St Michael's Tower

St Michael’s Tower is the headquarters of the Gloucester Civic Trust and is situated in the centre of Gloucester at The Cross.

The Tower is the surviving 15th century tower of the Church of St Michael the Archangel.

The Tower, as it is known in the city, is open from the beginning of April to the end of October, Monday to Saturday between 10.30 am and 4 pm.

The Tower volunteers are always ready with a warm welcome and can advise about the history of the Tower, interesting sights to see in the city and historical information about Gloucester.

In the Tower you will find an exhibition on History of St Michael the Archangel church including a historical timeline dating back to before 1066.

Gloucester is famous for its bell founding industry, notably the Rudhall and Henshawe families. Two Rudhall bells forged in 1710 are on display and the bell tower holds a bell from High Wycombe that was cast in 1711. These can be chimed during your visit.

A range of films showing Gloucester through the ages are on show in the Tower.

Guided City Walks Available

From April through to October, guided walks of the historic city are available every day (except Sundays) at 11.00 am, with an additional walk at 2pm on Saturdays during June, July and August. 

Walks cost £5 per adult, with accompanied under-16s free.

Monthly Talks

Monthly Talks and Special Events are held in the Tower between April and October



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