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Museum in the Park

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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A hidden treasure

This often forgotten about museum is well worth a visit. We have visited both as adults and with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Curlew19
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
Ideal for a rainy day

We visited and were impressed by the collection there. Not too much of one type of thing and things... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Bubblefish77
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“local history”(22 reviews)
“walled garden”(26 reviews)
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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...more
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Stratford Park Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4AF, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This often forgotten about museum is well worth a visit. We have visited both as adults and with little ones. Exhibits have been designed to attract all ages and gives the visitor intriguing insights into the local history of the area - whether you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We visited and were impressed by the collection there. Not too much of one type of thing and things to keep the kids entertained. The dinosaur bones were a hit with my children. The walled garden was lovely, it must look amazing in full bloom....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Museum S, Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed the variety of objects and stories on display. Yes, the Walled Garden looks even more amazing in full bloom, do come back to see it! :-)

Reviewed 29 September 2018

We had been staying in the area and decided to have a car free day so took the bus into Stroud to explore. we saw the signs for the museum and park so decided to take the short walk from the town centre. What a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Museum S, Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are glad you found us! Do come back soon.

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This museum is set in a wonderful traditional park with all types of facilities. The park was great for children and if hot enough we would have gone to the lido. The museum has some great things to see but more for the kids than...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your day at the Museum and park. Do be sure to keep your eye on our website for the most up to date programme information. Over the summer...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

My group of Trefoil Guild Guides (mostly retired ladies) visited the Museum and gardens as one of their monthly meetings and I went along not expecting much but what a lovely surprise, within a compact area is a most interesting local museum full of atmosphere...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Hello Mary S. Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're absolutely delighted to hear of how much you enjoyed your visit to our Museum. We will look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully very soon!

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This old stone building is fascinating. It is set in the most scenic park where squirrels run wild. On the lake is the most regal white swans. Ideal place for a training venue. Very calling.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thanks, Amanda R! We couldn't agree more about our gorgeous surroundings - we're extremely lucky!

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Visited this time to see the exhibition of Hannah Dyson illustrations.(which is fab). But our two children spent half an hour in the 'drop in' printing session, where the artist Elisabet Prieto helped them produce some really impressive artwork using pencils, polystyrene and some printers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for the lovely review, Brian T! We're so glad you enjoyed the exhibition (we couldn't agree more - extremely fabulous) and that your children were able to take part in Elisabet's workshop. We'll make sure she sees this! Hope to see you and...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Excellent small local museum telling the story of Stroud and the local environment. Activities for children including trails and toys for the very small, lots of information provided on the exhibits. The sort of place where you see something different on every visit. Also lovely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi LisaCPW. Thank you for writing us a review. We couldn't agree more about seeing something different with each visit - even our longest-serving members of staff continue to spot new things! We do hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed 17 August 2018

It has so much to offer, to all the family. The museum is free , and child friendly. The Park has tennis courts, open and indoor swimming pools, gardens, adventure playground , lake, band stand, and on certain days a miniature railway.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hello shandrews2. Thank you for your review! We're so pleased you've been able to enjoy our family friendly Museum and do hope that you'll come back for a visit very soon.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Hidden away in a beautiful park in Stroud, this museum makes a great part of a park walk. They serve coffee and tea, and the staff are some of the most helpful I have encountered. The gardens are super . There are some interesting exhibits....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi emmasnonna. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments and constructive feedback to the rest of the team. We hope you can visit again soon!

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jan a
2 April 2018|
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Response from Cheryl B | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from Aulani M | Reviewed this property |
the museum and garden are both free
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