- 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
- 2017 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
- 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
- The Story of Animation in Stroud
- 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
How your donations have helped
Every time you make a donation to the Museum, it gives the Friends an opportunity to help the Museum in a variety of different ways. This can include the conservation and acquisition of collections, but also extends to contributing towards aspects of the public programme and the Museum's events calendar.
Previous contributions have included:
- The conservation of a beautiful 18th Century dress, alongside a 19th Century boys dress that was displayed in our Beauty exhibition.
- Fundraising for the purchase, conservation and display of a locally discovered roman coin horde.
- The purchase of outdoor wooden furniture for the Museum café.
- Providing a new house keeper and nurse costume for actors to use during Museum events.
- Large scale contributions to The Walled Garden Project.
Without your help, the completion of these projects, along with many others would not have been possible. We rely on your continued generous support and are grateful for every penny!
Plan your visit
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