Museum of Gloucester

Museum in Gloucester

Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery
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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. 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.

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Visiting Museum of Gloucester


PEAK SEASON (February half-term to end October half-term)

Tuesday-Saturday | 10am-5pm and Sunday | 11am-4pm

OFF-PEAK SEASON (End October half-term to February half-term)

Tuesday-Saturday | 10am-4pm and Sunday | 11am-3pm

Duration: 1 hours

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