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The Museum

Please see current opening hours below.

The safety of our staff and visitors is of vital importance.  Whilst inside the museum please keep as much distance as possible from others around you and use the hand sanitiser stations provided throughout the museum.  Your patience and understanding is very much appreciated.

The Museum cafe and gift shops will also be open on the dates and times below.

Opening Hours

The museum is open on the following dates:

December 2021

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 19th December.  CLOSED from 20th December until Wednesday 4th February 2022.

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

Back Badge Square
Gloucester Docks
Gloucester GL1 2HE

Phone 01452 522682

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.