Eastgate Viewing Chamber

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This underground chamber reveals the remains of defences and the Eastgate of the city dating back to Gloucester's foundings as a Roman fortress in around AD 68. The site includes Roman remains, the base of a 13th century tower and the Tudor 'horse-pool' where wagons and livestock were washed before market.

Tours of the Eastgate Viewing Chamber can be booked in person or over the phone at the Museum of Gloucester and through the Tourist Information Service. You can also book online at www.gloucesterticketshop.co.uk.

A large section of the Eastgate Viewing Chamber can be viewed through the glass panels in the floor outside Boots on Eastgate Street 365 days a year.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Talking Post with 3D + Braille at street level.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Key Features

  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - The nearest car park is the Mall Eastgate Street.

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

Eastgate Viewing Chamber

Type:Historic Site

Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PU
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Opening Times

Eastgate Chamber Tour (with a Roman Soldier) (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Wednesday15:00 - 15:45
Eastgate Chamber Tour (with a Medieval Mercenary) (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Saturday15:00 - 15:45
Civic Trust Tours: Eastgate Chamber Tours (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Friday11:00 - 11:45

* * A large section of the Eastgate Viewing Chamber can be viewed through the glass panels in the floor outside Boots on Eastgate Street 365 days a year.

The Eastgate Chamber is open for tours on various dates all year round. Tours of the Eastgate Viewing Chamber can be booked in person or over the phone at the Museum of Gloucester. You can also book online at www.gloucesterticketshop.co.uk.

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