1. What's on in Gloucester in May?

    Here are just a few highlights for you to look forward to this month.

  2. Cathedral Cloisters Centred credit Kevin Lewis

    Nestled between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean lies the cathedral city of Gloucester, Britain’s most inland port. Gloucester really is a unique city; one that must be seen and experienced first-hand to believe, and there is something for everyone, whatever their age or interests.

  3. Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in Gloucester

    There's lots going on in Gloucester in the run-up to the Platinum Jubilee, as well as over the Jubilee weekend itself. 

  4. A person wakeboarding in front of a tall ship
    Gloucester Tall Ships - 3rd - 5th June 2022 Gloucester Tall Ships is back for 2022 with a jam-packed schedule of family fun and entertainment.
    1. 3 Jun 20225 Jun 2022
  5. Farmhouse Deli Pies

    Gloucester’s restaurants, coffee shops and takeaways really are a gastronomical delight, so if you would like your palate satiated, here is a little foodie tour of the City, with its wealth of authentic cuisines from around the world. 

  6. Gloucester Quays Bridge
    Things to do for a weekend away in Gloucester and Cheltenham
  7. Sample buffet lunch on board Sula
    Possibly the most unique way to enjoy Gloucester's Tall Ships Festival with lunch aboard LV14 SULA Lightship. Join Captain Colin and Vivienne for a Mediterranean buffet lunch onboard this unique vessel, located in the heart of the quays and the Tall Ship's Festival. Soak up the festival atmosphere whilst enjoying an amazing lunch created by the talented Sue from Naked Tartufi, from the finest local produce.
    1. 3 Jun 20225 Jun 2022

Welcome to the city of Gloucester

Things To Do Highlights

Sudeley Castle

Award-winning gardens surrounding Castle and medieval ruins. Exhibitions, rare-breeds pheasantry,…

Lower Slaughter

Tour by vehicle with short explorations of Cotswold villages and surrounding areas Develop your…

Planes at the Jet Age Museum

The Jet Age Museum is home to a unique collection of historic aircraft and artefacts charting the…

The New Gloucester Antiques Centre

Gloucester Antiques Centre has over 11,000 square feet of floor space spread across three floors,…

Photo of the sign outside Oxstalls Sports Park

Oxstalls Sports Park is part of aspire Sports and Cultural Trust - a charitable trust that operates…

Gloucester Leisure Cruises

The Dunkirk ship Queen Bodicea II which makes the public journeys can also be hired for parties and…

Gloucester Rugby

Gloucester Rugby can consider itself to be a unique English rugby club. Founded in 1873 and, with…

St Mary de Lode Church

St. Mary de Lode is the city's oldest Parish Church being built in the 12th Century. It was built…

A child feeding a goat at St James City Farm

An inner city farm providing real hands on contact with farm animals. Rare breeds of pigs, sheep,…

St John's Northgate Church

St. John's Northgate is an 18th Century Church with visible structural evidence of a previous 14th…

Briery Hill Llamas

Briery Hill Llama farm is perfectly situated in 9 acres of stunning woodland, on a 32 acre site,…

Experience 1000 years of history at Gloucester Cathedral

Immerse yourself in your favourite film or TV show when you sign up to a Brit Movie Tour. Walk…

Eastgate Viewing Chamber

Roman and medieval gate-towers and moat in underground exhibition chamber.

inside St Peter's Catholic Church

St Peter's is situated in the heart of the historic city of Gloucester and serves not only the…

The ski slope at Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre

Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre is one of the longest outdoor artificial ski slopes in the UK…

Couple relaxing on hire boat in Gloucester Docks

Self-drive electric motorboats that can be hired from the Barge Arm of the docks. Prices from £30.…

Gloucester Walking Tours App

Enjoy three self-guided walking tours on your smartphone around Gloucester City Centre and its…

Blackfriars

Blackfriars is a stunning example of a 13th century medieval Priory site, nestled at the heart of…

National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Three floors of a Victorian warehouse house interactive displays and galleries, which chart the…

Person playing football

Gloucester City AFC were founded back in 1883 and currently compete in the National League North,…

A bee painted on a fuse box

Take part in the #BouncingBack Urban Art Nature Trail. Find all the images and complete the…

the outside of Sherborne Cinema

Family friendly traditional cinema close to the heart of Gloucester. We show a range of quality…

Two generations visiting the Museum of Gloucester to take part in the bug hunt

Found within the City of Gloucester is an internationally important collection of treasures of over…

Paddle boarding on Gloucester docks

Award-winning Kayaking and Paddleboarding taster sessions and tours in Gloucester Dock and…

What's On Highlights

Scintillating Birch Forest

Scintillating Birch Forest was created by Stroud based artist, Jack Wimperis. Jack is passionate…

Openings

Season

1st October 2021-31st July 2022
Reggie the Raptor's Trail Through Time...

