Gloucester Folk Museum
99-103 Westgate Street
Gloucester GL1 2PG
Here is your chance to go inside the over 400 year old half-timbered buildings in Westgate Street. Formerly Bishop John Hooper's lodgings, the Tudor and Jacobean buildings are now a fascinating Folk Museum. At the back of the buildings is a delightful Country Kitchen Tea Room and cottage garden and courtyard.
This fascinating Museum covers three floors of the building.
Over the years, the Museum has showcased everything to do with Gloucester’s local history, folklore, crafts, trades and industries from 1500 to the present day. Forgotten methods of farming and fishing are displayed together with displays of domestic life, toys and games.
Important events in Gloucester’s history have been recalled with armour from the Siege of Gloucester during the Civil War, Pin making machinery from the 18th century, cheeses used in the ancient sport of cheese rolling, and even the charred remains of the stake at which Bishop Hooper was burned.
Updated Galleries & Exhibits
Galleries have been updated as part of the Museum make-over.
Already completed is the Retro Room - a depiction of home life in the 60's and the 70's. Another new gallery will be the Pin Gallery showcasing a small part of Gloucester's manufacturing past.
Further new exhibitions and galleries will continue to be added - Dont Miss the Touring Gallery! Follow this exciting transformation of the Folk Museum on their web page - link below.
Plan Your Visit
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Tuesday to Saturday all year, 10:00-17:00 hours.
Various entry packages are available. Details are at Web: Gloucester Folk Museum/ Entry
The buildings are very old and access is limited with wheelchair access to ground floor only. For the hearing disadvantaged there is a hearing loop. Please contact the Museum for exact details.
The new Folk Boutique has a range of electric and retro household goods for sale.
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1452 396 868
The Folk Museum has excellent information on their website Web: Gloucester Folk Museum/ Contact Us
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