The Museum in the Park (as the name suggests!) is set in the heart of a beautiful award winning park. Stratford Park is located just outside Stroud town and includes some 56 acres and plenty to explore, it is a great destination for everyone! Located near to the Museum is the Stratford Park Leisure Centre which has lots to offer those looking for casual exercise and those wanting more! The wider parkland has large grassy lawns, two children’s play areas, a lake, miniature railway, woodland and an arboretum (information available from within the Museum). For information on visiting the Park please see our Find Us page.

All-in-all, it’s a wonderful place to spend the day.

Further information which may be of interest:

The Model Railway

Stratford Park is home to a miniature railway, run and maintained by Stroud Society of Model Engineers. For a timetable of public running events please visit their website.

The Bands in the Park

Stratford Park bandstand hosts a number of bands on Sundays during the summer season (end of May to end of August).  Please click here to view a full list of the dates and bands on the Bands in the Park website.

Discover the biodiversity of Stratford Park

Since 2010 (celebrating 75 years of Stratford Park being in public ownership), Mike McCrea, the Park Supervisor, launched a regular Biodiversity Newsletter. The last three editions plus any special reports are listed below. It is a fascinating summary of the rich and varied wildlife activity in the beautiful park.

September 2019 Newsletter
August 2019 Newsletter
July 2019 Newsletter
Last bird report for the park (January 2017)
Last Butterfly report for the park (January 2016)

Stratford Park is managed by Stroud District Council.