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Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

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Address: Custom House 31 Commercial Road | The Docks, Gloucester GL1 2HE, England
Phone Number: +44 1452 522682
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Our visitors can experience what it was like for soldiers and their...

Our visitors can experience what it was like for soldiers and their families throughout the last three hundred years. The Gloucestershire Regiment (The Glosters) has been present at many of the turning points in British History; battles in the American Revolutionary War, defeating Napoleon, the defence of Dunkirk and fighting the spread of communism in Korea.Special exhibition Commemorating the Battle of Imjin now on. Also our new Modern Army Display has recently been commissioned - Come and see what it is like to served in Afghanistan. See the latest equipment, lift the body armour and the pack and imagine what it is like to go on operations on extremes of temperature.

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Went with my wife and three sons (10, 8 and 4) during half term. A kindly old soldier sold us our tickets, for which we paid a meagre ten pounds. As it was quiet, he showed us to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Worcester
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Worcester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Went with my wife and three sons (10, 8 and 4) during half term. A kindly old soldier sold us our tickets, for which we paid a meagre ten pounds. As it was quiet, he showed us to a display which was on loan from a London museum which contained a genuine Victoria Cross (apparently some visitors had missed it... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We popped in on our way home from a mini break. My husband is into military history, particularly Waterloo so we thought we'd visit. The exhibition covers a wide time range of history with examples of standards, uniforms, instruments, weapons etc. It was very well organized and presented and even includes the regiments time of serving in Afghanistan and as... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Small, but neatly packaged, this museum offers a fantastic history of the Gloucestershire regiment. The exhibits are user friendly, as are the staff, and one of the must see attractions in Gloucester.

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Gloucester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We really enjoyed our visit here. The exhibits are well displayed and there is something for all ages to enjoy including interactive screens and military costumes to try on, enjoyed by the children. There are facilities for the less mobile, and baby change facilities. The staff were lovely, and cake delicious! Highly recommended

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Thank KH-Glos
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This museum has had a face lift and the data and information are now presented in an interesting way. Not good for wheel chairs to get in although there is a lift inside. Small cafe for snacks available.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Located only 10 minutes walk from the City Centre, in the Historic Docks area, this is an excellent regimental Museum. It has been refurbished with the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund and the museum boasts all new exhibits, interactive display and activities for visitors as well as contemporary film records, the magnificent medal collection, highly decorative uniforms, weapons and... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was in the R.E.M.E. (69-72) but was not that interested in paying to go into the museum, The memorabilia was impressive from the 1st and 2nd World wars on show in the foyer, I think you could get tera or coffee there also.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

One of the best war museums I have been to, it's a must for all young and old. We spent a full afternoon in this museum. I only wish we had one for the Durham Light Infantry, in our county, but D.C.C thought it costs too much to run. I think they should take a look at Gloucester and think... More 

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Famagusta, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of memorabilia even from hundreds of years ago. Lots of information and displays. Particular interest to us was the Korean war room. Often referred to see the "Forgotten War", it was good to see the displays and role call. Very humbling experience.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This museum is not at all boring in fact very interesting indeed and well worth the admission charge.Children especially boys will love it,although girls are catered for as well.I have visited once but will be going again shortly

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