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Museum in the Park

Stratford Park Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4AF, England
+44 1453 763394
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A hidden gem

Small but perfectly formed. The museum is tucked into the park and runs activities during the... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Fns1978
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Great location

A little on the small side, but an interesting insight to the heritage of Stroud. Set in Stratford... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
Rory A
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The Museum in the Park is set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park in Stroud, Gloucestershire. 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 Stroud’s ‘secret garden’ - a contemporary Walled Garden that will amaze and may well cause you to say 'wow'!
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  • Average2%
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  • Terrible2%
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“local history” (19 reviews)
“walled garden” (24 reviews)
“free entry” (12 reviews)
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Stratford Park Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4AF, England
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Small but perfectly formed. The museum is tucked into the park and runs activities during the school holidays which I plan to try with the kids. I took my disabled sister to look around and learn about some of the amazing history of Stroud. The...More

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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're so glad you enjoyed a visit and learned more about the fascinating history of the area. Hopefully you got a chance to visit with your family during half term - we had a lot going...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

A little on the small side, but an interesting insight to the heritage of Stroud. Set in Stratford park which is a relaxed location. Self service tea/coffee and snacks which are nice to enjoy in the courtyard or rear terrace garden. Ideal for a warm...More

Thank Rory A
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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thanks for your review, Rory. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our small (but perfectly formed!) Museum :) we hope you'll drop by again when we're back to warm and sunny weather so you can fully enjoy everything we have to offer!

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Interesting museum with attached walled garden. We only looked at the art exhibition, will see the rest next time. The cafe was nice and quiet but seemed limited to coffee and cake.More

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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi weekender79584, thanks for your review. We'll look forward to you visiting again to see the rest of the Museum - there's so much to see so we're sure you'll find something you love. Perhaps you'll be able to come along in the Spring when...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I've been here multiple times and have enjoyed it. In December I got a lovely viewing with a group of others my age, learning about behind the scenes. It's definetly worth a viewing as there's so much there. I do have a question. Are you...More

Thank TravelClaire2310
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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your 'behind the scenes' look around in December. Hopefully you'll be able to visit again soon! To answer your question, you can indeed take photographs however...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

What I love about this place is it is a great rainy day activity for kids. They do really interesting trails, have good explanations of the stuff and some first class short term exhibitions. I advise keeping an eye on the website to see what...More

Thank Marcus G
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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for your review, Marcus! We're so glad you've been able to enjoy the Museum and Walled Garden with your family. We hope to see you again soon - February Half Term events will be up on the website in the near future!

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing free day out. Our 14yr old loved it. She learnt about some amazing things n you can get little competitions in the school holidays.

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Museum S, Online Communications Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you Pinxy M, we're so glad you and your family have enjoyed visiting the Museum. We're currently planning for February Half Term events and it's looking great - hope you can come along!

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

A real gem of a place in the middle of a great park with a sizeable lake and arboretum. Ever changing exhibitions, very child friendly. A newly created walled garden at the rear and separate classroom have rightly won awards and are well worth a...More

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Museum S, Onine Communications Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're delighted you've enjoyed your visits to the Museum and Walled Garden. Great to know you've enjoyed our Thursday talks, you'll be pleased to know our latest programme is now available on our website and...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

What a gem of a relatively small museum, housing a huge and varied collection, so interesting. This was our first visit, but we shall return as there is so much to see, take in and enjoy.

Thank ShintoRJ
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Museum S, Online Commincations Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for this lovely review ShintoRJ! We’re delighted you enjoyed your visit and even happier to hear that you’ll be returning for another look around. We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Easy car parking adjacent, a pleasant walk around the park, then spend an hour wandering around this varied and interesting Museum for free! Then cross the road to the Old Nelson pub for some lunch. Museum contains local interest items, and varying exhibits. Excellent for...More

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Museum S, Online Communications Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hi trevorhewer. Thank you for your review. We’re very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit – it sounds like you had a marvellous day! We hope you’ll visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The exhibits in the museum are a mixture of archaeology, local history, art and social history. You're bound to find something you like! The staff are very approachable and extremely knowledgeable, not only about the exhibits but also about the history of Stratford Park and...More

Thank Neatham
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Museum S, Online Communications Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi Neatham. Thank you for this lovely review. We're very glad you enjoyed your visit and that you found our staff to be so helpful - always a wonderful thing to hear! I'll be sure to pass on your comments to our Front of House...More

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jan a
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I’m sorry I don’t know, I suggest you give them a ring, we didn’t book for the bees but it was first come.
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Response from Maple56 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is wheelchair accessible. Also they have a new walled garden which also has ramps.
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the museum and garden are both free
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