Gloucester Life Museum

Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to over 240 venues across the UK as well as 50% off major exhibitions.

Find out more

The museum explores the lives of the people of Gloucester, from Tudor times to present day.

The museum is housed in two of the oldest buildings in Gloucester – a Tudor merchant's house and a 17th-century town house – and Bishop Hooper is said to have lodged here the night before he was burned at the stake in front of St Mary de Lode Church in 1555. Today the site is devoted to showcasing the social history of the local area over the last 500 years.

The collection comprises gifts from the entire county of Gloucestershire, including treen (small wooden crafts), historic costume and domestic items. Reconstructed within the galleries are a Victorian classroom and the pin factory that once operated on the premises.

Venue information

Opening times

1 Apr – 30 Sep
Tues – Sat, 10am – 4pm

1 Oct – 31 Mar
Sat, 10am – 3pm

Oct and Feb half term, and Easter school holidays
Mon – Sat, 10am – 3pm

Open Mon during school holidays

Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)