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.
We are open seven days a week, from 10am until 5 pm (last entry into Museum is 4pm).
CHRISTMAS 2018 Opening hours – We close at 5pm on 23rd December and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2019.
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum
Phone: 01452 522682 (option 2)
If you would like more detailed directions then feel free to phone us on 01452 522682 or email us
Follow the brown signs to the Historic Docks. The Docks Car Park which is “pay and display” is entered from the A38 Southgate Street/Bristol Road. Once parked, you will see the Custom House to the right of the yacht basin. The building has three flag poles on the parapet.
By Bus & Train
10 minutes walk from Gloucester bus and rail stations.
GIFT AID Entry = 12 months unlimited admission, the museum will receive 25% extra through the Gift Aid Scheme, if you’re a UK TAX Payer.
Concession (Over 60 years, JSA, Students with ID): £3.00
Child (5-18 years): £2.00
Under 5s: Free
Serving Armed Forces: £2.00
If you are visiting in a group of 10 of more, please contact us for reduced group rates.
We offer special evening viewing and talks for groups.
FREE Entry with valid ID
Friends of Museum
Gloucestershire Regiment & RGBW Association
Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Association
Can we bring children?
YES! There is plenty for the whole family to see and do.
Most rooms contain a touch screen digital interactive, which contains more information about soldiers and artefacts, including fascinating facts.
Try on real uniforms and practice your drumming in the kit room.
Is there a shop?
The museum has a gift shop selling a large selection of military books, memorabilia, gifts, postcards and children’s toys and souvenirs.
Do you have baby changing facilities?
Yes. We have baby changing facilities located in the toilets on the ground floor, which are also fully accessible.
Lots of regimental memorabilia and items for all the family in our on line museum shop. There are some great offers as well!
View some of the many items in our museum collection
Search our free database of over 40,000 soldiers’ details from the 1st World War
Exhibition of the Month
Go to the Soldiers of the Month on the Exhibition Page to find out about some of the new exhibitions this month.
County Regiments of Today
Learn more about Today’s County Regiments Visit the museum to see more about their exploits for their county and country.
Friends of the Museum
Sign up as a Friend of the Museum and receive details of interesting information and events on military topics. Click here. Joining details are at the bottom of the page. See past Friends Newsletters here.