Museum of Gloucester

Brunswick Road
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL1 1HP
England

  • Phone: 01452 396131

Found within the city of Gloucester is an internationally important collection of treasures of nearly one million objects. The Museum of Gloucester tells the story of the city’s origins as a Roman settlement and its subsequent development through the Dark Ages and Medieval period to the present day. This fine Victorian building also has a significant collection of art, including paintings by Richard Wilson, Thomas Gainsborough, John Atkinson Grimshaw and Thomas Dibdin. The Archaeology collection includes the world famous Birdlip mirror, impressive Roman tombstones and the Gloucester Tables Set, the oldest complete backgammon set in the world. The museum has ever-changing exhibitions and events, so keep your eye open for these and much much more...

Further information

Opening Hours:

Opening times are 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday

Charges:

Admission to the museum, cafe and shop is FREE! (Some exhibition will incur a charge).

Discounts:

  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass

Upcoming events:

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

Activity stations throughout the galleries Events and exhibitions throughout the year Special activities during school holidays Lunchtime lecture series

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Information point provided
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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