Gloucester Life

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A recent picture of the Museum.

Gloucester Life is a museum which is housed in two of the oldest buildings in the City of Gloucester, a Tudor merchant's house and a 17th-century town house. The museum, at 99–103 Westgate Street, is devoted to the social history of Gloucestershire.

Bishop Hooper is said to have lodged in the buildings now occupied by the museum the night before he was burned at the stake in front of St Mary de Lode Church in 1555.[1]

In March 2016, The Museum rebranded itself and used to be called Gloucester Folk Museum..[2]


Exhibits include:

  • Local crafts
  • Items relating to the River Severn fisheries
  • Historic costumes
  • A reconstructed Victorian classroom
  • A reconstruction of the pin factory that once operated on the premises
  • Displays relating to domestic life over the last 500 years

Selected publications[edit]

  • Taylor. Guide to the Collection of Bygone Agricultural Instruments. 1950.
  • Gloucester Folk Museum: A Guide to the Collections. 1963. (New edition, Chris Morris, 1986.)
  • Morris, Christopher I. Dairy Farming in Gloucestershire. 1983.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gloucester Folk Museum. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Gloucester museums unveil major rebrand and name changes". Gloucester Citizen. 21 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°52′02″N 2°15′01″W / 51.8672°N 2.2502°W / 51.8672; -2.2502