Men's shed

Men’s Shed

The Men’s Shed at Nailsworth Community Workshop welcomes men and women of all ages, backgrounds and ability who enjoy practical work and like to make things in a busy, friendly environment.

The groups first project – a giant chess set - was donated to the town of Nailsworth and had its inaugural match in December.

Since then it has made two beautiful memorial benches one of which is situated in the grounds of Nailsworth Subscription Rooms the other in the grounds of Ruskin Mill. This bench is in memory of one of the Shed's founding members wives. They are currently working on a pole lathe for the workshop and personal projects. 

The Men’s Shed movement started in Australia as a means of bringing together men with a similar interest in making things but encouraging them to work in a ‘communal shed’ and reap the benefits of being part of a community.

It provides men with the opportunity to work on projects in a fully equipped workshop, to learn new skills and to share practical expertise.

Men’s Shed membership is free (all we ask for a a packet of biscuits for break) and anyone interested can pop in on a Tuesday between 1.30–3.30pm for a cup of tea and a chat, or call Pam on 07971 737626 for further information.

The Men's Shed is generously supported by the Barnwood Trust who introduced us to the idea of the Men's Shed.


Men’s shed’ to me is a place to come and share workspace & create things, in the company of other like-minded people. A chance to work on my own stuff, or in groups on projects to benefit the community. A space to share ideas, to learn, share and develop skills. A relaxed atmosphere with a lot of banter, laughs & great tea & biscuits.  I’ve loved & looked forward to being here each week…

........I tell everyone, and really feel, that the Community Workshops and the Sub rooms facilities are the best things about N’th. What goes on there is amazing. Thanks for all you both do,        Liz



Nailsworth Community Workshop
The Subscription Rooms
Bath Road, Nailsworth, Stroud Gloucestershire GL6 0HH

T. 07971 737626