New LEGO® exhibition at Museum of Gloucester brings history to life in miniature

The Museum of Gloucester is bringing history to life through LEGO® with its exciting new Brick History Exhibition taking over the gallery from June to October 2024.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Brick History Exhibition (LEGO®) at the Museum of Gloucester recreates some of history's greatest moments in miniature — from dinosaurs to the discovery of DNA. Exhibition images © Warren Elsmore.

With famous figures from Mozart to Martin Luther King Junior and everything from castles to Concorde, the Museum of Gloucester's Brick History Exhibition (LEGO®) brings history to life in miniature.

Taking over the attraction from Saturday 29 June until Sunday 6 October 2024, visitors can marvel at intricate LEGO® models of history's most important moments, stretching as far back as the Big Bang, right through to the invention of the mobile phone, via dinosaurs, Da Vinci, the Blitz, the moon landings and the discovery of DNA. 

There's a LEGO® brick trail around the museum; daily LEGO® quizzes; themed dressing up box; LEGO® colouring sheets; a 'guess how many bricks are in the exhibition' competition; a LEGO® selfie station; and weekly building challenges — and if that wasn't enough, there's a whole host of workshops, talks and fun activities alongside the exhibition, with SoGlos rounding up the highlights...

Children's workshops at Brick History Exhibition (LEGO®)

Kicking off a series of creative workshops using LEGO® aimed at children aged seven and up, the Inventing with LEGO® club is a one-hour masterclass on Saturday 6 July 2024, with another session on Saturday 7 September 2024. The team from Library LAB combines practical and digital skills in this dynamic workshop, with tickets costing £10. 

On Saturday 13 July 2024, little ones can have a go at making their own unique LEGO® art, using paint and bricks to print colourful patterns and designs — with tickets costing £5 each; while budding fashion designers will love learning how to create unique LEGO® patches to customise their clothes on Saturday 27 July, with tickets costing £10.

Combining LEGO® and puppetry, kids can create their own one-of-a-kind paper robot puppet using paper printed with LEGO® bricks on Saturday 10 August 2024; or have a go at bringing their favourite LEGO® characters to life with a mask making workshop on Saturday 17 August 2024, with each session costing £7.50 per person.

Then on Saturday 24 August 2024, kids can get stuck into a LEGO®-inspired cupcake decorating session, making edible creations inspired by their favourite bricks, characters and designs. Tickets cost £10 per person. 

Adult workshops at Brick History Exhibition (LEGO®)

It's not just kids who can get creative, as there's an adults-only Upcycling Clothing and Accessories with LEGO® workshop on Saturday 3 August 2024, where, for £15, participants can transform an old item of clothing or accessory into a personalised masterpiece using LEGO®. 

There's also a LEGO®-inspired cake decorating session on Saturday 31 August 2024, bringing baking and building together as participants learn a variety of techniques to bring their edible LEGO® creations to life — before devouring them with a coffee! Tickets cost £15 each. 

Brick Builder sessions at Brick History Exhibition (LEGO®)

Big and small LEGO® builders can flex their construction skills with dedicated sessions running alongside the exhibition for just £1 minimum donation per person. 

Little Brick Builders under five-years-old can get creative with drop-in sessions from 10am to 12pm every Friday from Friday 5 July until Friday 4 October 2024.

There are drop-in sessions for Bigger Brick Builders aged five and up every Saturday from 10am to 12pm from Saturday 6 July until Saturday 5 October 2024.

Talks at Brick History Exhibition (LEGO®)

Ideal for adult LEGO® fans, visual artist and lifelong LEGO® enthusiast, Warren Elsmore, launches the exhibition with his talk 'Building History' on Saturday 29 June 2024. 

On Thursday 18 July 2024 from 5pm to 7pm, Gloucester archaeologist, Andrew Armstrong, hosts an after-work event with a talk on the history of buildings in Gloucester and a special viewing of the exhibition as part of Gloucester Festival of Archaeology, with tickets costing £10.

Then on Wednesday 4 September 2024, head curator Elizabeth Johansson-Hartley presents a fascinating history of toys and games through the ages, from ancient civilisations to the modern day. Tickets cost £10 each. 


Brick History Exhibition (LEGO®) at the Museum of Gloucester


Saturday 29 June to Sunday 6 October 2024


The museum is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday; 11am to 4pm Sunday; and is only open Mondays during school holidays


£8.50 for standard tickets; £6 for open concessions; £32.50 for family tickets; with free admission for under threes. Prices vary for additional workshops, talks and building sessions.


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