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Gloucester Life Museum

99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG, England
+44 1452 396868
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worth a quick visit

Made us quite nostlagic! Good variety of displays - lots of steps - so bear inmind if disabled... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Janet H
Superb informative local museum

A diverse and very interesting collection of exhibits, set in a handsome black and white C15th... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Gloucester Life Museum is one of the oldest-established museums dedicated to social history. Set in three 500 year old Tudor timber-framed buildings, one of which was traditionally associated with the final night of the Protestant martyr, Bishop Hooper, the Life Museum is a complex of rooms on different levels with a unique ambience that makes it a popular destination for locals and visitors. Please note that due to the age of the building there is no disabled access to upper floors. Gloucester Life Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am until 5 pm.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG, England
+44 1452 396868
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Made us quite nostlagic! Good variety of displays - lots of steps - so bear inmind if disabled . Staff very friendly

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A diverse and very interesting collection of exhibits, set in a handsome black and white C15th building in Gloucester's historic Westgate street. The building is a very appealing structure, with sympathetic restoration over three floors in this former pin factory. Each floor reflects the social...More

2  Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This little gem offers a mine of information about how life was. Amazing property centuries old...very rarely been in such a well maintained antique! Cannot believe so little money is going in to keep this place going...council ought to be marketing this to tourists who...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Got a membership for family, £15.00 for the year for both museums. Great for taking the grandchildren. Loved the new rooms downstairs but far too many things display!shed that I remember. Made me feel old. Kids love the outside play shed.

1  Thank Vanessa55414
Reviewed 4 August 2017

It was a larger and more interesting museum than I had expected it to be with lots of really interesting artifacts spanning history from the Tudor times to almost the present day. My six year old loved it. For me, the building itself was the...More

1  Thank Helen C
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The museum was really interesting and depending on how much you care to read you could spend a good couple of hours there. I loved the information about things that had been found in and around Gloucester itself dating back centuries but only found relatively...More

1  Thank 66jaybee
Reviewed 20 July 2017

A fascinating, and little known, museum showing the history of life in Gloucester over the centuries. Some amazing facts and artefacts about life and industries that flourished. More household names than you might think. Cotton Motorcycles is one, the history of the match factory if...More

1  Thank djrose007
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Unbelievable historic building just off the city centre with some amazing exhibits and features. Enjoy the incredible timber frame structure over three floors and quirky room layout. Friendly staff on hand to inform you. This beautiful city has much to offer and this is one...More

1  Thank Julian L
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Such a good museum.Lots of history.Well set out.Some interactive things for children.dressing up etc.really enjoyed our visit.Easy to find.

1  Thank patsyt187048
Reviewed 30 April 2017

In some ways the museum building was of more interest than the exhibits. Occupying an old pin factory, the upper floor has a display about pin making in Gloucester and some of the machinery used when Gloucester made by hand some of the best pins...More

1  Thank Ian_and_Denise
GlosCityMuseums, Manager at Gloucester Life Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed our beautiful Tudor building - we are very proud of it!

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