Explore the Museum with our "roarsome" fun 'Reggie the Raptor's' Trail through time and take-home…

Openings

Reggie The Raptor's Trail Through Time...

1st January 2022-31st December 2022
Ghosts & Giggles Logo

Held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday night at 8pm, we go on a historical and paranormal tour…

Openings

Haunted Tours

1st January 2022-31st December 2025
Photo: Liminal State from the series ‘Strange Land’ © Cody Cobb

Visit the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) International Photography Exhibition (IPE) 162 at the…

Openings

The RPS International Photography Exhibition (IPE) 162

27th January 2022-5th June 2022
Discovery Sessions

Enjoy a friendly chat with Museum experts on a range of fascinating historical topics relevant to…

Openings

Discovery Sessions

19th March 2022-17th September 2022
Art in the Galleries

Bring a sketchbook and pencil to join with Artist Claire Taylor-Jones exploring the museum…

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Art in the Galleries

24th March 2022-26th May 2022
Urban Art Trail

Take part in the #BouncingBack Urban Art Nature Trail.

Openings

Urban Art Trail

29th March 2022-31st January 2025
‘Glorious Glevum’ Tour

Join Lucius Sita, our resident auxiliary Roman soldier, for a guided introduction to Roman Glevum…

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‘Glorious Glevum’ Tour

14th April 2022-27th August 2022
Electric Boxes Urban Art

Take part in the #BouncingBack Urban Art Nature Trail and Big Box Trail. Find all the images and…

Openings

Season

29th April 2022-30th September 2022
Slow Stitch Saturday

Spend a relaxed couple of hours hand stitching, knitting, crocheting and working on your own…

Openings

Slow Stitch Saturday

30th April 2022-28th May 2022
The colourful houses of Nettleton Road that Tash painted in 2018

Throughout the month of May, watch an entire area of Gloucester's city centre being transformed…

Openings

The Rainbow Square

3rd May 2022-31st May 2022
Behind the Scenes Tour

Enjoy a friendly chat with Museum experts on a range of fascinating historical topics relevant to…

Openings

Behind the Scenes Tour

14th May 2022-10th September 2022
Gloucester River of Hope (Platinum Jubilee event)

Gloucester River of Hope Gloucester River of Hope is inspired by the River of Hope project…

Openings

Gloucester River of Hope

20th May 2022-12th June 2022
Frocks, Frills and Flowers poster

A series of community workshops leading up to the Jubilee weekend.

Openings

Flower Arranging Workshop

20th May 2022

Jubilee Frills Workshop 1

20th May 2022

Jubilee Frocks Workshop 1

22nd May 2022

Jubilee Frills Workshop 2

27th May 2022

Jubilee Frocks Workshop 2

29th May 2022
Meet the reptiles at Over Farm this May

Every weekend is a wild one this May, with all sorts to do and discover at Over Farm.

Openings

May's Wild Weekends

21st May 2022-22nd May 2022

May's Wild Weekends

28th May 2022-29th May 2022
Canal & River Trust Explorers

Families will be able to learn a new waterway skill, get competitive, go exploring, or discover a…

Openings

Canal Skills Family Challenge Day - (Don't) Get lost

21st May 2022

Canal Skills Family Challenge Day - Get arty

28th May 2022
Swing Dance Workshops poster

Learn some dance steps or polish up your skills with these free dance workshops.

Openings

Dance Workshop 2

22nd May 2022

Dance Workshop 3

29th May 2022
A wedding photo

We invite you to step inside Blackfriars Priory for our Wedding Experience Day on Sunday 22 May…

Openings

Wedding Experience Day

22nd May 2022
Late Night at the Museum

Late Night @ The Museum Join us this May for our late night opening! Enjoy after hours access to…

Openings

Late Night @ The Museum

24th May 2022
Still from the film The Goonies

Join us canalside at Gloucester's historic, beautiful Llanthony Secunda Priory and get ready for…

Openings

Outdoor Cinema

26th May 2022
Wye Valley River Festival poster

The Wye Valley River Festival returns with its trademark vibrant and innovative programme of shows,…

Openings

Wye Valley River Festival

27th May 2022-5th June 2022
Cast from the film Mamma-Mia

Spend a summer night with a smile on your face and a song in your heart with the ultimate feel-good…

Openings

Season

27th May 2022
Museum Craft workshop (Design a simple soft toy)

Design a simple soft toy A fun workshop working with felt to create a simple soft toy based on our…

Openings

Museum Craft workshop (Design a simple soft toy)

28th May 2022
Lamprey Pie

The City of Gloucester has been presenting the English Monarch with lampreys since the 12th Century…

Openings

Presentation of the 'Lamprey' Pie

30th May 2022
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