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.
There will be a program of community engagement and events held regularly throughout 2020.
If you would like to get involved please contact Nicolette Hamilton
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS
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
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.
Our Latest News
The Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 was a resounding victory for the Yorkist Edward IV in the Wars of the Roses. All could have been different had Gloucester opened its gates and allowed the Lancastrian forces to reach South Wales. Tonight we hear about the Tewkesbury...
As part of the Gloucester Folk Trail, the Folk of Gloucester is hosting a day full of arts, crafts, story-telling and music. Arts & Crafts will be in the EdShed with storytelling in the Victorian Schoolroom and the Fiddle Workshop in the front room. The cafe will...
This year the popular Residents' Weekend will be on Saturday March 28th 2020. A full range of free guided walks will be available. Full details of the walks and how to book them will be published shortly, so put the date in your diary now.