Museum of Gloucester

Due to the coronavirus, museums and galleries across the country may have adjusted their opening times, or you may have to book a timed ticket in order to visit. Please check their websites and social media channels for up to date information.

Brunswick Road

  • Phone: 01452 396131
  • Phone: 01452 396572

Welcome to the Museum of Gloucester and the Tourist Information Centre… We are so excited to announce that the Museum of Gloucester and Gloucester Tourist Information Centre are re-opening!! From Tuesday 18 May 2021, our new opening hours will be: PEAK SEASON (February half-term to end October half-term) Tuesday-Saturday | 10am-5pm and Sunday | 11am-4pm OFF-PEAK SEASON (End October half-term to February half-term) Tuesday-Saturday | 10am-4pm and Sunday | 11am-3pm Please book tickets via phone to avoid disappointment (very limited walk-ins for the museum are available for your safety.) To book your museum tickets, please telephone on 01452 396131 or 396572. 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. 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... The museum also features ground floor exhibitions and exhibits that promise a much more interactive experience. Highlights include a Roman kitchen playhouse and medieval street and part of the original Roman wall can also be viewed within the museum. Visit our café, serving a range of tea, coffee and cakes, crisps and biscuits as well as an exciting gift shop full of both historical and local products. Gloucester's award-winning Tourist Information Centre is also located on the ground floor of this beautiful building…

Further information

Opening Hours:

Opening times are 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday | 10am – 4pm Sunday Closed on Mondays


Admission to the museum, cafe and shop is FREE! (Some exhibition will incur a charge...) Make a donation… Your support makes a huge difference! We are proud to offer FREE admission to our Museum, but rely on your donations to allow us to continue to preserve and display our historical sites and collections for generations to come…


  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • 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


  • 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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