St Michael's Tower


St Michael’s Tower is the headquarters of the Gloucester Civic Trust and is situated in the centre of Gloucester at The Cross.


The Tower is the surviving 15th century tower of the Church of St Michael the Archangel.

The Tower, as it is known in the city, will be open Monday – Saturday from Friday May 21st between 10.30 am and 4 pm.

The Tower volunteers are always ready with a warm welcome and can advise about the history of the Tower, interesting sights to see in the city and historical information about Gloucester.

In the Tower you will find an exhibition on History of St Michael the Archangel church including a historical timeline dating back to before 1066.

Gloucester is famous for its bell founding industry, notably the Rudhall and Henshawe families. Two Rudhall bells forged in 1710 are on display and the bell tower holds a bell from High Wycombe that was cast in 1711. These can be chimed during your visit.

A range of films showing Gloucester through the ages are on show in the Tower.

Guided City Walks


Due to Coronavirus, the daily walks programme is suspended for 2020.
Guided walks can be booked – for details please click HERE
Walks cost £5 per adult, with accompanied under-16s free

Monthly Talks

Monthly Talks and Special Events are held in the Tower between April and October


Call in and see us.
Teas and coffees available for only £1


Call in and see us.
Free Wi-Fi is available.