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The Museum of Gloucester

Found with­in the city of Glouces­ter is an inter­na­tion­al­ly impor­tant col­lec­tion of trea­sures of over 750,000 objects.

The Museum of Gloucester tells the story of the city’s origins as a Roman settlement and its subsequent development through the Dark Ages and Medieval period. This fine Victorian building also has a significant collection of art including paintings by Richard Wilson, Thomas Gainsborough, John Atkinson Grimshaw and Thomas Dibdin.

The Archaeology collection includes the world-famous Birdlip Mirror, impressive Roman tombstones and the Gloucester Tables Set, the oldest complete backgammon set in the world.

The museum has ever-changing exhibitions and events, so keep your eye open for these and much much more...

The museum also features ground floor exhibitions and exhibits that promise a much more interactive experience. Highlights include a Roman kitchen playhouse and medieval street and part of the original Roman wall can also be viewed within the museum.

Visit our café, serving a range of tea, coffee and cakes, crisps and biscuits as well as an exciting gift shop full of both historical and local products. Gloucester’s award-winning Tourist Information Centre is also located on the ground floor of this beautiful building…

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