Gloucester Museums



The grand-final winners of this year's Young Designers poster design competition have been announced!  The overall winner in the Junior category is Daisy Dinwoodie (aged 10) from Lakefield C of E Primary School, and the overall winner in the Infant category is Ionie Sullivan (aged 5) from Kingsway Primary School.  Well done to both the winners!  All posters that made it through to the grand final will be on display within the Museum of Gloucester galleries very soon.

Download the January - June brochure now by clicking the link on the left.  Have a look through the fantastic events, exhibitions, talks and tours we have coming up this year.

The Richard III festival 'Richard III and Gloucester' takes place between 15th and 20th May this year, and features a series of talks, walking tours, concerts and films - celebrating the life of King Richard III.  Click here for more information.|

We also have a day of English Civil War themed talks taking place in the Wheatstone hall on Saturday 1st April.  Alongside the talks there will be an opportunity to walk through the centre of the city and learn all about what happened during the Siege of Gloucester, on the 'Siege of Gloucester Walking Tours'.  Click here for more information.|


We have a varied program of talks and tours taking place throughout this year and next, along with the regular program of monthly Culture Club talks.  Download our brochure via the link on the left for more information.

Tours of the Roman Eastgate Chamber (with our resident Roman Soldier Lucius Sita) have begun again for 2017.  Visit the 'events' tab above to find information on upcoming tours.


The Museum of Gloucester and the Gloucester Life Museum offer themed birthday parties for children.  If you'd like more information send us an email at| or give us a ring if you'd like to check availability.  Choose from Pirates, Dinosaurs, Romans, Victorians, World War II or Tudor themes, prices starting from only £75 - it's well worth a look!


We have many exhibition spaces within our two museum sites.  The City Gallery at the Museum of Gloucester is our largest exhibition space plays host to a variety of touring and in-house exhibitions throughout the year.  The Community galleries host work by local artists, schools and community groups.

This summer will welcome prehistoric predators along to the Museum as the 'Dinosaurs' exhibition launches for summer 2017.  The 'Dinosaurs' exhibition will take place in the City Gallery at the Museum of Gloucester from 15th July until 28th October.  Watch this space!


Gloucester-Spa Thanks to the national 'Your Paintings' project, the entire collection of oil paintings within the Gloucester Museums Service collection is now available to view online.

To view the collection visit Your Paintings| and search for 'Gloucester'.  Due to the size of the collection, we are not able to display all these works within the museums at any one time.  If you'd like to take a closer look at a particular piece you find online and are able to visit the museums, please let us know by emailing us at| and we may be able to arrange a viewing with the curator.

A collection of prints and postcards based on artworks in the collection will soon be available from both museum shops.  Please email us at the above address if you would like to pre-order specific prints.


XL-woolly-mammothThere's lots on offer at the Museum Shops this season.

The beautiful range of Living Nature soft toys are always a hit with families, and our range of V&A historical jewellery is always a popular choice.

Visit the online shop by clicking here.|

Perfect quality gifts that you'll be pushed to find anywhere else in Gloucester!

We now have a new range of confectionery gifts that feature our very own Life Museum.  The 'Gift From Gloucester' range is a perfect gift for a loved one or a great memento of a museum visit.    


To download the current 'What's On' guide which includes a list of all events scheduled at the Museums until the end of June, click on the 'Download brochure' link in the left hand navigation bar.

If you would like to contact us please follow the 'Contact Us' link in the navigation bar on the left.

We look forward to seeing you at the City Museums soon.