Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery
Website for the Gloucester City and Folk Museums
Main email address for both Gloucester City and Folk Museums
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.
Opening times are 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday (the café shuts at 4pm).
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
Activity stations throughout the galleries
Events throughout the year
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.
Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences
Key artists and exhibits
- Atkinson Grimshaw;
- Birdlip Mirror;
- Gloucester Tableset;
- Rufus Sita tombstone;
- Hornsleasow Jurassic fossils
- 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;