Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum
Custom House
The Docks




01452 522 682

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The Soldiers of Gloucestershire is a small military museum, which tells the story of the Gloucestershire Regiment and the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars over the last three hundred years. Located in Gloucester Docks, galleries are on two floors of the old Custom house, which is listed grade two. The museum is registered and access is easy.

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Opening hours

Daily 1000-1700
Open every day, closed Mondays in Winter.
Christmas and New year, please call for times

Admission charges

Adults £4.75
Concessions £3.75
Children £2.75
See website for group rates.

The museum holds two collections - The Gloucestershire Regiment collection and the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars collection. These comprise military artifacts, paintings, textiles, medals and images that relect the history of the regiments and those who served in them.

Collection details

Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Personalities, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • first world war,
  • ww1,
  • ww2,
  • korean war,
  • battle of imjin,
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.
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Air Photo Photography of the First World War - Talk

  • 29 May 2014 7-9pm

This presentation will show how the use of air photography and photographic interpretation developed as primary source of tactical intelligence during the First World War. Nicholas Watkis is an experienced imagery analyst, with particular interest in the development of Air Photo Intelligence and its view of the First World War battlefields. He is a specialist in this field and is the author of a book on this subject 'The Western Front from the Air'. Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, Custom House, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2HE. Restricted access please enquire when booking.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • Family friendly


Tickets £6.00 or £5.00 to Friends of the Museum. Tickets available in the museum shop or call to pay over the phone: 01452 522682.