The Museum of Gloucester


Museum of Gloucester
Brunswick Road

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Found within the city of Gloucester is an internationally important collection of treasures of over 750,000 objects...

The Museum of Gloucester tells the story of the city’s origins as a Roman settlement and its subsequent development through the Dark Ages and Medieval period. This fine Victorian building also has a significant collection of art including paintings by Richard Wilson, Thomas Gainsborough, John Atkinson Grimshaw and Thomas Dibdin.

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.

The museum has ever-changing exhibitions and events, so keep your eye open for these and much much more...

The museum also features ground floor exhibitions and exhibits that promise a much more interactive experience. Highlights include a Roman kitchen playhouse and medieval street and part of the original Roman wall can also be viewed within the museum.

Visit our café, serving a range of tea, coffee and cakes, crisps and biscuits as well as an exciting gift shop full of both historical and local products. Gloucester’s award-winning Tourist Information Centre is also located on the ground floor of this beautiful building…

Entry to the museum is by donation, simply pay what you think! We advise booking museum admission tickets online to avoid disappointment (you can donate online when you book or in the museum itself…)