Museum Sets Out Plan For Next Five Years


The Museum of Gloucester run by Gloucester City Council has developed a new Museum Development Plan to future-proof the museum over the next five years.  


It sees the museum deliver fundamental improvements in areas such as events, education and engagement to ensure it can be the quality museum that a historic city like Gloucester deserves.

The Development Plan also gives consideration to the wider national, regional and local context, including the recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Recent work into the museum’s audience has helped shape the strategy which focuses on increasing the number of visitors and helping them make the most of their visit.

It sets out a number of aims including connecting people through shared experiences such as social or educational activities and working with the community to stage more events, exhibitions and educational sessions.

As well as ensuring the museum is sustainable the plan commits to addressing social and environmental challenges such as Black Lives Matter, social deprivation and climate change.

There are four key priority areas:

Collections  - preserving and interpreting the museum’s collections to best engage with the public​

Public Programming - curating an engaging and stimulating programme to educate and entertain

Audiences – making sure the museum is an accessible organisation that works with the community  

Sustainability – making sure the museum is sustainable and creates commercial opportunities

Councillor Steve Morgan, cabinet member for Culture and Leisure, said: “This is an ambitious five-year development plan that will help our museum grow and develop, making the most of our collections.  In a historic city like Gloucester we have a duty to ensure that we are working as hard as we can to engage visitors and to educate them about our fantastic city and I believe that the plan ensures we will be everything we can to achieve that.”