The Museum in the Park

The Museum in the Park
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Family-friendly museum in beautiful parkland setting.
Featuring colourful displays relating to the history, people and places of Stroud District and a varied programme of temporary exhibitions and events.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

April - Sept: Tue - Fri 1000 - 1700, Sat & Sun 1100-1700
Oct - Mar: Tue - Fri 1000 - 1600, Sat & Sun 1100 - 1600
Bank Holiday Mondays: 1100 - 1700
Open every day in August. Closed 1 - 31 December.

Closed: Mondays (except August / Summer Bank Holidays)

Admission charges

Free. Charges may apply for some special exhibitions.

Objects relating to the Stroud District:
Dinosaurs, fossils, and mammoth remains.
Roman altars, glassware, jewellery and pottery.
Local landscape paintings and photographs.
Early lawnmowers and spanners invented in Stroud by Edwin Budding.
Locally manufactured cloth samples, tennis balls, textile machinery, plastics, spanners and walkingsticks.
Objects representing family and working life on the Cotswold Hills and in the Servern Valley
Coins, ceramics and natural history specimens relating to local collectors.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Personalities, Photography, Social History, Sport, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Anthony Abrahams
  • Nick Cudworth
  • Edward Smith
  • Alfred Smith
  • Pangolin Editions
  • Millenium Masks by the Mask Studio
  • Stroud Valleys Artspace
  • Stroudwater International Textile Festival
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Art Packs

Explore the Museum's fine art collection and links with local history and geography. Activities suitable for KS2.

How to obtain

Telephone Ann Taylor, Learning Officer, on 01453 763394.

Four Seasons Resource Packs

Activities both in the Museum and outside in the Park, based on the four seasons of the year. Suitable for KS1 and KS2.

How to obtain

Telephone Ann Taylor, Learning Officer, on 01453 763394

Running a Home

A hands-on session on jobs around the home. For KS1 and KS2.

How to obtain

Telephone Ann Taylor, Learning Officer, on 01453 763394

Slippers D&T Project for KS2

A D&T project inspired by slippers on display in the Museum, with links to the history of the wool industry in the Stroud valleys.

How to obtain

Telephone Ann Taylor, Learning Officer, on 01453 763394

The Victorians

Meet Victorian characters in costume and discover what life used to be like in the Victorian era. For KS2 and KS3.


  • John Basset, Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company, Stroud

How to obtain

Telephone Ann Taylor, Learning Officer, on 01453 763394

Toys and Games of the Past

An activity day, including a Museum discovery trail, handling session, old playground games, storytelling and making a simple toy or card. For KS1 and KS2.

How to obtain

To book a session please call Ann Taylor, Learning Officer, on 01453 763394.

The Museum in the Park
Stratford Park
Stratford Road

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Our website

Digital Stroud


General emails and enquiries


Museum Office

01453 763394


Museum Office

01453 752400

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