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Patchwork Meadow Exhibition in Gallery Two
This remarkable exhibition, that has been created by many different people from across the country and beyond, is now on display at the Museum until the end of November.
Come along and see the giant Patchwork Meadow, made up of hundreds of individually stitched patches celebrating the UK's wild flowers and plants. It is a wonderful homage to the beloved bluebell and the humble dandelion, to colourful fungi and delicate mosses. The patchwork is part of an international art project in collaboration with conservation body Plantlife.
It is linked to a wider European project called Wildflower Europe. This project aims to conserve plant-rich landscapes by working with local communities to celebrate wild plants and improve the economic benefit they bring. Wildflower Europe has been working in rural areas in Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. All five countries are making their own Patchwork Meadows, and running wildflower festivals that include a range of botanical and cultural events.
The patchwork squares displayed at the Museum were created by people of all ages, from very young children to experienced textile artists. We showed a preview last year which delighted many visitors, so a bigger selection is now back in Stroud for you to enjoy. We hope you can come and see it soon!
Please be aware that Gallery Two opening hours vary from day to day, so do call ahead before making a special visit - telephone 01453 763394.
December Deep Clean
It’s almost December and we’re once again getting that deep-clean feeling. The Museum will be closing its doors for 2017 from December 4, when we’ll be sprucing the place up for a reopening on New Year’s Day. Read on to find out more about exactly what we get up in this month of closing.
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.
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.
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