The Museum in the Park

The Museum in the Park
Stratford Park
Stratford Road
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 4AF
England

Website

Our website

www.museuminthepark.org.uk

Digital Stroud

www.digitalstroud.co.uk

E-mail

General emails and enquiries

museum@stroud.gov.uk

Telephone

Museum Office

01453 763394

Fax

Museum Office

01453 752400

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The Museum in the Park
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Family-friendly museum in beautiful parkland setting.
Featuring colourful displays relating to the history, people and places of Stroud District and a varied programme of temporary exhibitions and events.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

April - Sept: Tue - Fri 1000 - 1700, Sat & Sun 1100-1700
Oct - Mar: Tue - Fri 1000 - 1600, Sat & Sun 1100 - 1600
Bank Holiday Mondays: 1100 - 1700
Open every day in August. Closed 1 - 31 December.

Closed: Mondays (except August / Summer Bank Holidays)

Admission charges

Free. Charges may apply for some special exhibitions.

Objects relating to the Stroud District:
Dinosaurs, fossils, and mammoth remains.
Roman altars, glassware, jewellery and pottery.
Local landscape paintings and photographs.
Early lawnmowers and spanners invented in Stroud by Edwin Budding.
Locally manufactured cloth samples, tennis balls, textile machinery, plastics, spanners and walkingsticks.
Objects representing family and working life on the Cotswold Hills and in the Servern Valley
Coins, ceramics and natural history specimens relating to local collectors.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Personalities, Photography, Social History, Sport, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Anthony Abrahams
  • Nick Cudworth
  • Edward Smith
  • Alfred Smith
  • Pangolin Editions
  • Millenium Masks by the Mask Studio
  • Stroud Valleys Artspace
  • Stroudwater International Textile Festival
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Stroud in the First World War: One Man's War

  • 1 — 30 November 2014

Discover the story of Samuel Watkins, a man from Randwick. Follow his journey through the First World War and the impact on the family he left behind

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/2014/

Stroud in the First World War: Technology and Innovation

  • 1 January — 29 November 2015

Discover the story of how World War One drove technology and innovation in the Stroud District.
We still need help with this topic- do you have stories about the munitions workers at TH&J Daniels, about the Dudbridge Ironworks or any other technology focussed World War One story - if so please contact us.
This forms part of a series of Foyer Case exhibitions across the commemoration period - please 'phone for details of what is showing on a specific date.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/2015/

Stroud in the First World War: The World At War

  • 1 January — 27 November 2016

Telling the story of volunteers and those conscripted from the Stroud District and their involvement in the First World War across all of the major theatres. During this year's programme we will look at local VC winners Captain Bennett and Captain Butler as well as other men represented in our collections.
We are still looking for help with the stories for this year's theme - if you have stories you think we should tell about men or women from the Stroud District please contact us.
This forms part of a series of Foyer Case exhibitions across the commemoration period - please 'phone for details of what is showing on a specific date.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/2016/

Stroud in the First World War: The Home Front

  • 1 January — 26 November 2017

This year's programme will look at the Home Front, at VAD hospitals, at reserved occupations and at the Volunteer Force.
We still need help compiling these exhibitions - if you have local stories you think we should include please get in touch
This forms part of a series of Foyer Case exhibitions across the commemoration period - please 'phone for details of what is showing on a specific date.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/2017/

Stroud in the First World War: Medals, Souvenirs and Legacy

  • 1 January — 25 November 2018

This year's programme will look at items from our own collections which demostrate the aftermath and legacy of the First World War
We are still looking for help compiling the stories for this year's programme - if you have local stories and/or artefacts please contact us
This forms part of a series of foyer case exhibition across the commemoration period - please telephone for details of what is showing on a specific date.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/2018/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Art Packs

http://www.stroud.gov.uk/museum

Explore the Museum's fine art collection and links with local history and geography. Activities suitable for KS2.

How to obtain

Telephone Ann Taylor, Learning Officer, on 01453 763394.

Four Seasons Resource Packs

Activities both in the Museum and outside in the Park, based on the four seasons of the year. Suitable for KS1 and KS2.

How to obtain

Telephone Ann Taylor, Learning Officer, on 01453 763394

Running a Home

A hands-on session on jobs around the home. For KS1 and KS2.

How to obtain

Telephone Ann Taylor, Learning Officer, on 01453 763394

Slippers D&T Project for KS2

A D&T project inspired by slippers on display in the Museum, with links to the history of the wool industry in the Stroud valleys.

How to obtain

Telephone Ann Taylor, Learning Officer, on 01453 763394

The Victorians

Meet Victorian characters in costume and discover what life used to be like in the Victorian era. For KS2 and KS3.

Creator

  • John Basset, Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company, Stroud

How to obtain

Telephone Ann Taylor, Learning Officer, on 01453 763394

Toys and Games of the Past

An activity day, including a Museum discovery trail, handling session, old playground games, storytelling and making a simple toy or card. For KS1 and KS2.

How to obtain

To book a session please call Ann Taylor, Learning Officer, on 01453 763394.

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