The Museum of Gloucester

Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1HP | (01452) 396131

The Museum of Gloucester is home to an internationally important collection of treasures, comprised of nearly one million objects!

Housed in a fine Victorian building on Brunswick Road in the centre of the city, the Museum of Gloucester tells the story of Gloucester’s origins as a Roman settlement and its development through the Dark Ages and medieval period through to modern day.

The Museum of Gloucester features two floors of exhibitions and interactive experiences, including a Roman kitchen playhouse, a medieval street and part of the original Roman wall.

The Archaeology collection includes the world-famous Birdlip Mirror, impressive Roman tombstones and the Gloucester Tables Set – the oldest complete backgammon set in the world.

Plus, the Museum of Gloucester has a significant collection of art including paintings by Richard Wilson, Thomas Gainsborough, John Atkinson Grimshaw and Thomas Dibdin.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm during peak season, and Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday 11am until 3pm during off peak season, general admission is free of charge but pre-booking is encouraged.

There are regularly changing exhibitions and events scheduled throughout the year, too.

It is also home to the Gloucester Tourist Information Service, a self-service café, a gift shop full of local products, as well as education and conference facilities.

For more information, or to book tickets, call the Museum of Gloucester on (01452) 396131 and (01452) 396572, or visit


Gloucester River of Hope at the Museum of Gloucester

Saturday 21 May to Sunday 12 June 2022

The Museum of Gloucester is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with brand-new exhibition, Gloucester River of Hope.

The Museum of Gloucester is hosting the International Photography Exhibition 162 from January to June 2022, in partnership with The Royal Photographic Society. Image © Cody Cobb from the series ‘Strange Land’.

International Photography Exhibition at the Museum of Gloucester

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