Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum
Custom House
The Docks
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL1 2HE
England

Website

www.glosters.org.uk

E-mail

curator@sogm.co.uk

Telephone

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.

Venue Type:

Museum

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.
photograph of wounded soldier on battlefield

Boys to Soldiers

  • 4 August 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Bring your adult or child along to the Museum, and enlist them for Lord Kitchener’s Army in the First World War.

Collect your kit, find out your posting, learn to pass the time in the trenches, practice ‘drilling’ and preparing for action and find out the fate of ‘your’ historical character!

Discover who started the war, and why!

Your county NEEDS YOU! Come on local boys and girls, sign up now!

Please call the museum: 01452 522682 Option 2, then option 2 for the shop.

Or email: Elizabeth.roper@sogm.co.uk.

Restricted accessibility, please enquire when booking.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Booking information: Places are limited, booking essential. Workshop is free of charge, sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

photograph of ww1 biplane

Military Mobiles

  • 7 August 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Part of our KIDS DROP INS sessions: Military Mobiles

Bring the kids along for some fun construction activities: make a military mobiles from historic vehicles and soldiers.

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost £1.00 per child.

For further information contact the museum on: 01452 522682. Or email: Elizabeth.roper@sogm.co.uk

Victoria Cross Medal Ribbon

Medals and Brooches

  • 14 August 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Bring the kids along to our workshop; discover WW2 medals and brooches, make your own to wear with pride.

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Drop in session between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm

Cost £1 per child.

For further information contact the museum on: 01452 522682. Or email: Elizabeth.roper@sogm.co.uk

Photograph of WW1 Nurses, Edith Cavell seated centre.

Sister Susie and the VADs

  • 18 August 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

'Sister Susie' was the affectionate name given to the women of the World War One home-front carrying out war work on land and munitions factories. Her counterpart the women of the Voluntary Aid Detachment found themselves introduced to the medical teams in overseas military hospitals. Come along with your own 'sisters' and 'comrades' to explore some fascinating correspondence and historical stories as well as having a go at some skills.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Booking information: Places are limited, booking essential. Please call the museum: 01452 522682 Option 2, then option 2 for the shop.

Website

http://www.glosters.org.uk/events/

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