Artemis Archery research collection

Yew Corner
Oldland N/A

Extensive representative collection of traditional recreational bows, arrows and other artefacts. Associated badges, medals, prints and ephemera.

Cirencester Lock-up

Trinity Road
Cirencester GL7 1BR

A two-celled lock-up built in 1804 and moved to its present site in 1837. Display panels tell the story of lock-ups in general and the history of this building & the Cirencester workhouse.

Corinium Museum

Park Street
Cirencester GL7 2BX

Discover the treasures of the Cotswolds at the Corinium Museum. Two years and five million pounds in the making, the Corinium Museum has been transformed into the must-see visitor attraction of the Cotswolds. Corinium was the second largest city in Roman Britain.

Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection

The Old Mill, Sherbourne Street, Bourton-on-the-Water
Cheltenham GL54 2BY

The museum has seven galleries - overflowing with vintage and classic cars, caravans, precarious looking motorcycles, original enamel signs, a unique toy collection and an intriguing array of motoring curiosities. It provides a nostalgic journey through history, complete with sounds, smells and stories from the eras.

Court Barn Museum

Church Street
Chipping Campden GL55 6JE

Court Barn Museum celebrates the talented designers and craftspeople who have worked in Chipping Campden and the north Cotswolds since the beginning of the 20th century. This is a story of the Arts and Crafts movement and its legacy, a story of how a small town in a beautiful setting became a gathering place for designers and craftspeople of national and international reputation. Collections: There is a permanent exhibition of silver, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, industrial design, bookbinding, printing, and stained glass. The entire working archive of Robert Welch is also there.

Dean Forest Railway Museum

Dean Forest Railway, Norchard Railway Centre, Forest Road
Lydney GL15 4ET

Spend a moment of your visit to the Dean Forest Railway to look around with artefacts from the former Severn & Wye Joint Railway and associated Great Western & Midland Railways.

Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean

Camp Mill, Soudley, Cinderford
Forest of Dean GL14 2UB

Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of Dean. Collections: Includes archaeology, natural history, geology, industrial history, coal and iron mining, agriculture, costume, social history, friendly societies, library and archives.

Dr Jenner's House & Garden

The Chantry
Berkeley GL13 9BH

It was from this house in 1796 that Edward Jenner pioneered a vaccination against smallpox and it changed the world. During his life he was also fascinated by geology, ballooning, poetry and natural history. Find out about Dr Jenner's life, his hopes, the setbacks and how he changed the world.

Frenchay Village Museum

Begbrook Park
Frenchay BS16 1SZ

A few miles northeast of Bristol, in South Gloucestershire, Frenchay Village Museum gives an insight into an unusual village that, from the 17th century, was a community largely made up of non-conformist Quakers and Unitarians.

Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery

Brunswick Road
Gloucester GL1 1HP

Treasures from all over Gloucestershire reveal the county's early history - dinosaur bones and diorama; life of early man; the beautiful Bronze age Birdlip Mirror; life and death in Roman Gloucestershire; the amazing Gloucester Tables Set (early backgammon) and an intricate Mediaeval closing ring from a local church. Discover beautiful antique furniture, clocks and decorative arts and paintings by well known artists such as Turner and Gainsborough.

Gloucester Folk Museum

99-103 Westgate Street
Gloucester GL1 2PG

Museum displays on three floors of three half-timbered buildings of c.1500-1650 plus new extensions at the rear of the site - dairy, ironmonger's shop, wheelwright and carpenter workshops. Collections: Collections cover the social history, trades, crafts and industries from the City & County of Gloucester from the mid-16th.century to the present.

Gloucester Waterways Museum

Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks
Gloucester GL1 2EH

The award-winning Gloucester Waterways Museum (part of The Waterways Trust) is housed in a splendid Victorian warehouse at the historic Gloucester Docks. The collections include objects painted by boatmen, costumes worn by boating families, and waterways souvenirs, along with photographic and archive material.

Holst Birthplace Museum

4 Clarence Road
Cheltenham GL52 2AY

The Holst Birthplace Museum aims to celebrate the life and works of Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets. The museum was opened by Holst's daughter Imogen in 1975. Collections: Holst's piano, family items and extensive printed archive of photographs and ephemera.

