Welcome to the Museum in the Park, Stroud
Museum in the Park - main entrance
Museum in the Park - main entrance

The Museum in the Park is set in Stratford Park in the centre of Stroud, Gloucestershire.

The Museum is housed in a Grade II 17th century wool merchant's mansion. Objects and colourful displays combined with an exciting public programme combine to celebrate the rich history and heritage of the Stroud District. The modern extension houses our temporary galleries and visitor facilities.

Entrance is free but donations are welcome.

We welcome families and children with something to offer visitors of all ages. Whether you are visiting the District or have lived here for many years, you are sure to find something that interests, inspires or amazes you.

We also offer a small gift shop and café within the museum foyer.

VAQAS Award
VAQAS Award

Visiting Us & Opening Times

A Link to Planning a Visit Planning a Visit - Museum opening times, where to find us, detailed Access Statement

The Museum in the Park is a holder of Visit Britain's Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme Award.

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Exhibitions and What's On

A Link to Current Exhibitions Current Exhibitions - Exhibitions currently on show

Please see our What's On Section for more information on our public programme:

A Link to Events Brochure What`s On - Museum events, activities and exhibitions

For information on rescheduled events please see our What's On page.

Now booking for:

A Link to Studio Severn Summer School Studio Seven Summer School - 27 July - 1 August 2010

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A Link to News News - News & information

NEWS: Historic Baughan motorcycle returns home to Stroud

Link to Historic Baughan motorcycle returns home to StroudHistoric Baughan motorcycle returns home to Stroud - BBC Gloucestershire news article

NEWS: Winstones Ice Cream now in stock! (from 01/04/2010)

NEWS: Room Hire prices frozen for 2010/2011 - our charges are the same as they were in 2009/2010. See:

A Link to Hiring the Museum Hiring the Museum - Details on room & exhibition bookings

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Learning and Schools

Schools & Groups are welcome to visit Museum in the Park. There is a full programme of events and exhibitions throughout the year offering lots of learning opportunites. Contact the museum now to book your visit.

A Link to Learning & Outreach Learning - Links to activities for schools, groups & life-long learning

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The Collections

Since William Cowle included a bequest of £4000 in his will of 1897 to provide a museum for the town the collections have developed extensively and represent the rich and varied heritage of Stroud District.

A Link to Collections Collections - About the collections, research

A Link to Why the weathercock? Why the weathercock? - Why the weathercock for a logo?

Other Information

PDFPDF Museum in the Park Mission Statement

PDFPDF Museum Service Forward Plan

A Link to Financial Donations Financial Donations - Financial Donations

Link to Gloucestershire Revealed - Your Guide to museums, galleries and heritageGloucestershire Revealed - Your Guide to museums, galleries and heritage - Discover the range of museums, galleries and heritage within Gloucestershire all from one website

Museum within the woodland of Stratford Park
Museum within the woodland of Stratford Park
Museum in snow Jan 2010
Museum in snow Jan 2010
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