At the Gloucester Folk Museum you can experience what life was like for the people of Gloucester from Tudor times to the present day. The Museum is housed within a grand Tudor building and is set across three floors. Experience what a Tudor bed really felt like to sit on, sign up in the WWII Recruitment Office and do your bit for your country, put on a puppet show in the Toy Gallery, or have a seat in the 1950s living room.There are displays of crafts, trades and industries, as well as toys, household items, model trains, appliances, a period classroom, dairy, wheelwright, carpenter and ironmonger's shops. There is no wheelchair access to the upper floors. Assistance dogs are welcome.
The Museum of Gloucester tells the story of Gloucester through the ages, from prehistoric dinosaur fossils, to Roman artefacts and through Medieval streets to the present day. There is plenty to see and do, all housed within a magnificent Georgian building in the heart of the City. The Special Exhibition on in 2016 is The Tudor Child. The Tudor Child offers a detailed insight into sixteenth century clothing for infants, young children and youths. Featuring beautifully handmade costumes and replica fabrics of the period. Visitors will have the chance to learn how to ‘swaddle’, whilst hearing how boys in skirts and young girls in stiffened bodices were the norm of the day. There is no wheelchair access to the upper floors. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Location City Museum: Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1HP
Location Life Museum: 99 - 103 Westgate Street Gloucester GL1 2PG
Transport: Gloucester (National Rail) 15 minutes or bus. Bus Routes 10, 48, 49, 66, 113, 201 and 520 stop nearby.
Opening Times : Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 15:00.
Tickets : Adults £5.00; Concessions/Children (5 - 15) £3.00. Ticket = Annual pass for both museums.
City Tel: 01452 396131
Life Tel: 01452 396868