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Gloucester Civic Trust

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.

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St Michael's Tower

The Headquarters of Gloucester Civic Trust

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Discover the wonderful secrets Gloucester has to offer.

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A key opportunity for Gloucester locals to discover their City

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In the spring of 2020 Gloucester Civic Trust will be opening “The Folk of Gloucester”, an exhibition and events space housed in a large Tudor building in Lower Westgate, Gloucester, which tells the story of Gloucester Folk from Tudor times to the modern day.


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.

Details of this year’s events can be found at: www.gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk

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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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The Folk of Gloucester!

This will be the new name for the Life Museum which was previously the Folk Museum in Westgate Street.   Gloucester Civic Trust are taking over the building in the Autumn and it will be reopened as an Exhibition and events space for the Community in the Spring of...

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Autumn/Winter public talks 2019-2020USUALLY our talks are on the third Wednesday of the month – apart from the first - which is earlier to coincide with the Gloucester History Festival. Our venue, as always, the Gala Club at 7.30pm.  Wednesday, September 11:- Popular...

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