- 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
- Two Make
- Cheltenham Illustration Awards: Tales of Nonsense
- Previous Exhibitions
- 2016 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
- 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
- Planting Wishlist
- Walled Garden Events
- Christmas Weekend
- 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
- Trephined Skull
- Bragg Clock
- 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
When are we open?
Admission to the Museum is free.
Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday to Friday: 10am-4pm*
Saturday, Sunday (and Bank Holidays): 11am-4pm*
*During April-September we close at 5pm.
*The Walled Garden closes 30 minutes before closing time.
We are closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) and are closed Good Friday.
December: In 2016, we will also open Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd December 10am - 4pm, and Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th, 11am - 5pm.
We are closed for the rest of December for object conservation and deep cleaning.
Please call 01453 763394 if you have any further enquiries.
Please note that there is a 17MB limit on e-mails. We will not receive e-mails larger than this. Please contact us if this presents as problem.
Why not get in touch?
Plan your visit
Select a date to see what’s on. We are closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
How to find us
Address: Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF.
For your Sat Nav our post code is GL5 4AF.
From M5 Exit junction 13 onto the A419 signposted Stroud. At the Sainsbury's roundabout at Dudbridge follow the brown signs to Stratford Park and the Museum.
Eventually you will go over a mini roundabout for the turning to South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, please turn left at the next mini roundabout into Stratford Park.
From Bath Follow the A46 to Stroud Town centre and follow the brown signs to Stratford Park and Museum. After you pass the Tesco roundabout, go across one mini roundabout (at the top of the hill) and turn right at the next into Stratford Park.
From Cirencester Follow the A419 to Stroud, turn onto Dr Newtons Way (which avoids the town centre), and follow the brown road signs through the centre to Stratford Park and the Museum. After you pass the Tesco roundabout, go across one mini roundabout (at the top of the hill) and turn right at the next into Stratford Park.
There is free parking in the Leisure Centre Car Park.
The Museum is a short walk from the Car Park, follow the signs which lead past the front of the Leisure Centre and down into the park, bearing left.
From town (if parking in town, or arriving by train) the Museum is a 10 to 15 minute walk. Alternatively catch Bus Number 67 from Merrywalks to Tesco, it is then a two minute walk to the Museum which is across from Tesco.
Coach parking is available at the top end of the Leisure Centre car park. Unfortunately, there is no Coach drop-off or parking directly outside the Museum.
There are designated parking bays directly outside the Museum. Enter Stratford Park and keep to the left, go past all the main car parking areas. The road rises up to a barrier. Use the intercom on the driver's side to gain access (this is controlled by the Leisure Centre, not the Museum). Follow the signs and road right around, past the back of the Leisure Centre, through a small car park next to the Leisure Centre, then turn left (into the park) and immediately left again into a tree-lined avenue to arrive outside the Museum. Be aware of pedestrians. Please park in the designated area by the Museum railings, not on the turning circle in front of the gates and the Mansion House. When leaving by this route the barrier goes up automatically.
Rail and Bus
Stroud town centre - 15-20 minutes walk - see Walking Guide above.
Arriving Merrywalks, Stroud to Museum - 10-15 minutes walk (or catch Bus Number 67 from Merrywalks to Tesco - 2 minute walk to Museum)
National Express service - Merrywalks, Stroud - 10-15 minutes walk - see walking guide above
Stroud Town Centre Map
First Great Western - Trains to the South West including Stroud
Traveline South West - Public Transport Journey Planner
National Transport Direct website - National Transport Travel Information