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National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Interesting place to visit

Gives you a chance to learn about the history of the canal and how it developed. Combine it with a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Paul A
Waste of money

Very poor museum- and believe me, we have seen a few. We have visited many free museums that are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian E
Derby, United Kingdom
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“boat trip”(39 reviews)
The museum celebrates the role Gloucester Docks and the local canal network had in transporting goods to the industrial Midlands. Our new bright and engaging galleries will showcase the uniqueness of the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness...more
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Llanthony Warehouse | Gloucester Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EH, England
+44 1452 318200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor museum- and believe me, we have seen a few. We have visited many free museums that are far superior to this one. The entry price of £7-50 for seniors is outrageous for what you get to see. Very disappointed in what could have...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the few museums I have visited that accepts dogs. They even serve dog 'ice cream'. We didn't go for that but we did take our very well behaved labrador with us. The displays are well preserved and well labelled. The lighting...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff and nice cafe, very interesting and wonderful for kids about 2-6 years old. I highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit and so much to see. Great to hear the stories of people who once worked on the canals in the area . Also good to see many interesting items

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David M
Reviewed 20 December 2018

Visit started with a warm welcome from staff and a snack in the tea/coffee area. Currently set on two floors the exhibits tell the story of the Gloucester docks. this is supported with photographs, plans and drawings, models, and one time employers talking about their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Keith G
Reviewed 14 December 2018

We visited today and were entranced. It's such a well thought out space and the staff were a delight. Made us want to own a narrowband.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Paid a visit to this museum Have walked past it a few times without venturing in What a fool😡😡 Friendly staff, relaxed environment and listening to the workers recounting tales of their working lives fascinating Easy access round the exhibitions and finished with coffee and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 358grahamp
Reviewed 3 November 2018

I was visiting with my parents and we were overcharged as one of our Art Fund discounts didn't get deducted and we didn’t notice until later. At the time we decided not to fiddle about trying to sort out what was only a couple of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Phil S
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We couldn't locate this Museum and phoned twice for the location of the nearest car park. The phone was not answered but we left a voicemail message as the answerphone promised that they would phone back. When we arrived there was no-one on reception and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Gives you a chance to learn about the history of the canal and how it developed. Combine it with a trip on the boat that takes you up and down the canal where you can listen to the history of the canal and see many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul A
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Lizzie C
3 August 2016|
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Response from forestofdeandweller | Reviewed this property |
No the Boat trip is separate to the Museum entry.
16 June 2016|
Response from Lizzie C |
Yes it is open again, just opened in the last few days.....