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The Museum

The safety of our staff and visitors is of vital importance. The museum continues to provide perspex screens where appropriate and hand sanitisers stations will be available throughout your visit.

The cafe and gift shops will also be fully open during your visit. See our What's On page for some interesting activities !

Opening Hours

The museum is open at the following times:

Wednesday to Sunday (10am - 4pm)
and everyday of the school holidays (minus Christmas holidays)

Please note that the last entry is at 3pm.

Entry Prices

Adult: £5
Child: £3
Family: £12
Concession: £4
Serving Armed Forces: £2.50

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.

Travelling to the museum

Both the bus station and train station are just a ten-minute walk from the museum.

By Bus:

·        Stagecoach Service 94 frequently travels between Gloucester and Cheltenham. Alight at the Transport Hub.
·        Stagecoach Service 10 frequently travels between Gloucester and Lower Tuffley, Hucclecote and Brockworth. Alight at the Docks bus stop.
·        Stagecoach Service 63, 64 or 65 travel between Gloucester and Stroud, Stonehouse and Dursley. Alight at St. Michaels Square.

By Train:

·        Direct trains frequently travel between Gloucester and Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham New Street and Bath Spa.
·        Trains from London Paddington can take as little as 1hr 45 mins.

·        Local direct train services also run from Stroud, Stonehouse and Cheltenham.

By Car:

The museum highly recommends sustainable travel but if visiting by car there are car parks available at Southgate Moorings (GL1 2DB), Castlemeads (GL1 2NH) or Gloucester Quays (GL1 5SH).