Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum Events

Upcoming Events - 2022

The Irish Soldier in the British Army

26th August-25th September (Not open on 8th September)

An exhibition looking at the six Irish Regiments who served the Crown. This exhibition is free on entry.

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Falklands at 40 Exhibition

8th October – 7th December

Discover the story of the Islanders whose lives were altered by the Falklands War.

This special display pays homage to the brave souls of the British Task Force, but also showcases the optimism and vibrancy of a community with a thriving future.

This exhibition is free with museum entry.

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Napoleonic Day

Sunday 25th September (10:00-16:00)

Come and meet the troops from the 28th Regiment of Foot who defeated Napoleon. (This element is aimed at families and young children)

Get a guided tour of our galleries and find out about the only English Regiment Wellington personally named after Waterloo. (These tours are aimed at adults and will run throughout the day)

These experiences are free with museum entry.

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Halloween Children’s Crafts!

Weds 19th – Sun 23rd, & Weds 26th – Sun 30th October
10am-4pm each day, 75p per child

Paint your own wooden Halloween decoration to take home and display! Choose from bats, pumpkins, witches, ghosts, and many more.



Halloween Museum Trail!

Weds 19th – Sun 23rd, & Weds 26th – Sun 30th October
10am-4pm each day (last admission into galleries at 3pm)

Find the gold spiders hidden in the cauldrons around the museum galleries, and reveal the hidden word to claim your free prize!

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Past Events

Heritage Open Days: Quebec Tours

11th September (Tours running throughout the day)

On this day in 1759 British troops began boarding their ships ready for the risky amphibious landing up river at Quebec. This battle would play a huge role in North American history to this very day and the Gloucestershire Regiment were front and centre.

For Heritage Open Days we’ll be running free tours with museum entry looking at this battle in more depth


A History of Weaponry

Wednesday 1st June 2022 - 11am - 3pm

Come and learn about the history of the Gloucestershire Regiment told through the story of the weapons they used. This event is free with paid museum admission.


Learn Korean

Saturday 7th May 2022- 11 - 12 am

The museum has outstanding links with South Korea due to the bravery of the Gloucestershire Regiment during the Korean conflict. As such we are putting on a one hour taster session of basic Korean. Anyone is welcome. This event is free with paid museum admission.


Birds of Prey

Saturday 28th May 2022 - 10am - 4pm

Come and explore Britain’s most predators. Although for animal welfare reasons we cannot say exactly what will be arriving until the actual day except birds such as a buzzard, tawny owl and a barn owl. This event is free with paid museum admission.


Children’s Crafts

3rd August, 10th, 17th and 24th August (10:30am-12:30pm).

We’ll have children’s outdoor crafts – paint your own wooden decoration!  Grab yourself a coffee and slice of cake from the museum cafe, whilst the kids are kept busy with an outdoor craft! £1 per child.

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'Joining the Army' (100 years ago)

11th and 18th August (10:30am-12:30pm).

Attention all children !!!

Can you hop ?

Do you have teeth ?

Then come to our recruitment stall and learn if you have what it took to join the Army a century ago.

Inflatable Days

18th & 19th August

Bring the children along and have a bounce on our dinosaur bouncy castle outside the museum.  Tickets are £1.50 per child which gives up to 30 minutes of bounce time (children under 12 years old only)

Inflatables Weekend

Gloucester Goes Retro.

27th August

There will be a variety of military hardware on display surrounding the museum. We’ll also be running an external bar and extended café offer.

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The Museum Detectives Agency Summer Trail!

Throughout all 6 weeks of the Summer holidays we’ll have The Museum Detectives Agency Summer trail!  Children will need to use their UV torch or wear their 3D glasses to find the clues hidden around the museum, and claim their FREE prize!  There will be a different trail each week (changing over every Friday), so families can return each week and make the most of their Summer.  Visit once and get FREE re-admission for the Summer (valid for 1 child and 1 accompanying adult).

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22nd July- 4th September.

We’ve teamed up with National Waterways Museum to offer summer family tickets (up to 2 adults and 3 children). This will entitle a family entrance to both our museums (on the day of purchase only) for the cost of only £20 which results in huge savings.

Joint summer tickets