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Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

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Address: Custom House 31 Commercial Road | The Docks, Gloucester GL1 2HE, England
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Our visitors can experience what it was like for soldiers and their...

Our visitors can experience what it was like for soldiers and their families throughout the last three hundred years. The Gloucestershire Regiment (The Glosters) has been present at many of the turning points in British History; battles in the American Revolutionary War, defeating Napoleon, the defence of Dunkirk and fighting the spread of communism in Korea.Special exhibition Commemorating the Battle of Imjin now on. Also our new Modern Army Display has recently been commissioned - Come and see what it is like to served in Afghanistan. See the latest equipment, lift the body armour and the pack and imagine what it is like to go on operations on extremes of temperature.

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Memorabilia of the Gloucester regiment and the battles they fought

The museum has a small reception area with a shop and a small cafe serving refreshments. The exhibits are displayed in what was the customs house of Gloucester and therefore space... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum has a small reception area with a shop and a small cafe serving refreshments. The exhibits are displayed in what was the customs house of Gloucester and therefore space is at a premium Various rooms have videos or memorabilia of their campaigns which brings home the vivid history and the heartache encountered by the regiment

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting place to visit especially if your interested in military history good for money and something for all the family especially the dressing up room if you have small children

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Worcester Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dad was in the Glosters in Burma and then Korea. This museum covers themt from the start to the present day but of course I found the period from the 2nd World War to Korea the most interesting. Really well presented.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum on Gloucester right on the Quay interesting exhibits and we'll laid out. Easy parking nearby with shopping and restraints. If visiting the Quay then visit here as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is surprising how they manage to fit so much into the space available, and yet keep it accessible to all. Exceptional display of the military history of the Gloucestershire soldiers over the last 300 years, from the formation of the 28th Regiment of Foot, 61st Regiment of Foot and The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars through to The Rifles. Hard not... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little cafe with a nice place to sit and enjoy a reasonably priced ice cream over looking the quay. Friendly staff and very clean. Would return when next visiting the shopping area.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

An interesting visit to the museum. Helpful staff. Really enjoyed it. Wheelchair accessible. Will go back again

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

I was visiting Gloucester earlier on today with a friend, and unfortunately when we arrived to the museum it was too late for a tour. However, I used the toilet briefly and left my bag behind without noticing. The lady in the shop was so kind to stay beyond the closing time waiting in case I realised and came back.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Brilliant regimental museum. History of the various Gloucestershire regiments clearly presented with lots of actual uniforms and medals. Great for kids with clothes and uniforms for them to dress in. Loved it.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Being an Ex Member of the Gloucestershire Rgt 28th 61st a foot no longer a Regiment as it is now called the Rifles this Museum is a must to visit The Regiment has so much History that you can not afford to miss this little Gem

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