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Please see current opening hours below.  We would encourage visitors to pre-book admission online ahead of the your visit.  There is usually some availability if you'd like to turn up on the day, but this cannot be guaranteed.  Please click here to view availability and to book.

The safety of our staff and visitors is of vital importance, and to make sure everyone within our venue is as safe as possible, we are limiting the number of people allowed inside the museum at any one time.  We have only 16 admission slots per day, every 20 minutes from 10am, meaning that you are very unlikely to come in to contact with other people whilst visiting the museum.  If you do, you can pass others safely, and use the hand sanitiser which is available throughout the museum.  Your patience and understanding is very much appreciated whilst we operate these new procedures.

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

Opening Hours

The museum is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm every week. Also open Wednesdays and Thursdays during school holidays.

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.