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Gloucester Civic Trust

Based at St Michael’s Tower at the Cross, the Trust provides a varied programme of walks and activities to bring alive the history of the City for local residents and visitors.

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St Michael's Tower

The Headquarters of Gloucester Civic Trust

Guided Walks

Discover the wonderful secrets Gloucester has to offer.

Upcoming Events

Find out more about upcoming events & activities

Contact Us

A key opportunity for Gloucester locals to discover their City

Join Us

Become a member of our Voluntary Organisation

Monthly Talks

Find out more about upcoming events & activities

Donate to the Civic Trust

Find out how to make a donation

The Folk of Gloucester


Our People, Our History, Our Community

Our mission is to preserve the building known as Bishop Hooper House for the community and visitors of our great historic City of Gloucester, in order to educate, excite & explore the identities of the city and its people thorough objects, exhibitions, displays, programming and events.


Our aims are to display objects from the City collection to bring to life the stories of the people of the City of Gloucester from the Tudor period to the present day. This is a project with the city community at its heart. Our aim is that everyone will have the opportunity to be involved in shaping the stories we tell.


For more information please visit our website

The Folk of Gloucester

If you would like to get involved please contact the manager



Heritage Open Days celebrate England’s fantastic historic architecture and culture by offering FREE access to properties which are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year on four days in September, there’s a chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of events and activities which bring local history and culture to life.

In Gloucester, the events are organised by the Civic Trust and offer a huge range of activities including guided walks, access to historic buildings, music recitals, talks and cultural activities. Gloucester can trace its history from Roman occupation in the first century. It is rich in Saxon, Medieval and Tudor history and played a crucial part in the English Civil War with the Siege of 1643.

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Gloucester Residents' Weekend

Every year in Spring, as part of Gloucester Residents Weekend, the Civic Trust offers a selection of free guided Walks.

While these walks are free to residents, the numbers are limited, and advance booking is required. Tickets for the walks are available from the Tourist Information Centre which is located in the City Museum in Brunswick Road.


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