Heritage Open Days

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 three days in September, there’s a chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy FREE access to a wide range of events and activities which bring local history and culture to life.

Gloucester’s events, organised by Gloucester Civic Trust , feature over 120 events, from the opportunity to see inside the Eastgate Chamber to viewing the inside one of the best examples of a Tudor Merchant’s house in the country.  The city is among the top three venues in the country with its huge range of activities during Heritage Open Days with guided tours , music and cultural activities in the City Centre, at Gloucester Docks and in the city’s suburbs.






Welcome to Gloucester Heritage Open Days 2023
National Heritage Open Days began in 1992 and we started here in Gloucester in 1994, making this our 29th year. The national theme for this year’s HODs is Creativity Unwrapped. HODs are often described as the showcase of the Civic Trust and we are delighted to have a number of new events in our programme this year.
We hope you will enjoy what we have to offer.
A few important points to note:-
• You will find this brochure on the Civic Trust website www.gloucestercivictrust.org but there will also be paper copies available in key places around the City. We ask that ,if you have received this by email , you will forward copies onto all interested family and friends.
• All events are free to access and most do not require booking but those indicated with a B must be booked. Unless otherwise stated, you can book online at https://buytickets.at/gloucestercivictrustlimited or in person at The Folk of Gloucester Thursday to Saturday 10.00-16.00.
• There are limits to numbers at some events.
• Where booking is not required there may be a restriction on numbers entering at one time. Stewards will advise.

Please note: Booking for these events will be open from 10 am on Thursday 10th August

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Listed below are the details for the various events. Please click on the links to take you through to the relevant section where the full details are available.


Brochure Entries – Events
Brochure Entries – Guided Walks
Brochure Entries – Music
Brochure Entries – Historic Places 
Brochure Entries – Cultural Venues
Brochure Entries – Historic Inns
Brochure Entries – Places of Worship
Brochure Entries – Talks 
Brochure Entries – Daily Schedule


Please Note: The printed brochure is now available at various City locations.

The PDF version can be seen HERE


Cancellation: Unfortunately, Waites of Gloucester have had to cancel their performance on Friday 8th September 11.00 at St Mary de Crypt.

Cancellation: Unfortunately, the talk at The Edshed on Severn Vale Eels on Sunday 10th at 11.00 is cancelled.

Please Note: Unfortunately Brockworth Court is no longer available on Friday 8th. Any tickets booked for this day will be accepted on Saturday 9th. Full details available in Brochure



Useful Links





To see a map of the City Centre please click HERE



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