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Gloucester Civic Trust

Gloucester Civic Trust is 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. We also seek to ensure that re-generation and future plans respect and complement Gloucester’s heritage.


St Michael’s Tower Opening Hours

3rd April to 27th October (closed Bank Holidays)
Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 4pm

Guided Tours

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St Michael's Tower

The Headquarters of the Gloucester Civic Trust


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Sites of Interest

Learn more about the many places to discover in Gloucester

Latest News from Gloucester Civic Trust

Getting to know……the publicity team!!!

The publicity team was set up in October 2018 and is part of the communications committee. The team draws people from all parts of the trust and always welcomes new members. The aim of the com is to bring together a group of people to help to promote the work of the...

Apple Week at Gloucester Life Museum

Apple Week at Gloucester Life Museum Tuesday 16th October to Saturday, 20th October ending with the traditional “Apple Day” @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday (Free Entry)   Apple Week 16th to 20th October This year for the first time there will be an “Apple week”...


Heritage Open Days is a national celebration of England’s fantastic history, offering FREE access, on four days annually in September, to properties usually closed to the public or which normally charge for admission. Gloucester is among the top three venues in the...

Gloucester Civic Trust Update

Gloucester Civic Trust activities taking place in St Michael's Tower during September Thursday 12th September at 10.45am: "Armchair Tour of Gloucester".  Sit back in a comfy chair and take a "tour" of Gloucester. Using the outdoor camera on top of St Michael's Tower,...

Activities at St Michael’s Tower

Daily Activities for adults and children in St Michael’s Tower St Michael’s Tower has a host of FREE activities to keep children occupied during the school holidays and at the weekend. Make Your Own Family Shield Children can have a go designing their own family...

The 2013 Gloucester Heritage Open Days

The 2013 Gloucester Heritage Open Days and the History Festival Booklets are now available at St Michael's Tower and from the Tourist Information Centre. Information can be found on www.gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk It's important you book your tickets as early as...

Heritage Open Weekend

Heritage Open Weekend - 12, 13 and 14 September.  This is a national event where many of our heritage buildings are open to the public free of charge.  The Civic Trust has a  host of walks on offer - all free. At the time of writing we are told that for this year...

August Events at St Michael’s Tower

Saturday 10 August - Explore Gloucester for Free A Family Event available from 11am - 1pm. Explore! is a family quiz trail which lasts just under one hour. It's fun and entertaining.  The trail is normally taken up by schools and various youth groups during term time...

Screening of rare film footage

On Saturday 1st June at 11.30 am in St Michael's Tower Gloucester Civic Trust will be screening some rare film footage. Two films will be shown each lasting about 20 minutes. One film is taken in 1948 and the other film in 1949. Both films are of the Annual Longford...

Gloucester Civic Trust on Facebook

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Connecting to the world ! ...

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On today from 10 til 4pm. Check out Gloucester Amateur Radio connecting up with other museums in the country and possibly the world!! ...

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Gloucester Civic Trust

Who's coming tomorrow?
You don't have to be a member of the Gloucester Civic Trust.
As well as a super talk, it's a perfect chance to find out what we do, and find out what your membership will give you and the opportunities that come with it.
😊😊😊This sounds intriguing, a great scandal! Tickets available at the Tower or at Gloucester Tourist Information Centre for only £3.00!

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Huge thank you to all of our volunteers!
We ❤️ you!

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Some of our city volunteers commit to extensive training to ensure that they have the skills & knowledge to be truly amazing in their volunteer roles.

Big high five 🖐️ to the latest batch of Gloucester Cathedral trainee guides (pictured below) and of course Gloucester Civic Trust guides who also do a similar training process, for their time and dedication.

We are in so in awe of the stuff you know!

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Gloucester Civic Trust on Twitter

Beat the Street is coming to Gloucester on 26 June! Are you ready to join in with the game? Pick up a card today and schools will be handing materials from today @activeglos @glosmoves #BTSGloucester #GlosMoves

An unmissable event TOMORROW Tuesday 18th June 6.30pm @RefugeeWeek @GlosDioc @MichaelZorek #KinderTransport @GlosCivicTrust https://t.co/JKJzHXlwyJ

Had a sneak around The Folk of Gloucester (former folk museum) today. What an amazing space! Going to need an army of volunteers to help get it ready and to run as a venue. Who's with me? #Gloucester @GlosCivicTrust #heritage #community @GloucesterHODs

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