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Gloucester Civic Trust

Based at St Michael’s Tower at The Cross. With the active support of its members, the Trust 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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 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 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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Gala Club Talk – Wednesday March 18th @ 7.30 pm

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...

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Gloucester Folk Trail – at The Folk of Gloucester

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...

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Gloucester Residents’ Weekend 2020

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.  

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The Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 was resounding victory for the Yorkist Edward IV in the War of the Roses. But all could have been different had Gloucester opened its gates and allowed the Lancastrian forces to escape to South Wales. Tonight we hear about the Tewkesbury battle from battlefield guide Richard Goddard.

📅Wednesday March 18th
📍 Fairmile Gardens, GALA Club
🎫 £FREE - retiring collection

Non-members are more than welcome.
If you're not a member - it's simple to join, for £15 per year for an individual membership, you can enjoy talks, tours and receive a discount at various events.

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Our next #HenryDeneTalk is about the past, present and future of the Gloucester Docks. Join us at Llanthony on Friday 20 March at 3pm for this fascinating talk by Dr Ray Wilson. Book your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/henry-dene-talk-gloucester-docks-past-present-and-future-tickets-88519980645?aff=ebdssbdestsearch #LocalHistory #GloucesterDocks @GlosCivicTrust ⚓️

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