The Museum in the Park is set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Within the historic mansion the collection tells the fascinating story of the landscape and people of the Stroud District.
Situated in a Grade II listed 17th Century wool merchant’s 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 in the mansion house, we have our modern extension which houses a small gift shop and café area, alongside a modern, purpose-built art gallery showing a varied programme of exhibitions. Behind this is our newest addition to the space - a beautiful contemporary Walled Garden.
Here at the Museum we are very proud to have something to offer visitors of all ages and we enthusiastically welcome families and groups. The displays were designed, as far as possible, with everyone in mind. Many of the rooms contain interactives and toys, and some even sport peep holes into the cabinets at a child friendly 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!
To discover more about the Collection click here.
Our vision is to provide a museum service that encourages everyone who works, lives or visits the Stroud District to be proud of its past, present and future. Further information on our manifesto can be read here.
We deliver our vision through our mission statement and forward plan. Our current mission statement is enabling people to access and share the collections and heritage of the Stroud District for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. Further information on our Mission Statement can be read here.
Our current forward plan can be found here.
Our most recent Annual Report can be found here.