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The Museum

The safety of our staff and visitors is of vital importance. The museum continues to provide perspex screens where appropriate and hand sanitisers stations will be available throughout your visit.

The cafe and gift shops will also be fully open during your visit. See our What's On page for some interesting activities !

Opening Hours

The museum is open at the following times:

Wednesday to Sunday (10am - 4pm) including Easter

Please note that the last entry is at 3pm.

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is located in Gloucester’s Historic Docks

Back Badge Square
Gloucester Docks
Gloucester GL1 2HE

Phone 01452 522682

The museum 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.