The Museum in the Park can be found at Stratford Park, Stroud, Glos, GL5 4AF

When are we open?

April to September

Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 11am - 5pm
Mondays in August: 10am - 5pm

October to March

Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 4pm (closed Mondays)
Saturday, Sunday and New Year's Day: 11am - 4pm

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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

From M5
Exit junction 13 onto the A419 signposted Stroud. In Stroud, take the A46 signposted Cheltenham & follow signs for Stratford Park. At the roundabout just after the Merrywalks Centre turn left. At the neext roundabout turn left towards Tesco, go straight over the next two mini roundabouts and turn right at the third mini roundabout into Stratford Park.
From Bath
Follow the A46 to Stroud Town centre and follow directions to Stratford Park from the Merrywalks Centre.
From Cirencester
After entering Stroud on the A419, at the first roundabout turn left onto Dr Newton’s Way. At the next roundabout turn right and then straight on at double mini-roundabout (joining the A46 to Cheltenham). Follow directions to Stratford Park from the Merrywalks Centre. Turn Right into Stratford Park.


On 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.



Coach parking is available at the top end of the 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, 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 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

Stroud town centre is approximately a 15 minute walk from the Museum.

Arriving at Merrywalks in Stroud, the Museum is then a 10 to 15 minute walk. Alternatively catch Bus Number 37 from Merrywalks to Tesco, which is then a two minute walk to the Museum.

The National Express Service is to Merrywalks in Stroud. The Museum is then a 10 to 15 minute walk.




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