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Queen Boadicea II and King Arthur

Gloucester Waterways Museum offers a great selection of boat trip and hire options on its two boats; King Arthur and Queen Boadicea II. Trips depart from the dockside at the museum for either the River Severn or the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.

Climb aboard for a 45 minute trip along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and learn more about the history of Gloucester as the skipper provides a historic commentary.

Built in 1936 by Thornycroft, Southampton, QUEEN BOADICEA II is a passenger vessel with a steel hull and a Gardner 6LX diesel engine. She has the capacity for 145 passengers. She was built for work on the River Thames between Richmond and Hampton Court.

King Arthur offers a spacious covered deck area. The saloon has a seating capacity of 42 (around tables), with a maximum capacity of 100, so you can relax and enjoy their bar and saloon while cruising along the River Severn or Gloucester & Sharpness canal. (Please note that in winter we carry a maximum of 60 people).

Useful Information

Telephone: 01452 318200
Museum quayside, midday, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
April to October, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays throughout the period, plus weekdays 1 May to 30 August.

Additional sailings are sometimes available. Call Gloucester Waterways Museum for details.

Group bookings for boat trips can happen any time - they just need two weeks notice.

  • Adult £4.95
  • Concession £4.25
  • Child £3.50
  • Under 3s free
  • Family £15 (two adults & two children)

Click here for their 2011 schedule of special cruises on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and the River Severn.
Click here for their scheduled cruises booking form.

Click here for their scheduled cruises group booking form.

Additional Information

Open daily throughout the year: 11am - 4pm
July and August: 10.30am - 5pm

Closed Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day