A View of the Museum

About Us

The Museum in the Park is set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Situated in a Grade II listed 17th Century wool merchant’s mansion house, our collection tells the fascinating story of the Stroud District’s rich and diverse history.

With over 4,000 objects on display, including dinosaur bones, historical paintings and even one of the world’s first lawnmowers, there is something to spark the interest of all of our visitors!

In addition to the main displays, we have our modern extension which houses a small gift shop and café area, alongside two art galleries in which we exhibit a superb range of artists, both local and international.  

Here at the Museum we are very proud to have something to offer visitors of all ages and we enthusiastically welcome families. The displays themselves were designed with everyone in mind, with many of the rooms containing interactives and toys and some even sport peep holes into the cabinets, all located at a slightly lower than usual head height!

Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at a workshop, pause for thought in the galleries, attend a talk or enjoy a quiz for the whole family. With our diverse collection and exciting events programme we truly do offer something for everyone. Visit us and discover something new!

Did you know?

The Museum has a variety of exciting events, to find out more about what we have coming up please visit our Calendar page.


Find more information on where we are and how to get in contact, go to our Find Us page.


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


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From the Collection

View of Wallbridge, Stroud, c.1790, artist unknown. A popular painting on display in the Museum which shows Wallbridge in Stroud at a time when spinners and weavers worked at home in their cottages.


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