Museum of Gloucester, Gloucester

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  • Despite following signs to Gloucester Museum and Art Gallery, we found no art here. We had read that they have Turner, Wilson, Sickert etc. but not one work of art in their collection was on view. Hav...  more »
  • A cheap fun pact and educational place to visit. The dinosaur exhibit they have currently is very entertaining for the kids my 2 loved it. They also have little tables dotted about with colouring penc...  more »
  • The whole aim of the interpretation text in this central museum seems to be to make it accessible to children, and it's very well done. There's also plenty for them to do as we trace the early history...  more »
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  • Nice museum which often has guest exhibitions on the top floor. Worth a visit, but likely to only occupy for an hour
  • Not what it could be. Housed in a listed Victorian building are some of the treasures of the area notably a Celtic mirror and the world's oldest complete backgammon set. Unfortunately neither are well presented nor given the space they deserve. The mirror is housed in a separate case so high and lit so badly that it's difficult to see and appreciate its beauty. Likewise the backgammon set is tucked away in a corner with too little information about it or the game. Downstairs is a small Roman exhibit, a kid's activity area with unsharpened pencils, a slightly broken interactive wildlife exhibit and a dinosaur display all crammed into a small space. Upstairs is an odd mixture of boring exhibits with little information leading to an undersized area that sometimes hosts interesting exhibitions but at extra admission cost. The whole place lacks thought, planning and, most likely, finances to create a cohesive series of exhibits. The museum does not do credit to the incredibly rich history of city and county. Entrance is £5 for an adult though this is for a year and includes entrance to the far better Gloucester Life Museum in Westgate Street.
  • Small but perfectly formed. An enjoyable hour or so with the kids. Very well put together and engaging displays of Roman Britain.
  • Mediu sized museum at a decent price mostly aimed at children. It covers the history of the place across time.
  • Exhibit was great price was ridiculously cheap.

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