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Gloucester Civic Trust

Gloucester Civic Trust is based at St Michael’s Tower at The Cross and with the active support of its members provides a varied programme of tours and activities to bring alive the history of the city for local residents and visitors. We also seek to ensure that re-generation and future plans respect and complement Gloucester’s heritage.


St Michael’s Tower Opening Hours

3rd April to 14th October (closed Bank Holidays)
Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 4pm

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St Michael's Tower

The Headquarters of the Gloucester Civic Trust


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Sites of Interest

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Latest News from Gloucester Civic Trust

Norwich & Gloucester top national Heritage Open Days figures

Gloucester Civic Trust Press Release. September 21, 2016 by Hugh Worsnip. MORE and more people are coming to Gloucester for the Heritage Open Days. Figures released by the National Trust show that only Norwich had more events than those organised by Gloucester Civic...

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Gloucester Day 2016

  Gloucester Day celebrates the end of the Civil War siege in 1643. For centuries afterwards, the lifting of the siege was marked by an annual Gloucester Day. This died out in the nineteenth century but was reinstated in 2009. The modern Gloucester Day has...

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City Tours’ 100,000th Customer

Gloucester has welcomed its 100,000th customer on historic tours conducted by Civic Trust guides. Elizabeth Elton from the Linden area of Gloucester received a commemorative plate and mug from the Mayor of Gloucester, Councillor Sebastian Field, to mark the milestone...

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Looking forward to tonight's talk on "A Gloster boy - in defence of the drift" a very popular talk that is free to members ! One of the benefits of trust membership! ...

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We are currently looking for volunteers to help in our Heritage Centre, St Michael's Tower, on the Cross. A couple of hours each month, or week would be very helpful. We open again in April and training will be given before that. Just reply here if you are interested and we will pass your name on. ...

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What a shame we don't have a statue of Aethelflaed to use for a greetings card this summer! ...

To commemorate this year's 1100th anniversary of the death of Aethelflaed (Ethelfleda), Lady of the Mercians, at Tamworth on 12th June 918, the Tamworth and District Civic Society (TDCS) has produced a quality greetings card showing a striking image of the 1913 millenary memorial to Tamworth's warrior queen and her nephew Athelstan. (Photograph copyright: Susan Biggs). The distinctive black and white photograph was taken by society member Susan Biggs. Being blank inside, the card is versatile for all occasions, and is also suitable for framing. It will be on sale at TDCS events through the year and in local outlets. For purchase enquiries, e.mail: treasurer@tamworthcivicsociety.com

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