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Museum in the Park

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Address: Stratford Park Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4AF, England
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+44 1453 763394

This family-friendly museum, located in a scenic park, chronicles local...

This family-friendly museum, located in a scenic park, chronicles local history and family life on the Cotswolds Hills plus exciting displays including dinosaurs, Roman altars and landscape paintings.

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Local history at its best.

I Visited the museum today as I had some time to kill and am interested in history. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of locally found artifices from dinosaur bones to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Visited the museum today as I had some time to kill and am interested in history. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of locally found artifices from dinosaur bones to children's toys. There is also a cafeteria area and really clean toilets. The museum is housed in a lovely old building but they have installed a lift for... More 

1 Thank Kim V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this very lovely local museum by chance when looking for something to do on a cold wet saturday in january, what a warm welcome we recieved, there was lots for us and also children to enjoy, I particularly enjoyed the temporary exhibit, and was given such a nice welcome by Lauren or was it Laura [sorry] she... More 

1 Thank BucksFreckles
Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great visit. An excellent local museum in a delightful setting in Stratford Park so next to the park and the leisure centre and within walking distance of the town centre too. Good displays....manageable and very children friendly. Reflects perfectly Stroud's fascinating and important history....quirky, ancient, industrial. There is a good temporary exhibition gallery and a very active... More 

1 Thank Alison M
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped by to have a look at the Laurie Lee connection and found a museum brimming with items and information ,well presented. Really nice people on the reception on entry who where very knowledgeable, thanks.As we only had a short time we would want to return as there was so much to see over two floors .A little gem of... More 

1 Thank kjfletcher2003
Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the whole experience, from a warm welcome, to browsing the exhibits, the newly planted and landscaped walled garden and the travelling exhibition in the recently built wing. The donation collection point is an interesting mechanical device that entertains whilst taking your money! Coffee from the machine is good. There is a fine learning centre in the garden area... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This museum is set in the beautiful Stratford Park and is itself an extended historic stone building with a beautiful garden and orangery. The museum itself gives a really well presented history of the Stroud area pre-history to the present day with interesting exhibits and simple competitions for younger visitors. It also houses an art gallery and other displays in... More 

1 Thank PeterC555
Stroud, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visit quite often, usually with my children (2 and 5) and sometimes my parents (late 70s) and we always find something of interest. The gallery has good exhibitions which change every few weeks. The museum covers many aspects of local history and aspects of life in the past like farming, transport, brewing high interesting artefacts. In the holidays they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Well laid out with fascinating displays and stories. As a new resident in Stroud I learnt a lot about my new home town and its origins. Great for the whole family and a new walled garden recently opened is good for fair weather visits

Thank Q6300HOjohnm
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This museum is located in a lovely park just a few minutes walk from the centre of Stroud. Very interesting and well thought out exhibits. A good selection of items to buy in the gift shop and cafe shop.

Thank 65melanie
Stroud, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

a wonderful museum for adults and children. There are always special exhibitions or events on and the staff are exceptionally helpful. The newly opened walled garden is a lovely permanent addition.

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