National Waterways Museum
Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, GL1 2EH
01452 318 054
Based within GLoucester Docks, the country's most inland port, the Award Winning museum is housed on three floors of a beautiful seven story Victorian Warehouse. You enter this working Museum via a lock Chamber with its running water, a sense of adventure takes you into the secret world of canals to relive the 200 year story of Britain's first transport system. A tale of pioneering men. Of fortunes gained and lost. Working models/engines, archive film, hands-on exhibits and interactives bring all of this to life.
Two sides of quay, where cargoes were once transferred, now sports boats of differing shapes and sizes including No 4 Steam Dredger. Explore Llanthony Yard, the Blacksmith's Workshop with its noises and smells, the Activities which during school holidays is staffed offering an opportunity to put creative and constructuve skills into practice.
Open British summer time daily 10am to 6pm. Open British winter time daily 10am to 5pm.
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