This list of museums in Gloucestershire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.


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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Berkeley Castle Berkeley Castle 04 Berkeley South Gloucestershire Historic house Medieval castle, gardens, butterfly house - Hosts the Lister Tyndale Steam Rally in the grounds
Bristol Aero Collection Image needed LHB Kemble Cotswold Transportation website, artefacts of the Bristol Aeroplane Company including aircraft, engines, missiles, spacecraft, road transport and more
Coleford Great Western Railway Museum Image needed LHB Coleford Forest of Dean Railway Includes a former goods shed, a GWR signal box, miniature railway, locomotive
Concorde at Filton Image needed LHB Filton South Gloucestershire Transportation website, located at Bristol Filton Airport, display of a Concorde supersonic passenger airliner
Cotswold Motoring Museum Cotswold Motoring Museum Bourton-on-the-Water Cotswold Transportation Cars, motorcycles, bicycles, caravans and motoring memorabilia of the twentieth century
Dean Forest Railway 1450 & Autocoach at Norchard Norchard Forest of Dean Railway Heritage railway and museum at Norchard railway station
Dunkirk Mill Centre Image needed LHB Nailsworth South Gloucestershire Industry website, operated by the Stroudwater Textile Trust, former textile mill with massive working water wheel and other machinery
Dursley Heritage Centre Image needed LHB Dursley Stroud Local information, local history, culture
Gigg Mill Image needed LHB Nailsworth South Gloucestershire Industry website, operated by the Stroudwater Textile Trust, textile weaving shed demonstrating changing technologies from a simple hand loom to flying shuttle to power loom
Gloucester Folk Museum Folk Museum Westgate St Gloucester - - 1736611 Gloucester Gloucester Multiple website, crafts, trades, industries, toys, household items, model trains, appliances, period classroom, dairy, wheelwright, carpenter and ironmogner's shops,
Hopewell Colliery Museum Image needed LHB Soudley Forest of Dean Mining information, former coal mine
Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music Image needed LHB Northleach Cheltenham Music website, antique music boxes, automata and mechanical musical instruments in a 17th century wool merchant's house
Gloucester Waterways Museum (formerly the "National Waterways Museum") National Waterways Museum Gloucester Gloucester Transportation Part of the National Waterways Museum
Wellington Aviation Museum The Wellington Aviation Museum - - 1525251 Moreton-in-Marsh Cotswold Military website, history and artifacts from RAF Moreton-in-Marsh

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See alsoEdit


  1. Ideas for Kids, "The Shambles Victorian Village (now closed)"

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