Gloucestershire has a great variety of museums! The Gloucester Folk museum tells the story of everyday folk, how they lived, their trades and customs; the Corinium museum has lots of Roman exhibits; the Soldiers of Gloucestershire museum details the history of the Glorious Glosters; the motoring museum has a trip down memory lane with vintage cars and motoring curiosities; learn about the wonderful work of Dr Edward Jenner, whose vaccination freed the world of the deadly smallpox; see an extensive natural history collection at the Merchants House; visit the birthplace of Gustav Holst, the composer of The Planets; learn about mining in the Forest of Dean; what life was life for boat people at the waterways museum; find out about the first jet plane at the jet age museum; love cricket? then the cricket museum has a fantastic collection of cricket artefacts.
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.
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