Museums

American Museum - The museum depicts the American way of life from the arrival of the early settlers to the mid-19th century. Exhibits include a Shaker room set, a stencilled bedroom, displays of folk art and a fine collection of American quilts.

Address: The American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD

Telephone: 01225 460503

Website: http://www.americanmuseum.org


Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection - The museum houses an eclectic collection of cars, motorcycles and metal motoring signs. Toys include an Austin pedal car, Meccano-made models, and penny tin toys.

Address: Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BY

Telephone: 01451 821255

Website: http://www.cotswold-motor-museum.com


Gordon Russell Museum - The museum in Broadway celebrates the work of Sir Gordon Russell, the renowned 20th century furniture designer. 
The workshops he set up in 1920 achieved a worldwide reputation for design and making of furniture, metalwork and glass to the highest standards of quality, much of which is represented and displayed in the original workshop - now the museum.
Visitors can also view much graphic materials and listen to recorded recollections of not only Sir Gordon, but also craftsmen.
 

Address: Gordon Russell Museum, 15 Russell Square, Broadway, Worcs, WR12 7AP

Telephone: 01386 854695

Website: www.gordonrussellmuseum.org


Keith Harding’s World of Mechanical Museum - The age of self-playing musical instruments and automata is brought to life at Keith Harding’s museum. Musical boxes and antique clocks also feature in the collection.

Address: Keith Hardings World of Mechanical Music, The Oak House, High Street, Northleach, Glos, GL54 3ET

Telephone: 01451 860181

Website: http://www.mechanicalmusic.co.uk


Model Village - Explore Bourton-on-the-Water in miniature in this enchanting 1/9th scale model of the village.

Address: Model Village, Bourton-on-the-Water 

Telephone: 01451 820467

Website: http://www.theoldnewinn.co.uk/village.htm


Museum in the Park - Innovative displays bring local history to life at Stroud’s family-friendly Museum in the Park. On show is the world’s first lawnmower, invented by Cotswolds resident Edwin Budding in 1830, and the local Dursley Pedersen bicycle from 1890.

Address: Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stratford Road, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF

Telephone: 01453 763394

Website: http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/general.asp?pid=24&pgid=549

 


Tetbury Police Museum - A former Victorian police station is now the setting for an exhibition of police force memorabilia relating to the Gloucestershire Constabulary. The original court room and cells are open for inspection.

Address: THE OLD COURTHOUSE, 63 LONG STREET, TETBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL8 8AA

Telephone: 01666 504670

Website: http://www.visittetbury.co.uk/police-museum/


Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum - Winchcombe was the one-time capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, and its abbey a focal point for pilgrims. The town’s colourful history comes under the spotlight in the museum’s folk collection. The police collection contains uniforms from home and abroad.

Address: Winchcombe Folk & Police Museum, The Town Hall, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, GL54 5LJ

Telephone: 01242 609151

Website: http://www.sunloch.me.uk/museum/index.html


Winchcombe Railway Museum and Garden - A Cotswold garden filled not only with rare plants, but with an intriguing collection of railway equipment that will delight the steam train enthusiast.

Address: Winchcombe Railway Museum & Gardens, 23 Gloucester Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5LX

Telephone: 01242 602257

Website: http://www.winchcomberailwaymuseum.co.uk/