Gloucester Life Museum, Gloucester

4.3
#5 of 6 in Museums in Gloucester
“Over the last few years the Gloucester City and Folk Museums have undergone extensive renovations due to a large grant from the heritage lottery fund, and investment from the City Council. As a result the museums now have brand new Cafes – Café Nerva within the City Museum, and the Folk Tearooms at the Folk Museum. There are historical goodies and toys on offer in the City Museum shop, and the Folk Museum houses the Folk Boutique which contains a selection of hand-picked shabby chic classics. Both museums host a lively program of events, talks, exhibitions, crafts and workshops throughout the year. The brand new permanent displays at the City Museum include the Story of Gloucester through the ages, walk through Mediaeval streets, learn the story of the Birdlip lady, and keep the kids entertained with lots of hands-on activities to do throughout your stay. Both museums now have themed children’s birthday parties available to book, and the Museum Detectives - a brand new club for children aged between 7 and 11 years old will be starting in summer 2013. With behind the scenes tours, talks with some of the most influential historians in the country and a variety of hands-on permanent displays, the City and Folk Museums are a hive of activity and a definite must if you’re making a visit to Gloucester.”
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  • Fabulous building and interesting displays in old rooms . Very quiet for a Saturday afternoon. Helpful and knowledgable staff.  more »
  • I think the building it’s self is the gem here - sadly the exhibits are a little sparse, but I totally understand when local authorities have been cutting museum budgets for years under the guise of.....  more »
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  • Didn't look much from the outside but I am so so glad I ventured in. This is a totally amazing museum .... not your usual prehistoric relics etc. It's all about the people of Gloucester from war time enrolement office to antique wedding dresses and including local industry. All set in an old Tudor house with many of the original features there to see. If I can urge you to visit one museum in Gloucester- this is it.
  • Lovely Tudor building with exhibits laid out in seperate areas off interest and spans from Tudor to present. Tudor wall paintings were wonderful to see. The building also has original beams and floors that are uneven just as they would have been. A very nice experience. .

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