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The Museum of Gloucester is lcoated in the heart of the city of Gloucester
The Museum of Gloucester is lcoated in the heart of the city of Gloucester

About the Museum of Gloucester

The museum's fascinating displays are housed in a fine Georgian Building in the heart of the City and contains many items of national and international importance. Among the spectacular collection are the archaeological finds, fine and decorative arts, and natural history specimens representing Gloucester's rich heritage.

A visit to the Museum of Gloucester will tell you so much about the early history of Gloucester. As well as fascinating Roman and Mediaeval displays there are dinosaurs, fossils, paintings, clocks, furniture, the stunning Birdlip Mirror and lots more.
Items of national & international importance that everyone must see.

Exhibitions, Events & Activities

A wide range of exquisite touring exhibitions and an exciting programme of events, hands-on activities, are held throughout the year. Click on the buttons above to find out what's on at the moment.

Something for everyone

Whether you are a researcher, a professional, an amateur, or an enthusiast about archaeology, fine art, science or history there are plenty of objects to grab your attention. And if you are visiting us a parent, grand parent or a child of any age, there is always something to do for children, interactive and other hands-on activities, just ask at the desk.

Events at the Museum of Gloucester for 2020

Click on the events icon above.

Clubs, Groups & Drop-in Sessions

Sewing Circle
Sewing Circle takes place on the first Wednesday of every month (except January & August). Whether your passion is for sewing, knitting, embroidery, crochet or something else textile, bring your latest project and have a coffee and chat while you create. Whether you are an expert or a novice, come along and share your expertise, questions and all those tricky bits with like-minded people. Everyone is welcome. 
2pm – 4pm

Crafty Corner
Whether you are a child, teenager or adult, we would love you to take home a crafty memento of your visit, or to have explored our museums in a slightly different way. Every Saturday at the City Museum you’ll find a different quick craft linked to the exhibitions and objects in the Museums or our wider cultural world, and  a special trail to follow at the Folk Museum.
Time: 10am – 4pm

Slow Stitch SaturdaysRelax and unwind in the Museums café. Join Artist Claire Taylor-Jones and explore the possibilities of hand stitching as a means to slowing down and relaxing. Work on your own unfinished projects or start a year-long slow stitch project.
Each month you will look at a different stitch and its uses. Unlimited tea/coffee. Everyone is welcome.
Time: 10am - 12.30pm

Ancient Games
Do you like playing chess, draughts or 9 mens-morris but haven’t anyone to play against why not pop along to a new club and have a go. Whether you are an expert or a novice, come along and share your expertise with like-minded people.Everyone is welcome.
Time: 10am - 1pm

La La Lounge
Come and play at the Museum. Join us at our friendly and supportive group for a relaxed drop-in play session. Support available every session from a BFN trained feeding support worker. All welcome.
Time: 10.30am - 12pm

Visit the website for details of other workshop and clubs

Museum of Gloucester Admission Information

Opening Times
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Admission Charges

Entry to the Museum, Shop and Cafe are all free of charge to all.

Museum, cafe and shop admission are now free of charge.

Some exhibitions may incur a small charge. There will also be charges for events. 

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