See history in the making at Museum of Gloucester

A stunning new exhibition, which recreates iconic moments in history using LEGO® bricks, is coming soon to the Museum of Gloucester.

Brick History Exhibition, will run from Saturday, June 29 until Sunday, October 6, and will give LEGO® fans of all ages the chance to travel back in time to see historic events and people from the past.

They’ll be able to witness the brilliance of Mozart as he composes one of his greatest works and find out more about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, who led the American civil rights movement.

Visitors will be able to learn more about the origins of the universe with the reconstruction of the Big Bang and see scientific breakthroughs like the discovery of DNA, space exploration and the rise of the mobile phone. 

They will also get a chance to marvel at miniatures like Titanic and the record-breaking Concorde recreated using LEGO® bricks, to the intricate wonders of historical palaces and an impressive 1.5m square castle bustling with activity.

To accompany the exhibition there is a series of creative workshops and play sessions for LEGO® fans to get hands on. To book tickets and see pricing, visit Brick History Exhibition (LEGO®) — Museum of Gloucester

  • Little Brick Builders – Every Friday from 5 July – 4 October (10am – 12pm)
  • Bigger Brick Builders – Every Saturday from 6 July – 5 October (10am – 12pm)
  • Inventing with LEGO® Club – 6 July and 7 September (Two sessions a day: 1 – 2pm and 2:30 – 3:30pm)
  • Printing with LEGO® – 18 July (2 – 3pm)
  • History of Buildings in Gloucester (with city architect Andrew Armstrong) – 18 July (5 – 7pm)
  • Creating Patches with LEGO® – 27 July (3 – 4pm)
  • Upcycling Clothing and Accessories with LEGO® – 3 August (3 – 4pm)
  • Build and Animate: Create Your Own LEGO® Robot Puppet – 10 August (3 – 4pm)
  • Build and Wear: Create Your Own LEGO® Head Mask – 17 August (3 – 4pm)
  • Kids ‘n’ Cupcakes: LEGO® Inspired Cake Decorating – 24 August (3 – 4pm)
  • Coffee ‘n’ Cupcakes: LEGO® Inspired Cake Decorating – 31 August (3 – 4pm)
  • Culture Club: Toys and Games Through Time – 4 September (1 – 1:45pm)

Louisa Davies, Head of Culture and Leisure at Gloucester City Council, said: “We’re delighted to welcome this exhibition as we know there are a lot of keen Lego fans in the city, especially after the success of the Roman Gloucester in Lego bricks display. The Brick History Exhibition is not only a chance for visitors to have fun seeing these fantastic creations but to think and learn more about some of the most significant events in history.”