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Gloucester Docks - National Waterways Museum

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Location type: Museum
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The National Waterways Museum is concerned with Britain’‘s navigable inland waterways, including rivers and canals. It is an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage. The original National Waterways Museum at Gloucester is housed in a Victorian warehouse at Gloucester Docks. It has a collection of boats including narrowboats, river barges, canal and river tugs, and a steam powered dredger. There is also a steam crane and heavy oil engine in the setting of a canal repair yard, complete with working machine shop, forge and weighbridge.

Linked themes: Industry, Cultural heritage, History

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