Canal & River Trust Explorers


Join the Canal & River Trust - Explorers team at the National Waterways Museum Gloucester for a series of Spring Challenge Days.

Families will be able to learn a new waterway skill, get competitive, go exploring, or discover a new talent. There will be something different each spring Saturday between 10am - 2pm - free with museum entry, kids under 5 get in free!

The challenge days are drop-in sessions and are included in the price of your museum entry or free if you have an annual ticket. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Your museum ticket lasts for 12-months so when you pay on your first visit, every visit after that is free for 12-months!

Ticket price: Adult (16+) - £8.50; Child (6-15) - £5.00; Child (5 and under) - Free; Family - £20.00; Concession - £7.50.

30th April - Get loading – Don't sink the boat! How much can you load onto your plasticine boat?

⛓ 7th May - Get knotted – Learn the ropes with Explorers and make a boatman's 'cheese'.

‍♀️14th May - Get going – Make your own boats and race them against each other.

21st May - (Don't) Get lost – Learn how to use coordinates and follow instructions to find clues around the museum.

28th May - Get arty – Learn how to paint like a narrowboat painter.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.50 per ticket
Child£5.00 per ticket
Concession£7.50 per ticket
Family£20.00 per ticket

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Map & Directions

Canal Skills Family Challenge Days


National Waterways Museum Gloucester, Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2EH
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Tel01452 318212

Opening Times

Canal Skills Family Challenge Day - (Don't) Get lost (21 May 2022)
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Canal Skills Family Challenge Day - Get arty (28 May 2022)
Saturday10:00 - 14:00

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