Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery

Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery
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The collections are housed on two floors in a Grade 1 listed Victorian building with stained glass windows and fine plasterwork ceiling on the first floor. Art and temporary exhibition galleries were added in the 1960s, and a large HLF grant in 2011 has allowed complete refurbishment to the ground floor.
The Museum is fully registered with the Museums & Galleries Commission and is a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Opening times are 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday (the café shuts at 4pm).

Admission charges

Entry to the shop and café – FREE

Adult - £3
Concessions (children, over 60s, students, any receiving benefits) - £2
Family (2 adults and 5 children) - £10

Individual - £10
Family (2 adults and 5 children) - £20


  • Museums Association

Additional info

Activity stations throughout the galleries
Events throughout the year
Computer quizzes
Special activities during school holidays
Lunchtime lecture series

Treasures from all over Gloucestershire reveal the county's early history - dinosaur bones and diorama; life of early man; the beautiful Bronze age Birdlip Mirror; life and death in Roman Gloucestershire; the amazing Gloucester Tables Set (early backgammon) and an intricate Mediaeval closing ring from a local church.
Discover beautiful antique furniture, clocks and decorative arts and paintings by well known artists such as Turner and Gainsbough. (Art gallery is occasionally closed for use for temporary exhibitions.)
An exciting range of events and activities take place all year, with a wide range of temporary exhibitions.

Collection details

Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences

Key artists and exhibits

  • Wilson;
  • Gainsborough;
  • Turner;
  • Atkinson Grimshaw;
  • Birdlip Mirror;
  • Gloucester Tableset;
  • Plesiosaur;
  • Rufus Sita tombstone;
  • Hornsleasow Jurassic fossils
  • Barometers;
  • Steeple cup;
  • Corsley silver;
  • Bon Marche Head;
  • St Nicholas' closing ring;
  • Massinger flagon;
  • Wickwar maces;
  • Limoges crosier;
  • Lugg lantern clock;
  • Simmons cart hourses;
  • Newnham sword;
  • Roman altars;
  • Antifix
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Gloucester City Museum After Hours

  • 15 May 2015 From 6pm

For a fun and educational evening with a difference head to Gloucester City Museum this May to enjoy an inspiring after-hours cultural experience.

Gloucester City Museum will be welcoming evening visitors on Saturday 16 May 2015, with special activities and games in store.

The event coincides with the national Museums at Night festival which sees museums, galleries and heritage sites open their doors to the public outside normal opening times.

While details are still to be confirmed, the aim of the festival is to encourage visitors to celebrate local and national culture in new and exciting ways, with the City Museum event promising to do just that.


Normal admission charges apply


Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery
Brunswick Road

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Website for the Gloucester City and Folk Museums


Main email address for both Gloucester City and Folk Museums


01452 396131


01452 410898

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