Ah, the Cotswolds and lovely Georgian Cheltenham. So much to see and do for all the family throughout the year.

 

There are places to eat and stay to suit all pockets, and one or two rather good festivals…or so we hear.

Holst Birthplace Museum

Cheltenham

Leave the streets of the 21st century behind and step into the warm and intimate world of the Holst family; their treasures, paintings, manuscripts and photographs offer a fascinating glimpse into the life of composer Gustav.

Complete with a working Victorian kitchen, scullery, bedroom, nursery and minuscule maid’s quarters, this charming museum offers an interesting dip into social history and the music of one of our most famous composers.

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The Wilson

Cheltenham

Cheltenham Museum & Art Gallery reopened in October 2013 and is now known as The Wilson.

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Court Barn Museum

Chipping Campden

Discover the story of the Arts & Crafts Movement and its legacy, and how Chipping Campden became a magnet for designers and craftspeople with national and international repute, since the beginning of the 20th century.

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Winchcombe Folk & Police Museum

Winchcombe

Here are two diverse collections, the first revealing Winchcombe’s fascinating past, through photographs, artefacts and memorabilia, and the second giving a unique insight into the history of the police, both national and international.

Enjoy historic uniforms and equipment, and plenty of fascinating insights.

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Mechanical Music Museum

Northleach

See and hear a host of self-playing instruments in a Victorian setting.

These amazing contraptions were the pride and joy of our Great Grandparents and on our guided tours you can enjoy barrel organs, musical boxes, polyphons, automata, phonographs, gramophones and more.

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Cotswold Motoring Museum

Bourton-on-the-Water

Located in a beautiful village, this fascinating museum is a vintage day out for the whole family to enjoy. Full of motoring memorabilia, the seven galleries are a nostalgic journey through the 20th century.

The Museum is bulging with great cars, quaint caravans, curiosities, enamel signs and an enchanting toy collection the envy of every child (large or small!). Also home to BBC TV’s little super hero car, Brum, who can be found here every day.

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The Jet Age Museum

Staverton

 Jet Age Museum is Gloucestershire’s newest attraction. Dedicated to the preservation of the County’s rich aviation heritage, the unique collection of aircraft, artefacts, models, images and ephemera tells the story of the machines and people who put Gloucestershire at the cutting edge of aerospace technology.

 

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Kelmscott Manor

Lechlade

Please Note: Kelmscott Manor is open on Weds & Sat only (not Weds to Sat as in our leaflet. Apologies for any inconvenience)

Kelmscott Manor, built around 1600, is nestled in the picturesque Cotswolds on the River Thames. From 1871 to his death in 1896, it was the summer home of William Morris, the father of the Arts & Crafts Movement who signed a joint lease with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

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