The Queen Boadicea II boat trips from Gloucester are back this summer

For an affordable family day out and a unique view of the city, there's a chance to take a popular boat trip along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from the National Waterways Museum Gloucester, with departures six days a week this summer.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
Setting sail from Gloucester Docks, Queen Boadicea II was built in 1936 and took part in the Dunkirk evacuations in World War II.

For a novel way to entertain the family this summer, there's a chance to hop aboard the Queen Boadicea II, moored outside the National Waterways Museum Gloucester for an adventure on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.

Rich in history, Queen Boadicea II was built in 1936 and took part in the Dunkirk evacuations in World War II. 

The 45-minute cruise, running every lunchtime at 12pm and 1.30pm from Tuesday to Sunday, offers a completely different perspective of Gloucester.

You can bring your own packed lunch to eat on the boat and there's no need to pay for museum entry if you just want to go on the boat.

Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and can be bought in person at the museum, as long as you ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand to buy your ticket. 

Adults cost £7.50, children aged four to 16 are £5, little ones who are three and under are free of charge with a family ticket costing £22.50.

There is a mixture of covered seating and open seating on deck plus limited seating below deck, down some steep steps.

During the school summer holidays the museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm and boat trips only run on the days the museum is open.

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