Stroud’s Museum in the Park is set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park in Stroud. Situated in a Grade II listed 17th Century wool merchant’s house, the collection tells the fascinating story of Stroud District’s rich and diverse history.
With over 4,000 objects on display, including dinosaur bones, historical paintings and even one of the world’s first lawnmowers, there is something to spark the interest of all of our visitors!
In addition to the main displays in the mansion house, there is a modern extension which houses a small gift shop and café area, alongside a modern, purpose-built art gallery showing a varied programme of exhibitions. Behind this is Stroud’s ‘secret garden’ - a contemporary walled garden that amazes visitors.
The Museum is very proud to have something to offer visitors of all ages and enthusiastically welcomes families and groups. The displays were designed, as far as possible, with everyone in mind, and many of the rooms contain ‘interactives’ and toys, and some even sport peep holes into the cabinets at a child friendly height!
The Museum Service is provided by means of a partnership between Stroud District Council and the Stroud District (Cowle) Museum Trust which is a registered charity. The Council provides the management and funding for the service, and the Trust is the legal guardian of the collections.
'What We Do' Main Pages:
The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity. It raises money for End Polio Now, the Rotary Peace Fellowships and innumerable district and global grants worldwide. It supports Rotarians' efforts to change lives and serve communities.more