- About Us
- Why the Cockerel?
- The History of the Museum
- History of the Museum 1900-1983
- History of the Museum 1983 - Present
- The Cowle Trust
- Future Exhibitions
- Stroud School of Art Show
- Simon Morriss: Tracing Absence
- Dail Behennah: Fieldwork
- Previous Exhibitions
- 2015 Exhibitions
- 2014 Exhibitions
- 2013 Exhibitions
- 2012 Exhibitions
- 2011 Exhibitions
- 2010 Exhibitions
- 2007 - 2009 Exhibitions
- The Museum Collections
- Collections Enquiries
- Recent Acquisitions
- Mystery Object
- Highlights of the Collection
- Further Highlights of the Collection
- Paintings from the Collection
- Wilf Merrett Postcard Collection Gallery
- Featured Objects - The Lawnmower
- Featured Object - Wallbridge Painting
- Featured Object - Spanners
- Featured Object - Baughan Motorcyle
- Featured Collection - Casein
- Featured Collection - Prinknash Pottery
- Collections Policies
- Special Events
- Summer Holiday Activities
- Thursday Afternoon Talks
- World War One Commemoration Events
- 2014 - One Man's War
- 2015 - Technology and Innovation
- 2016 - The World at War
- 2017 - The Home Front
- 2018 - Medals, Souvenirs and Legacy
- Echoes in Enamel Project
- Friends of the Museum
- Friends Events
- Friends Contributions
- The Gate to The Secret Garden
- The Walled Garden Project
- Walled Garden Plan
- Walled Garden Brief History
- Walled Garden Project Photographs
- Secret Garden Public Photography Day 2013
- The first Walled Garden Residency by Quercus
- Only the Flame Remains: A Collection of Poems
- Museum Volunteers
In 2015 the Museum is interested in telling the stories around how the War stimulated creativity, innovation and technology.
In January and February we extended the One Man's War display from November 2014.
In March we took a look at the women who went to work in the factories through a collaboration with local artist Sue Brown - this collaboration will go on across the World War One commemoration period, and you can find out more here.
From our own collections we looked at the stories of Redler with an exhibition in Gallery 2 which ran throughout March.
The story of Alexander Paice and folding furniture is explored through a bite-size Foyer display. This was installed at the beginning of June and will run until 6th September.
We are also still interested in telling other local stories such as that of the Dudbridge Ironworks who made aeroplane engines for the French, the history of the Shoddy factories, and the stories associated with the war work at Listers, Daniels, Erinoid and Pedersens.
We are hoping to work with the local history societies and other interested parties to tell these stories - if you have something to contribute please contact us
Later in 2015 the Museum is interested in telling the stories around how the War stimulated creativity, innovation and technology.
Did you know?
Salmson aeroplane engines were made under licence at Dudbridge in Stroud during the First World War. We haven't been able to find out much information about this so if you know more please contact us
Events will be going on to commemorate the First World War right across the globe. To find out more about what other museums have planned visit http://www.1914.org/
Plan your visit
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