John Moore Museum and Merchant's House

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - John Moore Museum and Merchant's House

Tewkesbury

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Home to an extensive Natural History collection featuring specimens of our native mammals and birds. A few doors away is The Merchant's House, a two storey building which has been beautifully restored and furnished to show the construction of a 15th century shop and dwelling. Special event days. Outreach service. Seasonal openings. School visits welcome. Not suitable for wheelchairs.

John Moore Museum and Merchant's House - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music

Northleach

A living museum of the extraordinary variety of self-playing musical instruments and automata which were the pride and joy of our Great Grandparents, and the only kind of "canned" musical entertainment available in the home before regular broadcasting started up in 1924. All the instruments present as live entertainment by our guides. Open daily.

Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music - Northleach, Gloucestershire

Littledean Jail

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Littledean Jail

Nr. Cinderford

Reputed to be one of Britain’s most haunted properties, once a former house of correction, then a police station and then a courthouse, it is home to the infamous crime-through-time collection, including instruments of punishment and torture. It also houses the largest collection of Quadrophenia memorabilia in the world. “Not for the easily offended or those of a sensitive nature”.

Littledean Jail - Nr. Cinderford, Gloucestershire

Museum in the Park

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Museum in the Park

Stroud

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Family-friendly museum housed on two floors of a Grade II 17th century wool merchant's mansion, in the grounds of Stratford Park. Objects and displays include dinosaur remains, Roman temple remains and the world's first lawnmower. Always a variety of interesting exhibitions and events. School visits welcome. See website for opening times. Free admission, donations welcome.

Museum in the Park - Stroud, Gloucestershire

Out of the Hat

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Out of the Hat

Tewkesbury

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A charming heritage and visitor centre in a restored 15th century building. Visitors get a taste of 17th century life in Tewkesbury: using hand held personal media players, follow Bartholomew Read, a glove maker who resided in the building during the 17th century, as he takes visitors around his former home. Interactive displays, games and information panels. School visits welcome.

Out of the Hat - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Gloucester

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The Museum displays the remarkable story of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire who have served their regiments since 1694. It depicts their courage, humour, their traditions and their sacrifices in exciting and colourful exhibitions for all ages to enjoy. View interactive displays, contemporary film records, medal collection and uniforms. Search the online soldier database, fee for further information. School visits welcome.

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Tetbury Police Museum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Tetbury Police Museum

Tetbury

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Housed in the former police station and magistrates court, the museum has a wide range of fascinating exhibits showing the history of the Gloucestershire Police Force. Our resident sergeant is always on duty in the station watching over the prisoners, local troublemakers and the public as he has done for over a hundred years. In the first floor courtroom there is a complete magistrates court with a display using models and depicting hearing, as it would have been in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

Tetbury Police Museum - Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Tewkesbury Museum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Tewkesbury Museum

Tewkesbury

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Discover Tewkesbury’s rich and diverse past from prehistory to the Victorians. Explore the evidence of local Romans and unlock the secrets of a Roman skeleton. Find out about the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471. See a vintage model funfair scene. Special exhibitions. School Visits welcome. Child friendly with dressing up clothes and quizzes. Small admission charge. Seasonal opening times.

Tewkesbury Museum - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

The Almonry

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - The Almonry

Evesham

A grade 1 listed building dating back to 1400. There are 12 rooms and a garden, with exhibits of all kinds relating to the life of Evesham and the surrounding Vale, including the history of the Benedictine Abbey, Battle of Evesham. Check website for opening times.

The Almonry - Evesham, Gloucestershire

The Bugatti Trust

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - The Bugatti Trust

Cheltenham

THE Bugatti Trust is a registered UK Charity situated on the same site as the world famous Prescott Hill Climb. The aims and objectives of the Trust are to preserve and make available for study the works of Ettore Bugatti. The Trust offers a visitors centre which is open to the public all year round. Please check our website for opening times.

The Bugatti Trust - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

The Old Mill

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - The Old Mill

Lower Slaughter

In one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, the Old Mill is home to a museum, where you can learn about the history of bread making, as well as a gift and craft shop. Stay a while in the riverside café where you can enjoy homemade scones with your cream tea. Try one of the handmade organic ice creams in a sugar cone or tub, in mouth watering flavours.

The Old Mill - Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire

Wharf House

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Wharf House

Gloucester

An intimate restaurant serving varied cuisine. Also Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust Visitor Centre. Morning coffee and cakes, lunches, afternoon teas, dinners: pays to book.

Wharf House - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum

Cheltenham

Displays illustrate the local history of Winchcombe and its people, including Victorian kitchen and agricultural displays. Finds from Neolithic Belas Knap and Civil War, as well as information on 17th century tobacco growing. Historic police collection, including uniforms and equipment. Many reference documents and photographs available for local and family history researchers

Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Winchcombe Railway Museum and Gardens

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Winchcombe Railway Museum and Gardens

Winchcombe

A unique collection of railway artefacts housed in a lovely Cotswold country garden. A vast collection of railway memorabilia to delight enthusiasts. Gardeners will appreciate the old and rare plants in the garden. A child-friendly environment where visitors are actively encouraged to operate the signals, ring the bells and enjoy the various exhibits. Light refreshments and ice creams are available.

Winchcombe Railway Museum and Gardens - Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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