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Gloucester Life Museum

Add Gloucester Life Museum to your Itinerary


99-103 Westgate Street

Tel: +44 (0)1452 396868

Fax: +44 (0)1452 330495

Gloucester Life Museum

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Day Ticket£5.00 per ticket
Adult - Museum Membership£7.50 per ticket
Children under 5Free
Concession - Day Ticket£3.00 per ticket
Concession - Museum Membership£4.00 per ticket
Entry to shops and cafeFree
Family - Day Ticket£12.00 per ticket
Family - Museum Membership£15.00 per ticket

The admission charges include general admission to both the Gloucester Life Museum and the Museum of Gloucester.
Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.
A family group is made up of 2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-17
Visitors with disabilities are able to have one companion for free.


The Museum Membership is valid for one year from the date of purchase and includes the following benefits:

- Unlimited access to both the Museum of Gloucester and The Museum of Gloucester Life
- 10% discount on a Roman Soldier Tour of the Eastgate Viewing Chamber
- 10% discount for any ticketed event at either museum
- A regular newsletter and access to exclusive pre-sale opportunities

There will be a number of ‘free days’ at both museums during the year. These will include Heritage Open Days, other city wide events such as The Residents Weekend and sponsored event days. We will let you know about free days in the E-news letter.

Gloucester Museums Pass
The Gloucester Museums Pass allows unlimited entry for 12 months into the Museum of Gloucester, The Gloucester Life Museum, Waterways Museum and the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum. Whether in Gloucester on a day trip or a resident of the city the pass is the most cost effective way to explore all of Gloucester’s central museums. An adult pass costs £10.00 and the family pass (2 adults and up to 3 children) costs only £20.00. The Gloucester Museum Pass can be purchased at any of these museums as well as Gloucester Tourist Information Centre.



  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Advance booking advised for all visits - essential for Victorian Class room and other organised sessions or talks.

Key Features

  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest


  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Hands on display
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 30
  • Min group size - 12
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the North: Get off the M5 at Junction 11, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A40 (signposted Gloucester/Cirencester). At Elmbridge Court roundabout take the 4th exit (signposted Ross). At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A38 and then at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A417 (St. Oswald’s Road). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A417. Keep left around Westgate Island and take the first left into Westgate Street. For the closest car park take the first left into the car park. Walk out of the car park and turn left, cross the road and continue walking up Westgate Street. The Life Museum is just on your right hand side.


From the South: Get off the M5 at Junction 12, at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B4008. At the Cross Keys roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A38. At the next roundabout continue forward. At the traffic lights continue forward (stay in the left hand lane, signposted Ross) onto the A430, Secunda Way. Continue forward on this by pass until you come to a roundabout, stay in the left hand lane and take the 2nd exit (on to Hempstead Lane). Follow the road until you arrive at a T Junction. At the T Junction turn right. Keep in the right hand lane and take the exit at the roundabout. Immediately take the exit left into Westgate Street. Take the 1st left into the car park. This is the closest car park to the Life Museum. Walk out of the car park and turn left. Cross the road and the Life Museum is just up on the right hand side.

Public Transport Directions

Short stroll from Gloucester Bus and Train Station. From the Train Station, cross Bruton Way and walk into the Bus Station. Walk through the archway in the Bus Station and out on to Station Road. Continue forward into Clarence Street, at the end turn right into Eastgate Street. At the pedestrianised cross road continue forward into Westgate Street. Cross the road and the Life Museum is just up on the right hand side.

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Bank HolidayClosed

* Please note that The Museum of Gloucester will also be open on Mondays that fall within Gloucestershire school holiday (except the Christmas break)


Friday, 24th November 2017 - Saturday, 25th November 2017

Candlelit Tours
more info

Friday, 17th November 2017 - Saturday, 9th December 2017

St Nicholas Wishing Tree
more info

Tuesday, 12th December 2017 - Saturday, 16th December 2017

FREE Entry at Gloucester Life Museum
more info

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