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Gloucester Life Museum

99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG, England
+44 1452 396868
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Got a membership for family, £15.00 for the year for both museums. Great for taking the... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Vanessa55414
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Visited the Gloucester Life Museum today and loved it

It was a larger and more interesting museum than I had expected it to be with lots of really... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Helen C
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Gloucester Life Museum is one of the oldest-established museums dedicated to social history. Set in three 500 year old Tudor timber-framed buildings, one of which was traditionally associated with the final night of the Protestant martyr, Bishop Hooper, the Life Museum is a complex of rooms on different levels with a unique ambience that makes it a popular destination for locals and visitors. Please note that due to the age of the building there is no disabled access to upper floors. Gloucester Life Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am until 5 pm.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG, England
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Got a membership for family, £15.00 for the year for both museums. Great for taking the grandchildren. Loved the new rooms downstairs but far too many things display!shed that I remember. Made me feel old. Kids love the outside play shed.

1  Thank Vanessa55414
Reviewed 4 August 2017

It was a larger and more interesting museum than I had expected it to be with lots of really interesting artifacts spanning history from the Tudor times to almost the present day. My six year old loved it. For me, the building itself was the...More

1  Thank Helen C
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The museum was really interesting and depending on how much you care to read you could spend a good couple of hours there. I loved the information about things that had been found in and around Gloucester itself dating back centuries but only found relatively...More

1  Thank 66jaybee
Reviewed 20 July 2017

A fascinating, and little known, museum showing the history of life in Gloucester over the centuries. Some amazing facts and artefacts about life and industries that flourished. More household names than you might think. Cotton Motorcycles is one, the history of the match factory if...More

1  Thank djrose007
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Unbelievable historic building just off the city centre with some amazing exhibits and features. Enjoy the incredible timber frame structure over three floors and quirky room layout. Friendly staff on hand to inform you. This beautiful city has much to offer and this is one...More

1  Thank Julian L
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Such a good museum.Lots of history.Well set out.Some interactive things for children.dressing up etc.really enjoyed our visit.Easy to find.

1  Thank patsyt187048
Reviewed 30 April 2017

In some ways the museum building was of more interest than the exhibits. Occupying an old pin factory, the upper floor has a display about pin making in Gloucester and some of the machinery used when Gloucester made by hand some of the best pins...More

1  Thank Ian_and_Denise
GlosCityMuseums, Manager at Gloucester Life Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed our beautiful Tudor building - we are very proud of it!

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Friendly staff and a nice museum with some interesting displays. I particularly liked looking at the beams of the building.

1  Thank Rosetogo
GlosCityMuseums, Manager at Gloucester Life Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Really nice,not very big museum with character. Old wooden and very uneven floors make it feel so real. Great day out with the kids and by paying for a ticket you get a yearly pass. Right next to the Gloucester Cathedral, good location and on...More

1  Thank Ievuze11
GlosCityMuseums, Manager at Gloucester Life Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for your review. We love the building too and especially the old floors - some of them are several hundred years old. I hope you come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 12 March 2017

I loved how some of these exhibits were presented - laid out just as they would have looked back in the day, such as the 1950s kitchen and living room, and the war office where you could 'sign up'. The building was absolutely stunning -...More

3  Thank meinirann
GlosCityMuseums, Manager at Gloucester Life Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for such a nice review, it's great to have your feedback. Please come back and visit us again soon!

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