Gloucester,and its outskirts, is jam-packed with museums and superb historic buildings that cater to all interests. Where it’s social history, our waterways, our armed forces, art or the history of this ancient city itself. Take a stroll and enjoy everything Gloucester has to offer.

The city is also excellent for shopping, an overnight stay and entertainment. Make a weekend of it, you won’t be disappointed. 

Nature in Art


Nature in Art is unique – within the fine Georgian mansion can be found the widest range of nature-inspired art in the world. Spanning 1500 years, displays embrace work in all mediums and styles from across the globe. The collection contains the best creations of 600 artists from over 50 countries. So typically, as well as a temporary exhibition, you’ll find contemporary glass, watercolour landscapes, bronze sculptures, the Flemish masters, modern engravings and even some ancient oriental treasures.

Gloucester City Museum


This newly renovated museum will amaze you. Brand new interactive displays tell the story of Gloucester throughout history, from the pre-historic onwards. With craft, science and play zones throughout the museum there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Gloucester Docks

An inspirational, interactive and comprehensive collection portraying the history of two famous local regiments, The Gloucestershire Regiment (The Glorious Glosters) and The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars.

Dedicated to the history of both regiments and the challenges of soldiering around the world, both in peace and war, the museum is a tribute not only to their traditions and achievements but also their century’s long links with the County.

Gloucester Folk Museum


Concentrating on the middle ages to the present day you find examples of the lives, crafts and trades of Gloucester people in this beautiful Tudor building. New features such as The Retro Room, Folk Tea Rooms and Folk Boutique have recently been added due to a substantial Lottery Grant. The cottage garden and education facilities have also been greatly improved making this hidden gem well worth a visit.


Gloucester Cathedral


Gloucester Cathedral warmly welcomes you to one of the finest medieval buildings in the country, where a wealth of history and architecture awaits you.

In this glorious sacred space our knowledgeable and friendly Guides will lead you through 1000 years of history.

Gloucester Waterways Museum


The Museum is housed in a Grade II listed warehouse at the heart of Gloucester’s docks and beside the Gloucester and Sharpness Ship Canal and River Severn. Its collections include objects of national importance.