Gloucester Museums


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

 Click on the 'download brochure' link on the left to download the January - March 2016 Gloucester City & Folk Museum 'What's On Guide', or pick up your copy from the museums themselves.  There are some really exciting projects planned that will launch at the museums this year so keep your eyes peeled!


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 2015, and will re-commence in February 2016.  Visit the 'events' tab above to find the 'tours' info.


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!


2016 starts with a bang as the 'European Art Quilts VIII' Exhibition runs within the City Museum Touring Gallery until 5th March.  Featuring over 40 works the exhibition showcases the medium of art quilting as a form of modern art, and it's not difficult to understand why once you view this world-class exhibition.

Following on from 'European Art Quilts VIII' is the hugely anticipated exhibition 'The Tudor Child', which looks at clothing and culture from 1485 to 1625.  A fully-illustrated guide book is available now from the City Museum, although you'll need to be quick as they're selling fast!


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 the 'Museum Makers' workshops for children, 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.