Gloucester Museums



The January - June 2017 brochure is now available to download online via the 'download brochure' link on the left.  Have a look through the fantastic events, exhibitions, talks and tours we have coming up

The Museum Sweet Shoppe is now open for business, selling lots of old-fashioned sweet treats within the Gloucester Life Museum garden!  Click here| to see what's on offer or to download an order form.


We have a varied programme of talks and tours taking place throughout this year and next, along with the regular programme 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 been hugely successful throughout 2016, and will run again from February 2017.  Visit the 'events' tab above to find the 'tours' info.


Birthday-party-web-banner|The Museum of Gloucester offers 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!


The Beauty of China is an exhibition of forty photographs of the wonderful natural scenery of China taken by forty different photographers, who are all members of the China Photographers’ Association. You can almost feel the photographers’ deep passion at the moment of pressing the shutter and you may sense the aesthetics of the Chinese people and their surroundings. The people who live in China are interdependent, at one with all creatures, and take immense pride in preserving their knowledge of local customs, culture and the beautiful landscape of China. The exhibition runs from Tuesday 8th November until Thursday 8th December.

The 'Henry III: Good King or Bad Ruler?' exhibition runs until 28th January 2017.  The exhibition features some of Gloucester's most important medieval treasures, including some of the most recent finds from the excavation of Gloucester Castle - which haven't yet been on display.


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.


walls-icecreamThere's lots on offer at the 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.

Visit the online shop by clicking here.|

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 December, 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.