Come and see what's going on in Gloucester Folk Museum!
Sit back and relax in the Folk Tea Rooms
As part of the Lottery funded museum make-over the Folk Museum will be opening the Folk Tea Rooms in the next couple of months. The DoubleGloucester Dairy will be transformed into a haven of home baked goods, speciality teas and coffees, wholesome lunches and seasonal foods. Think vintage chic meets country kitchen and come and enjoy a treat to eat in or take away.
Opening 11am – 4pm Tuesday – Saturday
Have a browse in the Folk Boutique
Another exciting change is the opening of the Folk Boutique in March. The current shop stocks wooden toys, games, traditional gifts and books. This will be extended to include kitch and retro gifts, designer household goods, local crafts and jewellery.
Take a trip down memory lane in the Retro Room
The Portal at the front of the museum is also due for an overhaul. Opening in March the new Retro Room will be 50’S/60’S inspired room complete with original kitchen setting, a working jukebox and a real trip down memory lane. Come and see how homes looked over 50 years ago and pop on your favourite tune from our selection.
What’s On at Gloucester Folk Museum
Saturday Club – Join us with crafts and other activities as we prepare for the Muslim festival of Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for Trees.
22nd January, 11am – 4pm
Saturday Club – Make cards and masks to celebrate 2011 as the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit
29th January, 11am – 4pm
Saturday Club –Try your hand at some brass rubbings.
5th February, 11am – 4pm
Saturday Club – Discover the origins of St. Valentine’s Day and make a card for a special someone
12th February, 11am – 4pm
On the Trail of Glorious Gloucester
Try out our half term Museum trail and discover how our objects help tell the story of Glorious Gloucester.
19th – 26th February
Saturday Club – The Romans knew our City as Glevum, a colonia famous all over the Roman empire. Design your own mosaic to celebrate what you love about Gloucester.
19th February, 11am – 4pm
Workshop wonders – Old Spots and Gloucester Cows. Try your hand at sculpting two of Gloucestershire’s most famous animal breeds in clay.
22nd February, 11 – 1pm & 2 – 4pm
Workshop wonders – Gloucester’s biggest industry in around 1800 was pin making. In fact part of the Folk Museum used to be a pin making factory. Make your own pin cushion in celebration of this bygone industry.
23rd February, 11 – 1pm & 2 – 4pm
Creative Corner – Dress up and draw. See what you would have looked like in the costumes of people that used to walk the streets of Gloucester. There will be lots of art materials on hand for you to draw each other in your favourite costumes.
24th & 25th February, 11am - 4pm
Saturday Club - The city centre of Medieval Gloucester was the site of a number of monasteries. Try your hand at being a monk for a day and have a go at some Medieval writing.
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