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Museums & Galleries

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Broadway Museum, 65 High Street

Exhibits on display over 3-floors include decorative art from the C17-C21; paintings by Gainsborough and Millais, Armorial ceramics, and Sheldon tapestries. Much was donated to the University of Oxford in 1683 by Elias Ashmore.

Open Tu-Su & BHs 10-5  

01386 859047

Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden

A celebration of the town’s association with the Arts & Crafts Movement. An exhibition of silver, jewellery ceramics, sculpture, industrial design and more, all beautifully set up by the Guild of Handicraft Trust.

Open Apr-Sept Tu-Su 10-5 Oct-Mar Tu-Su 11-4.  

01386 841951

DR Jenner's, Museum & Garden, Berkeley

A Queen Anne House with traditional and modern displays that celebrate  the life of Edward Jenner, the surgeon who discovered a vaccine for smallpox.

Open Easter & Apr to Sept, Su-W 11-5, & October Half Term  

01453 810631

Museum of Gloucester,  Brunswick Road 

Roman relics, dinosaurs, aquarium, art exhibitions.

Open Tu-Sa 10-5.  

01452 396131        venues.gloucester.gov.uk/Freetime/Museums

Gloucester Life Museum, 99-103 Westgate Street

Medieval timber-framed buildings associated with martyrdom of Bishop Hooper in 1555. Social history, folklore, crafts and industries of city and county. Herb garden.

Open Tu-Sa 10-5

01452 396868

Gustav Holst Birthplace Museum, Clarence Road, Cheltenham

 Memorabilia of composer’s life. Period furnished rooms.

Open all year Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1.30-5.  

01242 524846  

Museum In The Park, Stratford Park, Stroud

Innovative and colourful displays and changing exhibitions ranging from Dinosaurs to the Uley Roman Temple to the world’s first lawnmower and contemporary sculpture. New featured Garden out back is wonderful. A  Must-See for all Cotswold enthusiasts

Open Apr to Sept Tu-F  10-5, W/Es & BHs 11-5. Oct to Mar Tu-F 10-4, W/Es 11-4.  

01453 763394

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Nature In Art Museum,
Wallsworth Hall, Gloucester

The world’s first museum dedicated exclusively to Art inspired by Nature. Life-size sculptures in the garden. Artists at work (Feb-Nov). Coffee shop. Play area.

Open all year Tu-Su & BHs.  

01452 731422  

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, The Docks, Gloucester

300 years’ service portrayed by sound effects and life-size models, weapons and uniforms.

Open Mar to Oct, daily 10-5, Nov to Feb Tu-Sa, 10-5.

01452 522682  




The Wilson - Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum,
Clarence Street

World-renowned Arts & Crafts Movement collection inspired by William Morris. Rare Chinese and English ceramics. The Paper Store, an open archive of local heroes, including the great Edward Wilson, Antarctic Explorer. Social history of Cheltenham. C17 Dutch and C17-20 British paintings. Wilson Cafe. TIC.

Open M-Sa 9.30-5.15, Su 11-4.  

01242 237431



Photos supplied by Goldeneye Guides, National Trust & Subject

Photographers - William Fricker, David Sellman, Stephen Robson, Arnhel de Sera, Andreas Von Einsiedel, Chris Lacey, Derrick E. Witty, James Dobson, Paul Barker, James Dobson, John Hammond, Mark Bolton, Nadia Mackenzie, Andrew Butler, John Millar, Nick Meers, Stuart Cox, Rupert Truman