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  1. Gloucester history festival
    2021 sees a multitude of significant anniversaries both close to home and further afield. These anniversaries mark frontiers and pioneers of all kinds, inspiring a festival full of stories of crossing boundaries, new discoveries, changes and advancements of the past.
    1. 4 Sep 202119 Sep 2021
  2. Image Credit Liz Gooding

    The last in our series of things that you can't do everywhere everyday, but you can in Gloucester, as part of Visit England's national campaign, 'Escape the Everyday'.

    24 Aug 2021
  3. Robinswood Hill credit-GWT-&-Nick-Turner

    Need a breath of fresh air? The saying itself means a change, something refreshing and new. So why, if fresh air gives us this feeling do we spend so much time inside? 

    7 Sep 2021
  4. Ladybird Exhibit at Museum of Gloucester
    Uncover the story of the talented artists who illustrated Ladybird books for more than 30 years. This beautiful and colourful exhibition puts on display an unparalleled collection of books, original artwork and artefacts and shows how the numerous, talented Ladybird illustrators played such an enormous role in the extraordinary success of the company in the 20th century.
    1. 26 Jun 202126 Sep 2021
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  5. Jolt co-working space in Gloucester Kings Square

    Jolt located at the heart of Gloucester on Kings Square, recently announced their co-working space and studios dedicated to supporting local artists and creatives will be opening 3rd September 2021.

    2 Sep 2021
  6. Mi Rewards Gloucester
    The next generation town and city loyalty programme that gives you rewards every time you shop with participating businesses in your area.
  7. Canoeing on the River Wye

    Summer seems to finally be here, and with it comes warmer weather and more opportunities for socialising. However, with up to 51.8% of us putting off exercise when it’s warm, it’s important to make sure we’re still keeping active even in the summer. 

    24 Jun 2021

Welcome to the city of Gloucester

Things To Do Highlights

Gloucester Life Museum

An exquisite Tudor timber-framed building that was once the Folk Museum. It is now a community…

House of the Tailor of Gloucester

Children's author Beatrix Potter created one of her most loved characters here. This charming shop…

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…

St Michael's Tower

The impressive St Michael’s Tower is situated in the centre of Gloucester at The Cross. It is a…

The outside of St Nicholas Church

This 12th Century Church is a city landmark with it's 15th Century leaning Tower and Spire. Inside…

Gloucester Park Drone Shot By Fluxx Films

By far the largest parkland in the city. Gloucester Park has a large play area for children and a…

VRXPerience

PLAY, RACE, EXPERIENCE. Virtual Reality is a fun, exciting and a very accessible experience for…

A bird of prey flying above a crowd of people

The International Centre for Birds of Prey is the oldest dedicated birds of prey centre in the…

A photo of St Michael's Tower

Walking tours of the City of Gloucester. Hear about many famous characters and their associations…

Nettleton Road

Nettleton Road can be found just off Eastgate Street in the city centre and is a row of twelve…

Barnwood Park

Barnwood Park is a formal park with mature trees and ducks. Barnwood Arboretum is a local nature…

Robinswood Hill

Two-hundred and fifty acres of open countryside with viewpoint, pleasant walks, waymarked nature…

Eastgate Viewing Chamber

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

Scrivens Conduit, Hillfield Gardens

Just outside the city centre lies Hillfield Gardens, a true hidden gem of Gloucester. This public…

Tour and Explore with Anne Bartlett

Tour and Explore Gloucester with Anne Bartlett - Blue Badge Tour Guide and Tour Director. Discover…

National Waterways Museum Gloucester

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

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…

The New Gloucester Antiques Centre

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

Gloucester Cathedral

A warm welcome awaits you at Gloucester Cathedral - one of the finest medieval buildings in the…

the outside of Sherborne Cinema

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

Adventure Out Games at Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre

An exciting new outside adventure game for family and friends is launching this Spring at…

Young Owls

Bird of Prey Experiences & Photography Days at The Barn Owl Centre. The Barn Owl Centre's mission…

Gloucester Walking Tours App

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

What's On Highlights

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...

29th May 2021-31st October 2021
The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Artists

Uncover the story of the talented artists who illustrated Ladybird books for more than 30 years.…

Openings

The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Artists

26th June 2021-26th September 2021
Ladybird Family events

Uncover the story of the talented artists who illustrated Ladybird books for more than 30 years.…

Openings

The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Artists...Exhibition: Family events

26th June 2021-26th September 2021
Tales from a City

aspire Sports and Cultural Trust is pleased to announce that they have secured an art exhibition by…

Openings

Season

6th August 2021-31st December 2021
Gate Street Gallery

Gloucester Gate Street Gallery is an open air art gallery. It is a Gloucester City Council, and…

Openings

Season

9th August 2021-30th October 2021
Collections events at the Museum of Gloucester

We have many Collections events at the Museum of Gloucester, including Behind the Scenes tours,…

