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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.
Meet the Curator events this August
Take a journey to the Museum this August and get up close to the collection!
Accredited Museum launches summer programme
Eight brilliant free and low-priced activities to enjoy this summer at Stroud Museum in the Park.
The first Stroud Shakespeare Festival
Get ready to enjoy the first Stroud Shakespeare Festival from 31st May - 2nd June 2018!
The fascination of the Museum Collection
Photographer, Theo Deproost, talks about the hidden gems within the Museum collection.
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