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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

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St Michael's Tower

The Headquarters of the Gloucester Civic Trust


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Sites of Interest

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Latest News from Gloucester Civic Trust

Activities in the Tower 2013

Saturday 1st June at 11.30: “Longford in Old Film”. The “premier” of a film found in an attic!  The film clips show the Longford area in the late 1940’s.  2 x 15 minute films to be screened at 11.30.  One screening only. Free - but please call the Tower on 526955  to...

Tower Talks 2013

The TOWER TALKS 2013 - all tickets cost £2 and include refreshments, and proceeds go to the Conservation of St Michael’s Tower (all talks start at 11 am). Saturday 20 April: "Prisoner of War Camps and Hostels 1939 - 1945". During WW2 Gloucester and the surrounding...

Winter Talks 2012-13

GLOUCESTER CIVIC TRUST Autumn/Winter public talks - 2012/2013 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 THE Forest of Dean is a place to enjoy the Spring bluebells, a Summer picnic or the Autumn colours – yet it also has a long and rich history. The first talk in our new series is by...

September Events

Saturday 1st September – 15th September: A photographic exhibition by Peter Wiles in St Michael’s Tower. Free Entry. Thursday 6th September at 10.45 am: “Armchair Tour of Gloucester” at St Michael’s Tower. Take a tour of Gloucester’s fine city whilst sitting in a...

August Events

AUGUST EVENTS Gloucester Civic Trust has the following events/activities in St Michael's Tower, on the Cross, Gloucester in August. All events are free for Tower volunteers. Friday 10 August - Saturday 16 August Art Exhibition by David Ochiltree St Michael's Tower...

Book Launch at St Michael’s Tower

 SATURDAY 21st JULY from 11am Local author Darrel Kirby will be promoting his latest book  "Gloucester Then and Now" in St Michael's Tower on Saturday 21 July from 11 am to 12, and from 2pm - 3pm. Darrel will be on hand to personally sign all books bought on the day....

Events in July

Monday 2 - 6 July Exhibition on Gloucester’s Balancing Ponds by Christopher Peacey, at St Michael’s Tower from 10.30 - 4. Saturday 7 July from 10 - 4pm BBC History Day celebrating Gloucestershire’s heritage. In St Michael’s Tower there will be 5 themed talks by...

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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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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Gloucester Civic Trust

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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