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,
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

  • 12 September 2014

Come and discover the lives of Gloucestershire soldiers from the last 300 years. Try on Army uniforms, walk into a First World War trench
learn how the weapons and vehicles have changed through history with our digital interactives. Do you know how the Gloucestershire Regiment won the Back Badge? How the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars survived fighting in the desert? Have you felt how heavy a Rifleman’s rucksack is? With changing exhibitions and our Soldiers of the Month display, there is always something new to see. There is plenty for the whole family to do, with a brilliant shop and tea room overlooking the docks.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.