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“60s memories and beyond”

Gloucester Life Museum
Ranked #15 of 77 things to do in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Gloucester Life Museum is one of the oldest-established museums dedicated to social history. Set in three 500 year old Tudor timber-framed buildings, one of which was traditionally associated with the final night of the Protestant martyr, Bishop Hooper, the Life Museum is a complex of rooms on different levels with a unique ambience that makes it a popular destination for locals and visitors. Please note that due to the age of the building there is no disabled access to upper floors. Gloucester Life Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am until 5 pm.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed December 1, 2013

A room from the 60s in London brought back many memories. Upstairs remains of the stake Bishops were burnt at is a gruesome memory of times gone past.looking out an upstairs window at the street one could imagine people there hundreds of years ago.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

This museum has a lot of exhibits from days gone by. Exhibits are shown from the home, school and different types of work and trades. All laid out well in a very quirky old building. There is a small cafe with drinks etc and a shop. Staff all very nice. Pleasant garden area at rear where you can have a drink.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Had not been for many years, but will certainly go back again. Brought back many precious memories.
Helpful staff.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is a museum charting the history of community/country life. The collection contains numerous pieces of old farming equipment and old tools for trades no longer practised, as well as household items from the C20th. These are all contained in a wonderfully old 3 or 4 storey timber framed building.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

It was some years since I had last visited and I couldn't believe how much is packed in to this small museum. The Tudor house has been well used to show off the exhibits and is fascinating in itself. The cottage garden has matured in to a lovely place to sit and enjoy a cream tea or delicious cake from the cafe, which can be visited without paying the entry fee for the museum.

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