The Cirencester & Stroud Area
Do you love those golden Cotswold stone buildings? Like a wide range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants? Want a picturesque route to take you between each gem? You have come to the right place.
Whatever your interests, you will find something here. Enjoy it, whatever the weather.
Leave the 21st Century behind and discover the treasures of the Cotswolds at this multi-award winning museum, home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities from Corinium, Roman Britain’s second largest city.
Dedicated to the Gloucestershire Constabulary and fast becoming one of the main attractions in this lovely town, the museum is housed in the original Police office and (extremely secure) cells.
Visit the first floor courtroom for a 1940s court case, or enjoy the records, helmets, uniforms, handcuffs, early lamps, bicycles and an early identity kit – just don’t fiddle with the two and a half turn locks!
Fabulous 17th Century Mansion House, nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Stratford Park, housing colourful displays celebrating the rich and varied history of the Stroud District.
With a full programme of temporary exhibitions and events there is always something fresh and exciting to interest, inspire or amaze you.
Steeped in history, Berkeley has changed the world: the Chantry, an elegant 18th century house, is the former home of world renowned scientist and polymath, Dr Edward Jenner (1749-1823). It was from here in 1796 that Jenner developed the world’s first vaccine, saving millions of lives.
Located in a converted fire station, the Centre gives an excellent introduction to this historic wool town and its surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty.