- 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
- Previous Exhibitions
- 2015 Exhibitions
- 2014 Exhibitions
- 2013 Exhibitions
- 2012 Exhibitions
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- Mystery Object
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- 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
- Thursday Afternoon Talks
- Autumn Workshops
- Christmas Weekend 2015
- 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
- Stories from the Collection
- Beaker Boy
- Woolly Mammoths
- Friends of the Museum
- Friends Events
- Friends Contributions
- The Gate to The Secret Garden Print
- 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 has been telling stories around how the War stimulated creativity, innovation and technology.
From September to November we are telling the stories of technology and innovation in the factories of the Stroud District with our foyer case exhibition Stroud Industries Fight Back! You can find out more about that here.
Other exhibitions on this theme have included:
One Man's War - shown in January and February
From the Kitchen to the Factory was a display focussing on the women who went to war - this was told in March 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.
Also in March we looked to our own collections for the story of Redler with an exhibition in Gallery 2 which ran throughout March.
The story of Alexander Paice and folding furniture was explored through a bite-size Foyer display across the summer months.
In 2016 the Museum will be telling the stories of the fighting men under our theme The World at War - find out more here.
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
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
Select a date to see what’s on. We are closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays and in August).