St Michael's Tower

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St Michael’s Tower stands on the highest part of the city of Gloucester where the four main streets cross. Some 25 metres in height it was built in the footprint of the nave of a previous church dedicated to St Michael the Archangel. It was built c.1465 and has been a familiar sight to Gloucestrians for nearly 550 years, throughout the reigns of 23 kings and queens.

St. Michael's Tower has recently been renovated and is now ‘A tower of learning’ – a place where the community and visitors can learn about Gloucester’s rich past, while recording today’s history for future generations to enjoy.

Whats on in the Tower?
There are audio trails where you explore the heritage of the City at your own pace, heritage films where you can watch personal accounts and memories on film, exhibitions where they are various displays throughout the year and you can also hire rooms which are have first class facilities.

St. Michael's Tower is now closed for the winter with regard to heritage information/events. From the 20th October - 20th December St. Michael's Tower will be manned by volunteers selling charity Christmas cards.


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  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Open All Year
  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Map & Directions

St Michael's Tower


Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2DH
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Tel+44 (0)1452 526955

Opening Times

* The Tower is open to the public between March and September. Guided City Centre tours leave daily (Monday - Saturday) during this time at 11 am.

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This website was funded by Gloucester City Council and Gloucester Culture Trust through the Arts Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund, Great Place Scheme

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