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Museum in the Park

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Idyllic venue

We actually used the museum as a venue for a management team planning day - it has perfect hosting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dazskins
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Great little gem

Having lived in Stroud for over 10 years I felt a little stupid that I’d never had a look around... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Olispencer
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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“walled garden”(27 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We actually used the museum as a venue for a management team planning day - it has perfect hosting facilities in an idyllic setting, and the hospitality was better than any conference centre I’ve used. It was also perfect to explore the walled garden and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dazskins
MuseuminthePark, Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You've highlighted many of the benefits of holding a meeting or event here at the Museum! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in Stroud for over 10 years I felt a little stupid that I’d never had a look around the museum, I tell you I was stupid, it was great really interesting and the operators obviously love it too as all the exhibits look...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MuseuminthePark, Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much for your review. You are not alone! We often hear visitors remark that they've lived in Stroud for X number of years (or forever!) and haven't visited before! We are glad you've found us now and enjoyed your visit. See...More

Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

The Japanese print exhibition is lovely. It’s a shame there’s no exhibition catalogue. Children of all ages made extremely welcome!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful place this is, it’s full from floor to ceiling of living history. more people need to know about this gem and so maybe a flyer advertising the museum could be handed out on the Saturday market and then more people could enjoy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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MuseuminthePark, Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. Your thanks have been passed on to the team. Visit again soon!

Reviewed January 21, 2019

We love this free museum set in the delightful Stratford Park. There are many fascinating items on display , ranging from prehistoric times up to modern day, all relating to the Stroud area, and helpful volunteers can explain in more detail the reason behind some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Museum S, Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and the marvellous park. Do come back and discover the walled garden, especially when spring arrives!

Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

Excellent local museum packed full with very interesting exhibits. Very friendly & helpful staff on hand as well. We visited on the day of Stroud Wassail which was a fun event for both adults & children. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the museum although...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Museum S, Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, we trust your dog found the water bowl we provide! Do come again.

Reviewed January 6, 2019

This whole park is a lovely site in Stroud. And the museum is always fun to visit with kids as they always have a worksheet and sleuth trail for kids to get into. I love it here.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Museum S, Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review of the museum and the park.

Reviewed November 18, 2018

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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Museum S, Manager at Museum in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. We had 56,000 visitors last year so hopefully are not being forgotten! :-) Reviews like yours help immensely, thank you.

Reviewed October 27, 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 October 29, 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 September 29, 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 October 24, 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.

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jan a
April 1, 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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