Museum of Gloucester
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 for children and families, 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…
- Contact Name
- Amy Washington
- Contact Position
- Events & Marketing Officer - Museums
- Museum of Gloucester
- GL1 1HP
We are now closed due to Coronavirus Regulations.
On 4 January, Gloucestershire joined the rest of the UK in a National lockdown. The Museum of Gloucester and the Tourist Information Centre will still remain closed until further notice.
We will continue to keep you updated on any re-opening plans when we have further information...
- When is it on
- Thursday – Saturday
- Time of day
- Session Information
10am - 4pm
We are currently closed due to Coronavirus regulations.
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- Additional Charges
- 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 collection for generations to come...
- Referral required
- Other notes
All gallery areas are wheelchair accessible. Our meeting and educational room has a hearing loop.