South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries


Gloucestershire sits in the South West of England, and encompasses part of the Cotswolds and the River Severn and all of the ancient Forest of Dean. Visit the Gloucestershire Revealed website to find out more about the county’s museums.

At the 2007 AGM the membership of the SWFed voted to create two sub-regions for Gloucestershire based upon the two current County Museum Groups, representing Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire published a report in March 2010 into the findings of a survey of volunteer contribution to museums in the two counties. The survey revealed that volunteers contributed a staggering £1.1M in time and skills to the sector during 2009. Read the full report.

SWFed County Rep: Sarah Cook

Sarah is the Customer Services Manager for The Wilson, part of the Cheltenham Trust.

Contact Sarah ook.

Museum Development Officer: Julie Reynolds

Museum Development Officers provide a wide range of free support, advice and help to the museums in their area.

They co-ordinate meetings, visit museums, help with writing policies and grant applications and are a fund of useful information on everything to do with running a museum.

Learn about the impact of Museum Development in Gloucestershire in this extract from the SW Museum Development Partnership’s Annual Report for 2012/2013

  • Area covered: Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol
  • Address: Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, Queen’s Road, Clifton, BS8 1RL
  • Mobile: 07743 387 392
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