The Museum in the Park is located in Stratford Park, Stroud, GL5 4AF

When are we open?

Our opening hours vary seasonally, for a full break down of when we are open please click here.

Booking a Group Visit

We welcome group visits at the Museum and ask that you get in contact and book before visiting.

Please use the form on this page, filling in all categories and also providing us with the following information in the 'Your Message' section:

  • The name of your group/organisation
  • The number of people in your group
  • The date you would like to visit
  • Any particular interests or requirements
  • Any special access needs

After receiving your information we will be in contact to discuss further details, including fees and charges (if applicable) and to confirm your booking.

If you require any more information, please feel free to get in contact with our administrator on 01453 763394.


Why not get in touch?



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Select a date to see what’s on. We are closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays)


How to find us


By Car

For your Sat Nav our post code is GL5 4AF.

From M5 Exit junction 13 onto the A419 signposted Stroud. At the Sainsbury's roundabout at Dudbridge follow the brown signs to Stratford Park and the Museum.

Eventually you will go over a mini roundabout for the turning to South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, please turn left at the next mini roundabout into Stratford Park.

From Bath Follow the A46 to Stroud Town centre and follow the brown signs to Stratford Park and Museum. After you pass the Tesco roundabout, go across one mini roundabout (at the top of the hill) and turn right at the next into Stratford Park.

From Cirencester Follow the A419 to Stroud, turn onto Dr Newtons Way (which avoids the town centre), and follow the brown road signs through the centre to Stratford Park and the Museum. After you pass the Tesco roundabout, go across one mini roundabout (at the top of the hill) and turn right at the next into Stratford Park.


By Foot

There is free parking in the Leisure Centre Car Park.

The Museum is a short walk from the Car Park, follow the signs which lead past the front of the Leisure Centre and down into the park, bearing left.

From town (if parking in town, or arriving by train) the Museum is a 10 to 15 minute walk. Alternatively catch Bus Number 67 from Merrywalks to Tesco, it is then a two minute walk to the Museum which is across from Tesco.



Coach parking is available at the top end of the Leisure Centre car park. Unfortunately, there is no Coach drop-off or parking directly outside the Museum.


Accessible Parking

There are designated parking bays directly outside the Museum. Enter Stratford Park and keep to the left, go past all the main car parking areas. The road rises up to a barrier. Use the intercom on the driver's side to gain access (this is controlled by the Leisure Centre, not the Museum). Follow the signs and road right around, past the back of the Leisure Centre, through a small car park next to the Leisure Centre, then turn left (into the park) and immediately left again into a tree-lined  avenue to arrive outside the Museum. Be aware of pedestrians. Please park in the designated area by the Museum railings, not on the turning circle in front of the gates and the Mansion House. When leaving by this route the barrier goes up automatically.


Rail and Bus

Railway Stroud town centre - 15-20 minutes walk - see Walking Guide above.

Bus Arriving Merrywalks, Stroud to Museum - 10-15 minutes walk (or catch Bus Number 67 from Merrywalks to Tesco - 2 minute walk to Museum)

Coach National Express service - Merrywalks, Stroud - 10-15 minutes walk - see walking guide above

Stroud Town Centre Map
First Great Western - Trains to the South West including Stroud
Traveline South West - Public Transport Journey Planner
National Transport Direct website - National Transport Travel Information


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