Openings

Collections events at the Museum of Gloucester

14th August 2021-11th December 2021
Gloucester history festival

2021 sees a multitude of significant anniversaries both close to home and further afield. These…

Openings

Gloucester History Festival

4th September 2021-19th September 2021
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Join leading historian and Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum Tristram Hunt to hear the…

Openings

Tristram Hunt, Josiah Wedgwood: Protest, Pottery & The Transformation Of Britain

19th September 2021
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Join Anne Sebba and Helen Fry as they explore women spies, lies and justice and discuss the…

Openings

Women Spies: The Cold War And World War Two - Anne Sebba & Helen Fry

19th September 2021
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Vanley Burke – 'the godfather of black British photography' – is joined by leading writer and…

Openings

Vanley Burke & Patrick Vernon, Black British History Through The Lens

19th September 2021
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Join presenter of BBC2's Raiders of the Lost Past Janina Ramirez as she rediscovers the divine…

Openings

Janina Ramirez, The Goddess Revolution

19th September 2021
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Former British Trade Commissioner China and All Party Parliamentary China Group Chair Richard…

Openings

Rana Mitter & Richard Graham, Dynasty Of Surprises: The Chinese Communist Party 100 Years On

19th September 2021
Film Screening: Little Fugitive (1953) By Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel

Join Hundred Heroines for a film screening of the 1950's American classic, Little Fugitive,…

Openings

Season

23rd September 2021
Mellor & Rose Calligraphy

Join Beverley Mellor and Lucy Mellor with Mellor & Rose on their Beginners Modern Calligraphy…

Openings

Season

25th September 2021
GLOW Festival Lineup 2021

Over the first weekend in October we will bring you a mix of different musical styles and…

Openings

GLOW Festival

1st October 2021-2nd October 2021
The poster for Blackfriars Wellness - Yoga Taster Session

Join us for a yoga taster session with Cotswold Yoga, set against the stunning backdrop of our…

Openings

Blackfriars Wellness - Yoga Taster Session

3rd October 2021
Haydn's 'The Creation', performed by Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Choral Society is delighted to present The Creation by Haydn.

Openings

Haydn | The Creation - Live concert

16th October 2021
Johnny Coppin Musician

Johnny Coppin the accomplished Gloucestershire Folk Musician, along with Paul Burgess, will be…

Openings

Season

23rd October 2021
Halloween Open Day

Lots of fun filled activities planned for the whole family at Llanthony on our Halloween themed…

Openings

Halloween Open Day

31st October 2021
Christmas Craft Fair

Llanthony will be hosting a Christmas Fair full of wonderful festive gifts and handpicked…

Openings

Christmas Craft Fair

4th December 2021

Christmas Craft Fair

5th December 2021
Bach's 'Christmas Oratorio, performed by Gloucester Cathedral

Live in Gloucester Cathedral, Bach's beautiful music exudes all the joy one could wish for at this…

Openings

Bach | Christmas Oratorio - Live concert

4th December 2021
Festive Family Firework Night

Join Wall's Club for an evening of entertainment, Christmas music, food & drink, a funfair, and a…

Openings

Festive Family Firework Night

17th December 2021

Accommodation Highlights

Little Court Cottages

Two self-contained cottages which have been designed to provide a warm, relaxing and peaceful…

The Thatch Inn

Situated just 3 miles from Gloucester city centre, this family-run hotel with an 'olde worlde'…

Notley Guest House

We are a family run Non Smoking Guest House offering comfortable accommodation for both business…

Nicki's Hotel & Taverna

Very well situated hotel, just 2 minutes walk from town centre and docks, and 1 minute from…

Hatton Court Hotel

A Cotswold gem Bordering the ‘Cotswold Way’, Hatton Court Hotel is an independent boutique hotel…

SULA Lightship

Luxury Guest Suite on the UK’s only historically Registered, stay aboard, Lightship. Based in…

Pershbrook Cottage & Garden

Cosy but modernised cottage on the River Severn in Minsterworth. One of the best places to see the…

Brierley

Brierley provides a peaceful holiday retreat, on the edge of a residential estate. It is warm and…

Orchard View B&B

Spacious, modern and comfortable guest suite with king size bed, bathroom, sitting room and…

Hatherley Manor Hotel & Spa

Beautiful 50 bedroom hotel set in 37 acres. Conference/banqueting facilities for up to 400.

Spalite Hotel

Grade II Listed building with garden, situated by the new Gloucester dock development and easily…

Holiday Inn

Situated in between Gloucester and Cheltenham with 125 rooms, good rates and fantastic facilities.…

Centre Lodge Guest House

Set in a quiet city centre location, with excellent transport links to Cheltenham, Stroud and The…

Hallmark Hotel Gloucester

Set on the edge of the Cotswolds, just 2 miles from Gloucester city centre and 5 minutes from the…

Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall

Regency style building set in 12 acres of private ground with a range of luxury facilities.

The station inn

Conveniently located next to Gloucester's bus and train stations, the Station Cafe Bar and Hotel…

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