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About the Museum of Gloucester...

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Found within the city of Gloucester is an internationally important collection of treasures of nearly one million objects...

The Museum of Gloucester tells the story of the city’s origins as a Roman settlement and its subsequent development through the Dark Ages and Medieval period. This fine Victorian building also has a significant collection of art including paintings by Richard Wilson, Thomas Gainsborough, John Atkinson Grimshaw and Thomas Dibdin. The museum features ground floor exhibitions and exhibits that promise a much more interactive experience. Highlights include a Roman kitchen playhouse and medieval street and part of the original Roman wall can also be viewed within the museum.

The Archaeology collection includes the world-famous Birdlip Mirror, impressive Roman tombstones and the Gloucester Tables Set, the oldest complete backgammon set in the world.

Feel free to visit our self-service café, serving tea, coffee and cakes, crisps and biscuits. We also have an exciting gift shop full of both historical and local products.

Education and conference facilities are also available.

The museum has ever-changing exhibitions and events, so keep your eye open for these and much, much more...

Countdown to the William Simmonds exhibition...

William Simmonds exhibition begins in just under 4 days time!
The Magical World of William Simmonds: Puppets and Paintings...