Gloucester Museums


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The Infant and Junior winners for this year's 'Gloucester Museums Young Designers Competition' have been chosen!  Congratulations to Charlotte Green (aged 9) from Grangefield Primary School who is the overall winner in the Junior category, and Ethan Wiggins (aged 4) from Barnwood Primary School who is the overall winner in the Infant category!

Click on the 'download brochure' link on the left to download the January - June 2015 Gloucester City & Folk Museum 'What's On Guide', or pick up your copy from the City or Folk Museums.  You can also download our Easter holiday activities leaflet by clicking HERE|.

We have a packed programme of events, talks, tours, clubs, exhibitions and activities in store for 2015, so don't miss out - get in early!  We look forward to seeing you at the Museums throughout 2015.  Saturday 28th March also sees the Gloucester Heritage Forum showcase all current Gloucester-based HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) projects at the Folk Museum between 11am and 3pm.  Visitors are invited to view current projects and have their say.


 We have a varied programme of talks and tours taking place for 2015, including the much anticipated Richard III Festival from 6th - 14th March.  We also have the regular programme of monthly Culture Club talks, including 'Vesuvius and it's victims' on 1st April..

The regular tours of the Roman Eastgate Chamber are up and running from March this year, with special tours taken by Lucius Sita (our resident Roman Soldier in full uniform) planned for all schools holidays throughout the year.  Download the brochure by following the link on the left, or click on the 'Events' tab above to find the full list of tours.


Birthday-party-web-banner|The Gloucester City and Folk Museums offer themed birthday parties for children.  Click here| for more information or email us at| if you'd like to book your slot. 

Choose from Pirates, Princess & Tiaras, Dinosaurs, Romans, Victorians, World War II or Tudor themes, prices starting from only £60 - it's well worth a look!


This year sees the hotly anticipated 'Visual Impact' photography exhibition continue within the City Museum Touring Gallery.  The exhibition features lots of fascinating images taken by artist Aleks Gjika. 

The 'Tudor Faces' exhibition has now come down and the full collection of Gloucester's twelve Tudor Portraits are about to be evaluated, to look into the conservation needed to preserve them for future generations to enjoy.  The exhibition was a great success and really helped to raised the profile of the works and create better understanding of how important this collection is to Gloucester and it's people.

The Folk Museum's touring gallery explores the lives of the people of Gloucester on the homefront during The Great War, with 'What did you do in the Great War, Gloucester?'  Open now until June 2015.


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.


Click on the 'download brochure' link on the left hand side of this page to download the current Museums list of activities and events.  These include sewing workshops for children, taking place during each school holiday throughout the year, weekly Crafty Corners at the City Museum, and terrific trails that change monthly at the Folk Museum.  Plenty to do all the year round! 


walls-icecreamThere's lots on offer at the Folk & City Museum Shops this season, with new lines such as The Puppet Company, and a great line range of vintage 'Wall's Ice-cream' homewares and memorabilia.

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

Look out for our online store - coming soon!



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 and Folk Museums soon.