Half-term fun at Gloucester’s City Museums



This October half term Gloucester’s City Museums are hosting a variety of fun activities for young people of all ages.

Why not spend your half term being shown around the Eastgate Chamber by a Roman soldier or getting crafty and creating your own piece of art? There is something for everybody at the museums this year and tickets are selling fast.

‘Museum Makers’ Craft workshops for children – mini beast puppets

Come along to Gloucester Life Museum to make your very own mini beast puppet, for sale ready for the Halloween celebrations.

Tuesday 25th October, ask 10.30am – 12pm or 1pm – 2.30pm

Tickets cost £5 per child and can be booked by calling 01452 503050. Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult.

Eastgate Chamber Tours with Roman soldier

Ever looked down through the glass chamber in the city centre and wondered what else is down there?  Join our very own Lucius Sita, a real Roman soldier in full uniform, to take a look and find out more.

Tours at 2pm & 3pm, 27th – 29th October

Telephone the Museum of Gloucester to pre-book your place (01452) 396131.  Free to museum members. Adults £5, Concessions £3, under 5s free (admission includes a year’s re-admission to the museum)

“I Do” Georgian, Edwardian and wartime brides

This is a fantastic opportunity to view some beautiful wedding gowns from the Gloucester Life Museum costume collection.  Thanks to the small scale capital grants scheme, the museum has been able to acquire new display cases of gowns from 1829, 1911, and 1941.

Available to enjoy Tuesday – Saturday every week in the Fashion Gallery, Gloucester Life Museum, until 17th December.

General admission applies, free to members

150 years of engineering prowess

FIELDING & PLATT, the once great engineering company that traded in the Gloucester, was founded in October 1866. This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary with a commemorative exhibition. Visitors receive an insight into the machines manufactured by the company, the work force responsible for making them and some of the famous social life they enjoyed.

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm, in the Community Gallery, Gloucester Life Museum, until 17th December.

General admission applies, free to members

On the trail of … royalty & Gloucester

Try a different trail each month to discover something new about the displays at the Gloucester Life Museum, international events and celebrations.

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm, Gloucester Life Museum

General admission applies, free to members

Henry III Coronation Anniversary

On this very day 800 years ago, a nine year old boy was crowned King of England at Gloucester Cathedral.  Help us celebrate the anniversary of this special occasion with medieval craft activities around the museum.

Friday 28th October, 10am – 5pm, Museum of Gloucester

General admission applies, free to members

‘Time is time was time’s future’ by PJ Crook

If you’re fascinated by the notion of time, artist PJ Crook looks at similarities between her own work, and works within the Museum of Gloucester collection.

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm (until 29th October) at The City Gallery, Museum of Gloucester

General admission applies, free to members

Henry III: Good king or bad ruler?

Some of Gloucester’s most important medieval treasures are brought together in this exhibition to explore the reign of Gloucester’s boy king.  See masterpieces of art and craftsmanship alongside weapons of war and symbols of division.

At the City Gallery, Museum of Gloucester until 28th January 2017

General admission applies, free to members

Cllr Lise Noakes, cabinet member for leisure and culture at Gloucester City Council, said: “The museum has some wonderful things to see and do over this half term and I’d really encourage people to go along, take part and learn about our history.”