- 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 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.
The Museum is looking forward to being part of the second Stroud Book Festival with a fabulous line up of workshops for adults and young people alike.
"We're very pleased to be involved in this fantastic Festival which will celebrate the wonders and importance of books, authors and illustrators at venues across Stroud" said Ann Taylor, Learning Programmes Officer.
"And we're delighted that one of the events happening here will be the launch of a brand new picture book by local illustrator Tracy Spiers, inspired by the Museum Collection and our local heritage."
The new pocket-size book tells the tale of Uley Blue, a little hare with a big imagination who visits her grandfather Scarlet Red Hare while he is at work at the Museum in the Park.
As she looks at the collection, Uley's creative magic enables her to have tea with the ammonites, ride a mammoth around Cainscross roundabout, be knighted by an important man in a painting, get threatened by an early animation machine and dance with a statue in the Museum's Secret Garden.
Illustrated and written by Tracy, Uley Blue also pays tribute to the textile industry of the Stroud valleys. Scarlet Red and Uley Blue are two of the woollen cloths which could be seen drying out in surrounding fields on tenter hooks.
The limited edition 60-page A6 book, which features hand-drawn images of the Museum's objects, was supported by a bursary awarded by Stroud Festival. It is the first book Tracy has published under Spotty Flamingo Publishing and is being launched on Saturday, November 4 (2-4pm) at the Museum as part of Stroud Book Festival. There will also be a Uley Blue trail and a bookmark making workshop for children.
"There are so many rich stories waiting to be told in the Museum. It's about asking the right questions and looking beyond what is in the cabinets. I hope Uley Blue will inspire the young and old to enjoy this special place using their own imagination," said Tracy.
For the full line up of Stroud Book Festival events and workshops see https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/
Walled Garden Highly Commended
We are delighted to announce that Austin Design Works have received an award from the Landscape Institute for the Walled Garden project, here at the Museum in the Park.
Museum work showcased
Some of the Museum's work has recently featured in two national reports.
Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic
Work by tapestry artist Anne Jackson exploring 'witchcraft' comes to the Museum in the Park.
Plan your visit
Select a date from the calendar to see what's on