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Museum is best in the west


The Museum in the Park in Stroud is celebrating being the seventh most visited free-of-charge attraction in the region by launching a survey for visitors.

The museum, which is owned by Stroud District Council and run as a partnership between the council and registered charity Stroud District (Cowle) Museum Trust, welcomed 42,056 visitors during 2022, an increase of more than 17,000 on the previous year.

And according to Visit Britain which collated the information, the Museum in the Park was the most visited free-to-enter museum in the South West.

Visitors are now invited to take part in a short survey to help staff understand what they enjoyed most about their visit, changes they would like to see, and what would encourage them to visit the museum again in the future.

The museum would also like to hear the views of those who have heard of it but never visited. Complete the short survey by visiting www.tinyurl.com/mr3uadp2

Cllr Beki Aldam, Chair of Stroud District Council’s Community Services & Licensing Committee said:

“The Visit Britain figures show just how many people enjoy visiting the Museum in the Park. Our staff and volunteers work hard to ensure there is a varied programme of exhibitions and events. Visitors can help ensure this continues by telling us about their experiences.”

Cllr Trevor Hall, Vice Chair added:

“As well as taking part in the survey I would encourage anyone who has visited the museum to join its free-of-charge membership. Members will be kept up to date with museum events and exhibitions and will gain access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Details of how to join are on the website.”

One of the priorities in SDC’s council plan is Community Resilience and Wellbeing, and to invest in leisure services and facilities across the district. We are committed to ensuring everyone has access to good quality leisure opportunities, and ensuring the museum remains at the heart of the wider community. 

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