What’s on

9 MARCH – 31 DECEMBER

American Road Trip Exhibition

American Road Trip explores the origins and stories behind the cultural phenomenon, and transports us thousands of miles on a journey of discovery along Route 66 and beyond.

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EVERY WEEK

Museum Pop-up Talks

Interesting pop-up talks happen every week at the museum. These 15-minute talks cover a wide variety of topics about American culture and history. Ask the Ticket Office if a talk is scheduled on the day of your visit.

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April – October

Garden Tours

From April to October we offer special guided tours of our American-style gardens. These 45-minute tours are led by our knowledgeable Garden Guides. You can call the Museum on the morning of your visit to find out if a tour is scheduled for that day.

Spring & Autumn

Textile Tours

If you have a fascination for fabrics, then this specialised tour will be just the thing to enhance your visit. Find out about a wide variety of pieces in our world-renowned textile collection.

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Every month

Brilliant Beasties

A wonderful hour of fun and creativity for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers. Come along to sing songs, listen to stories, share rhymes and get crafty, while learning about ‘Brilliant Beasties’, our lovely animal friends.

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27–28 July

LEGO Build & Play Weekend

Get creative and build with LEGO in the Stables this weekend! Visit on Sunday to also enjoy a KidZFun zone, with all kinds of outdoor games and toys.

3–26 August

Summer Adventure Trail

A brilliantly bonkers family trail for August days out. On this Grimwood Museum Adventure, spot as many animals as you can find, complete puzzles and build a barmy bird’s nest from objects you discover on the trail.

5 August

Kids’ Pottery Workshop

Enhance your visit with a fun kids’ pottery workshop this summer holiday! Join us to explore the wonderful world of pottery and experience using the potter’s wheel as well as hand-building with clay.

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8 August

Outdoor Theatre: Little Women

An uplifting and heartfelt tale of the March sisters’ journey into adulthood and all the trials and triumphs that come with it, Little Women features authentic costuming and a beautiful musical score.

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9 August

Garden Grooves: The Barrelhouse Vipers

A vocal-led jazz trio from Bristol with an authentic, intimate, early-jazz sound, and a superb repertoire of songs mainly from the ’20s to ’40s.

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10–11 August

LEGO Build & Play Weekend

Get creative and build with LEGO in the Stables this weekend! Visit on Sunday to also enjoy a KidZFun zone, with all kinds of outdoor games and toys.

18 August

Kids’ Rave

We are opening our gardens late for an awesome kids’ rave! Join the amazing Super Pirates in their disco storytelling tent and enjoy circus play and an epic dance to a classic American playlist. A super family night out.

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24–25 August

LEGO Build & Play Weekend

Get creative and build with LEGO in the Stables this weekend! Visit on Sunday to also enjoy a KidZFun zone, with all kinds of outdoor games and toys.

26 August

Outdoor Theatre: Beauty & the Beast

With delightful puppets, lively original songs and sparkling humour, Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s new adaptation of Beauty & the Beast is perfect for all the family!

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13 September

Garden Grooves: The Iain Ballamy Trio

With classic bossa nova, Brazilian tunes, choice jazz standards and original repertoire! Join the Iain Ballamy Trio for an evening of fabulous jazz in the gardens.

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14 September

Curious About Quilts Session

An incredible opportunity to view up close some of our quilts not on display in the Museum, and learn more about the history of quilt making in America.

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15 September

Heritage Open Day

Free Gardens & Deli entry for all – the perfect time to experience our late summer gardens with family and friends.

21 September

Selvedge Makers Fair

Combine a visit to the museum’s world-class textile collection with a selling fair featuring thirty curated textile merchants and makers. Truly a day to remember. Normal admission.

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9–10 November

Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen Craft Fair

A fabulous craft fair with 25 professional makers showcasing contemporary jewellery, ceramics, textiles, furniture, leatherwork, glass and baskets. A wonderful day out.

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24 November

Curious About Quilts Session

An incredible opportunity to view up close some of our quilts not on display in the Museum, and learn more about the history of quilt making in America.

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Getting here

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