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If UK Government guidelines remain as they are, the museum will re-open to the public on Friday 10th July.  For the month of July (only), we will be open for 3 days a week, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 10am - 4.30pm each day.  Admission MUST be pre-booked online, ahead of your planned visit.  Please click here to view availability and book online.

The safety of our staff and visitors is of upmost importance, and to make sure everyone within our venue is as safe as possible, we are limiting the number of people allowed inside the venue at any one time.  Your patience and understanding is very much appreciate, whilst we put the new procedures in place.

The Museum cafe will be open on the dates and times below, and operating a takeaway menu only for the time being.

PLEASE NOTE that the museum toilets are only available to those visiting the galleries - they cannot be accessed in a safe way via another route.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope it is only a temporary measure.

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is located in Gloucester’s Historic Docks

Back Badge Square
Gloucester Docks
Gloucester GL1 2HE

Phone 01452 522682


July 2020:

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10th July

10am - 4.30pm each day

August 2020:

Tuesday - Sunday throughout the month (CLOSED on Mondays)

10am - 4.30pm each day


The museum reopened in April 2014 after a significant Heritage Lottery funded refurbishment. Come and discover the lives of Gloucestershire soldiers from the last 300 years. Try on Army uniforms, look into a First World War trench, learn about medals and how soldiers won them through history with our interactive displays. Do you know how the Gloucestershire Regiment won the Back Badge? See how the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars survived fighting in the desert?

Have you felt how heavy a Rifleman’s rucksack is? With changing exhibitions and our Soldiers of the Month display, there is always something new to see. There is plenty for the whole family to do, childrens games, uniforms to try on plus a free quiz. Our story begins in 1694, travels through the Napoleonic Wars, the Age of Empire, Worlds Wars, Korea and right up to modern day conflicts. Come and discover the stories of twelve generations of Gloucestershire soldiers.