John Moore Countryside Museum & Merchant's House

41 Church Street
Tewkesbury GL20 5SN

The John Moore Museum is nestled in a row of historic timber-framed buildings close to the Abbey in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The museum was established in 1980 in memory of the writer and naturalist John Moore. Today it is also home to an extensive natural history collection featuring specimens of the mammals and birds native to our countryside, woodlands, wetlands and farmland. A few doors away is The Merchant's House, a two storey building which has been beautifully restored and furnished to show the construction of a 15th century shop and dwelling. The museum has also recently taken over the management of the Old Baptist Chapel, originally a late Medieval Hall house which was later converted for use as a Nonconformist meeting house.

Museum in the Park, The

Stratford Park, Stratford Road
Stroud GL5 4AF

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.

Nature in Art

Wallsworth Hall, A38, Tewkesbury Road
Twigworth, near Gloucester GL2 9PA

The museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature from around the world. The collection spans 1500 years, from 60 countries by 600 artists and craftspeople.

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Custom House, The Docks
Gloucester GL1 2HE

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.

Swinford Museum

Fox House, Filkins, Nr Lechdale
Gloucester GL7 3JQ

Domestic agricultural and building crafts from a Cotswold village.

Tetbury Police Museum

The Old Court House, 63 Long Street
Tetbury GL8 8AA

The original police office and cells contain a most interesting array of exhibits and memorabilia which is well worth a visit, including the world renowned Alex Nichols collection of Handcuffs and Restraints. The centre is primarily dedicated to the history of the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

Tewkesbury Museum

64 Barton Street
Tewkesbury GL20 5PX

Social history and archaeology collections illustrating the history of Tewkesbury and its people. A fun learning experience for children and adults alike.

Thornbury & District Museum

c/o The Town Hall, 35 High Street
Thornbury BS35 2AR

The Trust's collection includes objects, a document archive, photographs and digital images which all help tell the story of Thornbury and its surrounding parishes. Some of the collection is placed in store and can be accessed by arrangement for research, as well as being used to create exhibitons and displays.

Waterways Archive

7th Floor, Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks
Gloucester GL1 2EH

The Waterways Archive collects, preserves and makes publicly available rich and diverse records in many forms, including plans, drawings, accounts, photographs and audio-visual recordings. At its core are the archives of British Waterways and the early canal companies, which trace the history of Britain's inland waterways back to its very roots. It is an archival resource covering the history of canals from the 17th century to the near present day. Collections: The collection covers the records of British Waterways and its predecessors the pre-nationalisation navigation companies.

Wellington Aviation Museum

British School House, Broadway Road
Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0BG

Some years ago Gerry Tyack opened his small museum dedicated to all those who served or who passed through RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, on one of the many training courses for RAF bomber command. Though the airfield is now a fire training station Gerry keeps the memory of the base alive in the museum with his vast range of artefacts from the war years and beyond.

Wilson, The - Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Clarence Street
Cheltenham GL50 3JT

Gallery spaces allow visitors to explore highlights from the museum's collections - including a new gallery space dedicated to the internationally renowned Arts & Crafts collection, open archives showing tales of local heroes, including the great Edward Wilson (one of Scott's key men on his 1912 expedition to Antarctica) and temporary exhibition spaces filled with varied programming including fun shows for families.

Winchcombe Folk & Police Museum

Old Town Hall, Winchcombe
Cheltenham GL54 5LJ

Our police collection is a small part of the Simms Collection which was founded in 1953. Winchcombe's Police Collection opened in 1983 in the Old Court Room of the Town Hall. On display we have British and International police uniforms, caps, helmets, badges, truncheons, handcuffs and other equipment.

Wotton Heritage Centre

The Chipping
Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD

Located in a converted fire station in the Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge, the museum provides visitors with an excellent introduction to this historic wool town and its surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty. Visit the Wotton Heritage Centre and discover intriguing artefacts from Wotton-under-Edge's crafts and industry; changing exhibition displays; photographs, postcards, documents, maps and books of local interest; microfiches of parish registers; card indexes of family and local history and a variety of databases for family history research.

Yate & District Heritage Centre

Church Road
Yate BS37 5BG

At present, the centre controls the two major local history collections in the area and these are both available to the public on open days and through appointment. There are over 3,000 objects in the centre.