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Museum in the Park, Stroud

Stratford Park Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4AF, England
+44 1453 763394
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Wonderful Experience

Very good exhibits showing the local history of Stroud and it’s changing population. Nice garden... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ROBINONorwich
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Norwich, United Kingdom
It's free!

The main museum is mostly of local interest and of a quality above most free museums. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
culturevulture80
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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The Museum in the Park is set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Situated in a Grade II listed 17th Century wool merchant’s house; our collection tells the fascinating story of the Stroud District’s rich and diverse history. With over 4,000 objects on display, including dinosaur bones, historical paintings and even one of the world’s first lawnmowers, there is something to spark the interest of all of our visitors! In addition to the main displays in the mansion house, we have our modern extension which houses a small gift shop and café area, alongside a modern, purpose-built art gallery showing a varied programme of exhibitions. Behind this is Stroud’s ‘secret garden’ - a contemporary Walled Garden that will amaze and may well cause you to say 'wow'!
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  • Average2%
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“local history” (17 reviews)
“walled garden” (21 reviews)
“free entry” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Stratford Park Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4AF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good exhibits showing the local history of Stroud and it’s changing population. Nice garden area and it’s all free of charge.

Thank ROBINONorwich
Museum S, Online Communications Manager at Museum in the Park, Stroud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review! We're very glad you enjoyed the displays and were able to take a look at our newly opened Walled Garden (not always easy with the weather at this time of year!).

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main museum is mostly of local interest and of a quality above most free museums. There are small changing exhibitions in two small galleries that are also free. Don't miss the garden out the back, especially in spring and summer. Set in a pleasant...More

Thank culturevulture80
Museum S, Online Communications Manager at Museum in the Park, Stroud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted that you enjoy the Museum and appreciate your support. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum in the park was noted on a tourist map. After walking there we entered the museum an toured the exhibits that depicted Stroud in a earlier time. This building was once the home of a very prominent family. Tea, etc. was available but...More

Thank Gary A
Museum S, Online Communications Manager at Museum in the Park, Stroud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, particularly to our newly opened Walled Garden. We're very lucky to have lots of knowledgeable volunteers and are glad you got to benefit from a chat with one of them. We appreciate your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good bee experience for the children. Could do with more cohesive exhibits in the museum good swings and slides nearby. Could be more inside space in the cafe.More

Thank Cheryl B
Museum S, Online Communications Manager at Museum in the Park, Stroud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed our bee event - we've loved having the meetings in our Walled Garden and look forward to more next Spring! We hope you'll visit again soon, be...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Beautiful walled garden, great little activities that run regularly for children, friendly staff and some really good exhibitions. We love to visit and do so on a weekly basis.

1  Thank CitronellaBazarov
Museum S, Online Communications Manager at Museum in the Park, Stroud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello CitronellaBazarov, Thanks for your wonderful review. It's brilliant to hear that you enjoy your regular visits and we'll look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The walled garden was very cool the weather helped as the sun was out. The museum itself is a fount of local history and I'm always very impressed when I visit. We stopped for a drink on the way out and we were again impressed....More

Thank James G
Museum S, Online Communications Manager at Museum in the Park, Stroud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi James, Thank you for the lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed the Museum and our newly opened Walled Garden - it really is extra wonderful when the sun is shining. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

As far as the production was concerned very good with only five in cast very entertaining .. a little music wouldn't go a miss .. Great Venu, Luvly setting. HOWEVER on leaving at 21.15 it was pitch black under trees - NO LAMP - and...More

Thank Chris R
Museum S, Online Communications Manager at Museum in the Park, Stroud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Chris R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate you letting us know about the lighting and have informed those responsible for Stratford Park, who are now working to get the issue fixed. Thanks again for the feedback,...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Visited with a small group to see the new(ish) Walled Garden - it still has a little way to go in terms of plant growth etc as it's fairly new but it was lovely - winding path for less mobile or steps. Will be interesting...More

Thank JanieA49
Museum S, Online Communications Manager at Museum in the Park, Stroud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi JanieA49, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for sharing your wonderful images of the Walled Garden. We're so glad your enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon, when you can check in on the Garden's progress!

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I cannot rate this high enough I love to go here with my daughter either to go round the museum with so many things to explore or a trip to the walled (secret garden) on days when we get some sunshine.. the garden is in...More

Thank Kay W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had a good time looking around, we played a few of the board games and enjoyed seeing the artefacts. Staff rude - I witnessed an elderly lady telling a young couple off as their children were bounding up some steps - they are kids!...More

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Bartek G
1 June 2017|
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Response from Maple56 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is wheelchair accessible. Also they have a new walled garden which also has ramps.
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Shortyb255
3 May 2016|
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Response from Aulani M | Reviewed this property |
the museum and garden are both free
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