The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.

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This Museum is dedicated to the memory of all those who have served their country as Soldiers of Gloucestershire

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, is located in Gloucester’s Historic Docks. We reopened in April 2014 after a significant Heritage Lottery funded refurbishment. Come and discover the lives of Gloucestershire soldiers from the last 300 years. Try on Army uniforms, look into a First World War trench, learn about medals and how soldiers won them through history with our interactive displays. Do you know how the Gloucestershire Regiment won the Back Badge? See how the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars survived fighting in the desert? Have you felt how heavy a Rifleman’s rucksack is? With changing exhibitions and our Soldiers of the Month display, there is always something new to see. There is plenty for the whole family to do, childrens games, uniforms to try on plus a free quiz. Our story begins in 1694, travels through the Napoleonic Wars, the Age of Empire, Worlds Wars, Korea and right up to modern day conflicts. Come and discover the stories of twelve generations of Gloucestershire soldiers. 

Lots of regimental and military memorabilia as well as items for all the family in our on line museum shop. Look out for some great offers!

View some of the many items in our museum collection

Search our online database and submit your soldier search enquiry


Exhibition of the Month

Go to the the Exhibition Page to find out about some of the new exhibitions this month.

County Regiments of Today

Learn more about our County Regiments and what role they play today. Visit the museum to see more about their exploits for their county and country.

Friends of the Museum

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