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Gloucestershire near Cotswolds Offers & Links

A modern city with a rich history. One of the large warehouses at Gloucester Docks is now an Antiques Centre. Roman and medieval gate-towers and moat can be seen in the underground Eastgate Viewing Chamber by guided tours organised by Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery. Gloucester is pronounced 'Gloster'.

TI Museum of Gloucester. Tel. 01452 396131. |
Gloucester attractions map

Gloucester Cathedral ½ mile

A place of Christian worship for over 1300 years and one of the finest medieval buildings in England. Highlights include medieval fan-vaulted cloisters, magnificent stained glass and royal tombs. Coffee shop.
Open Daily 0930-1800 but access may be limited due to services and events.

Museum of Gloucester ½ mile

A fine Georgian building housing archaeological finds, natural history specimens, works of art, furniture, clocks and many other exhibits covering the history of Gloucester. Exhibitions programme. Café
Open TWThFS 1000-1600, Sun 1100-1500, closes later Mar-Oct.

Gloucester Greyfriars EH ½ mile

Remains of a medieval Franciscan friary church, rebuilt in Tudor times. Admission free.
Open Any reasonable time.

Tailor of Gloucester Museum ½ mile

The House of the Tailor of Gloucester in Beatrix Potter's story is now a museum and shop. Visitors can see the tailor's kitchen and Potter memorabilia. Admission free.
Open M-S 1000-1600, closed BH.

Gloucester Blackfriars EH ¾ mile

One of the most complete Dominican friaries surviving. It was converted into a Tudor house and cloth factory. Admission free.
Open MTSu 1000-1500.

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum ¾ mile

Discover what life was like for soldiers and their families throughout the last 300 years. Exhibitions programme.
Open please see website.

Gloucester Waterways Museum ¾ mile

Located in a Victorian warehouse, the museum tells the story of inland waterways and Britains's most inland port.
Open Daily 1100-1600.

Nature in Art by bus then ¾ mile

A museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature. Housed in an elegant Georgian mansion. Permanent collection and exhibitions programme.
Open TWThFSSu & BH 1000-1700.
Bus 71 from Bus Station to Twigworth, the bus stop is just beyond the entrance (on left, watch for sign), then ¾ mile walk along drive. 9 minutes journey, M-S hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.

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