Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum Events

Back Badge Day- Re-enactment event

Date: Saturday 23/03/24
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Cost: Free, with paid museum entry

Info: This year represents thirty years since the amalgamation of the Glosters into the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment. As such, we thought we would make this years Back Badge Day our biggest in many years.

If you do not know the glorious story behind the Back Badge, head to the link below for more information:

To remember this glorious event the museum will be hosting a re-enactment day. Come face to face with 300 years of history from the Gloucestershire Regiment. We shall have redcoats, Boer War soldiers and plenty of those who served in WWI and WWII. Find out about what it was like to serve in many of the world’s biggest conflicts and what was the experience of the ordinary soldier.

Alongside this event, we shall also have Jack Russell, ex-England wicketkeeper and artist, in the galleries talking to our guests about his latest exhibition.


 Soldiers Skills Challenge

Date: Saturday 10th Feb – Sunday 18th Feb 2024
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Cost: Free, with paid museum entry

Info: To join the army you need to be strong of mind and body!

So this February half term come and take part in our trial that will test both of these skills. It culminates with our brand new child-friendly shooting test. This activity is aimed at children aged 6-12.

Sldr Skills

The 28th Regiment in the West Indian Campaign.

Date: 01/11/23 – 01/04/23
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Cost: Free with paid entry

The museum has collaborated with the University of Gloucester to take a fresh look at the Gloucestershire Regiments involvement in the Seven Years War (1756-1763), often described as the first ‘world war’. As well as considering the Regiments involvement in the struggle for power and territory against France, the exhibition also considers lesser-known aspects of the conflict, such as employment of enslaved and free Black men during and after the conflict. This was inspired by the discovery that formerly enslaved Ukawsaw Gronniosaw served in the Regiment during the war.

7 years war

Jack Russell Portrait Exhibition: Battle of Imjin River veterans.

Date: Wednesday 18th October through until March.
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Cost: Free with paid entry

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum has unveiled portraits dedicated to nine Korean War servicemen. As the number of Korean War veterans dwindles – not least survivors of the infamous Battle of Imjin River – it is hoped that a newly unveiled project will further assist in keeping those memories alive.

Nine Imjin River veterans – most of whom belonged to the Gloucestershire Regiment that played a heroic, if bloody, role in the April 1951 battle – have had their likenesses captured on canvas after a years-long campaign. The series of portraits, created by artist and ex-England wicketkeeper Jack Russell, are now on display for visitors to admire.

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