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Gloucester Folk Museum
99-103 Westgate Street

Telephone: 01452 526 467
Fax: 01452 330495
Email: christopherm@glos-city.gov.uk

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Overview of collections

The collections cover the social history, crafts, trades and industries of Gloucester and Gloucestershire, showing how people lived and worked from c.1500 to the present.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The displays include local history, such as the Siege of Gloucester, Port of Gloucester, Severn fishing, farming and folklore; domestic life; crafts and industries; toys, games and pastimes; glass and ceramics; treen; balances, weights and measures.

Star Objects at this location

Victorian classroom; artefacts from the Siege of Gloucester in 1643.
Collection Descriptions
Agriculture Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
The dairy industry in Gloucestershire supplied milk for cheese-making and to a lesser extent for butter. There is a ...
Archaeology Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
Arms & Armour Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
The collection includes arms and armour used during the Siege of Gloucester in 1643, when almost 250 houses were burn...
Costume & Textile Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
There is a collection of dresses from 1750 onwards, though the majority are Victorian; and a large collection of cost...
Decorative & applied Art Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
Pewter items in the collection include a plate of c.1780-1800 engraved with the coat of arms of the city of Glouceste...
Fine Art Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
Included in this collection are paintings of ships that visited Gloucester port and portaits.
Maritime Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
Medals Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
Music Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
Numismatics Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
Personalia Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
There are a few relics associated with John Hooper, bishop of Worcester and Gloucester, who was burned at the stake i...
Photographic Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
Science & Industry Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
The fishing industry is best represented by material associated with the catching of elvers or young eels, salmon and...
Social History Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)
There is a small collection of ceramics in the folk art tradition including yellow glazed combed ware of c.1700; ston...
Transport Collection (Gloucester Folk Museum)

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