- 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
- Special Events
- Thursday Afternoon Talks
- 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
- 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
Museum is a 'Quality Visitor Attraction'
The Museum in the Park has been assessed by VisitEngland and gets a big tick!
Each year VisitEngland undertake a mystery shopper visit of the Museum.
Kevin Ward, Museum Development Manager noted how 'this serves as a useful exercise which always provides us with ideas for further improvements as well as acknowledging the hard work the Museum team puts in every day to make sure the Visitor Experience is what it should be'.
The assessor noted ‘The Museum has a delightful setting and provides an interesting experience for a wide range of visitors. It certainly exceeds pre-arrival expectations and it has a far larger collection than anticipated.’
The report commended the Museum for stocking both good local produce and having it's own branded items for sale in the shop.
The report goes on to say, ‘a family visit was carried out with my children aged 8 and 10. The museum proved a big hit with requests to return’ and concludes ‘The Museum in the Park is accredited as a Quality Visitor Attraction under the VisitEngland VAQAS scheme’.
Start to plan your visit today by visiting the Museum website.
VisitEngland is the Official Tourist Board for England. VAQAS is the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme. It is VisitEngland's quality assessment service for all types of visitor attractions throughout England.
Museum work showcased
Some of the Museum's work has recently featured in two national reports.
Museum Collections Inspire New Book
A new picture book inspired by the Museum Collections is to be launched at Stroud Book Festival on 4 November 2017.
Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic
Work by tapestry artist Anne Jackson exploring 'witchcraft' comes to the Museum in the Park.
Museum retains national quality mark
The Museum in the Park retains official tourist board's quality assurance mark
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