- 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
- School Holiday Activities
- Pegasus Art Painting Workshops
- Rocks, Minerals and Dinosaurs: A Day of Talks and Demonstrations
- Stroud Childrens Festival
- Future Exhibitions
- Adam White: Palaeontology is a Dangerous Beast
- Deborah Roberts: Grasslands of the Stroud Valleys
- Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic
- 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
- Highlights of the Collection
- 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
- 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.
The Watery World of the Ichthyosaur
The Museum in the Park in Stroud has put on display an amazing 180 million old Ichthyosaur!
Palaeontology is a Dangerous Beast
An amazing exhibition is set to open on 27 May with some exciting family activities planned for the half term school holidays.
Celebrate Museums at Night at the Museum in the Park
Join the Museum in the Park for this special event staged to celebrate Museums at Night – the UK's ‘lates' festival for the culturally curious.
The alternative St Georges Day at The Museum in the Park, Stroud
Stroud's Museum in the Park is set to mark a wonderfully quirky alternative to St George's Day on Sunday 23 April, 3pm–5pm.
Plan your visit
Select a date from the calendar to see what's on