Holst Birthplace Museum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Holst Birthplace Museum

Cheltenham

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The childhood home of Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets. The museum is also a fine period house showing the upstairs downstairs way of life in times past, including a working Victorian kitchen and laundry, elegant Regency drawing room and charming Edwardian nursery. School visits welcome. Seasonal opening. Free admission for children under 5.

Holst Birthplace Museum - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Hopewell Colliery Mining Museum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Hopewell Colliery Mining Museum

Coleford

A Forest of Dean Freemine dating from the 1820′s. The museum tells the story of how mining has been carried out in the Forest of Dean since Roman times and features a display of old mine working tools. Regular guided underground tours allowing visitors to walk through the mine workings. Disabled visitors by prior arrangement. Refreshments available. Check seasonal openings.

Hopewell Colliery Mining Museum - Coleford, Gloucestershire

International Centre for Birds of Prey

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Farm Parks, Zoos - International Centre for Birds of Prey

Newent

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The oldest dedicated bird of prey centre in the world and one of the friendliest. Daily flying demonstrations. Also offers falconry courses, photography days, owl evenings and birthday parties for children and adults.

International Centre for Birds of Prey - Newent, Gloucestershire

JDR Karting

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Action & Adventure - JDR Karting

Gloucester

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Arrive and Drive for drivers 12 years and over - book to avoid disappointment. Junior circuit for 4-12 year olds. Birthday parties, corporate/team building, hen and stag parties.

JDR Karting - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Jet Age Museum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Jet Age Museum

Gloucester

The Museum has a collection of Gloster aircraft either on outdoor display, in storage or being restored. Until a new home for the museum is built at Gloucestershire Airport, viewing of the restoration workshop in Brockworth is open to visitors on restricted opening times.

Jet Age Museum - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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

Jump In

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Action & Adventure - Jump In

Slough

Jump In Trampoline Arena provides exhilarating experiences for fun-loving people of all ages. More than just a trampoline park, Jump In has 32,000 sq ft of wall-to-wall trampolines, a toddler zone, foam pits, battle beam, slam dunk area, tumble tracks and more! Come on, get involved and Jump In! Parking available. Online bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Jump In - Slough, 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

Kelmscott Manor

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Kelmscott Manor

Lechlade

A grade 1 Listed Tudor farmhouse adjacent to the River Thames, built in 1570 from local limestone. The summer home of William Morris and contains an outstanding collection of the possessions and works of Morris, his family and associates, including furniture, original textiles, pictures, carpets, ceramics and metalwork. William Morris, his wife Jame and children Jenny and May are buried in the grounds of St George's church, Kelmcott. Seasonal opening.

Kelmscott Manor - Lechlade, Gloucestershire

Kiftsgate Court Gardens

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Kiftsgate Court Gardens

Chipping Campden

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Set on the edge of the Cotswold escarpments this is a delightful garden to explore with wonderful views to enjoy. Home to the famous Kiftsgate rose. Light lunches and teas. Plant sales. Some parts of the garden are set on very steep banks. House not open to visitors. For seasonal opening times see website.

Kiftsgate Court Gardens - Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Leckhampton Hill and The Devil's Chimney

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Leckhampton Hill and The Devil's Chimney

Cheltenham

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The hill lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fantastic for walks, wildlife, picnics and views over Cheltenham. Look out for The Devil's Chimney, a limestone outcrop which stands above the disused quarry. Legend has it that it is the chimney to the devil's house which is deep below ground!

Leckhampton Hill and The Devil's Chimney - Cheltenham, 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

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Cheltenham

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John 'Crump' Dutton built this 17th-century grandstand, fuelled by his passion for deer coursing, gambling, banqueting and entertaining. The Lodge has seasonal opening times. Sherborne is a working estate and has an abundance of wildlife, from fallow and roe deer to badgers and foxes. Ewe Pen Barn is the starting point for Lodge Park's three main walking routes: Short Woodland Stroll; Family Fun Walk and Historic Farmland Hike.

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Lydney Harbour

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Lydney Harbour

Lydney

Lovely place to walk with great views across the River Severn, on a clear day you can see the Severn Bridges and Berkeley Power Station. Some large rocks with bore holes in them, help you pick out points of interest. Picnic benches. Popular with dog walkers. Small children will need to be supervised.

Lydney Harbour - Lydney, Gloucestershire

Lydney Park Gardens & Roman Remains

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Lydney Park Gardens & Roman Remains

Lydney

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The estate is open to the public in the Spring and is also open on selected days as part of the National Garden Scheme (Yellow Book). A visit to Lydney Park Gardens is a great fun family day out - stroll through the woodland garden, picnic in the Deer Park, explore the Roman ruins and visit the museums, including our New Zealand Museum. Groups and Guided Tours are available by prior arrangement. Dogs may be taken around the garden on a lead.

Lydney Park Gardens & Roman Remains - Lydney, Gloucestershire

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