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Museum in the Park

Stratford Park Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4AF, England
+44 1453 763394
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Great for kids and a trip for grandchildren

This is a lovely place. Fun for the family and very informative. Good information about local... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
yackyda47
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Stroud, United Kingdom
Lots to see

An interesting museum of Stroud.good history. Knowledgeable volunteers. Lift if required to 1st... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PlymouthHelen
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Plymouth
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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“local history” (20 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 2 days ago

This is a lovely place. Fun for the family and very informative. Good information about local history and some interactive computer applications

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting museum of Stroud.good history. Knowledgeable volunteers. Lift if required to 1st floor.

Thank PlymouthHelen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Berkley Gloucestershire,paid a visit to this museum, found so much to look at and read,laughed at some of the exhibits,not so long ago we were using them!,only complaint was it was a long walk from car park at lesuire centre to musuem,as husband...More

Thank Judith M
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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Judith M, thank you for your review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit - we can assure you that you're not the only ones who remember using some of our exhibits! Thank you also for your feedback regarding disabled signage. We will...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit; it has lots of things of interest for all ages from toys to lawnmowers and the exhibitions change regularly.

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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lizanne87, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're so glad you've enjoyed your visits to the Museum and hope you'll return soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful venue Lots to see on local history: great displays visually attractive to all age groups Knowledgeable staff supported by wonderful volunteers The museum is in a beautiful location- Stratford Park so lots to do for all age groupsMore

Thank Kaye R
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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kaye R, thank you so much for your lovely review! We're delighted you've enjoyed your visit to the Museum and will pass on your kind comments to all staff and volunteers. We hope to see you again soon over the summer - we have...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

A good visit and on Sundays the brass band in the park was lovely and a bonus. Lovely grounds and well kept. The children we saw loved feeding the ducks and swans on the lake.More

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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hi 399betty, thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and park and hope that you can visit again next time you're in the area. You might be interested to know that the bands play...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

What better way to get people involved than to hide a few simple bunnies around the museum over Easter. Having never been before I heard about this place from a friend and went along. I was able to explore the museum without my daughter becoming...More

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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi Antony P, thank you so much for your lovely review. We're delighted you and your family enjoyed your visit and were able to take advantage of our school holiday activities. Hopefully you'll be able to visit again soon - perhaps over the summer holiday...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Delightful local history Museum, well designed to spend time in this historic building, interesting gift shop with local produce.

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Museum S, Front Office Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll visit again soon.

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Reviewed 12 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

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