Spring Weekend 2024

12th – 14th April 2024

The Festival is back in the Spring with twenty compelling new events celebrating the best in the world of history.

Autumn Festival 2024

7th – 22nd September 2024

Thank you to all our speakers including David Olusoga, David Owen, Susie Dent, Natalie Haynes, Michael Wood, James Naughtie, Tom Holland, Paterson Joseph, Gary Younge, Tracy Borman, Janina Ramirez, Cat Jarman, Former Prime Minister Theresa May and many more who made the 2023 Autumn Festival our most popular festival yet!

We’re back in 2024 with an even more exciting programme from 7 – 22 September with over 200 events from over 100 of Britain’s top speakers at the iconic Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester.

King’s Talks 2024

The Festival’s popular year round programme continues over the winter.

We are Proud to work in close partnership with other Gloucester heritage organisations: Gloucester Day, Heritage Open Days and Voices Gloucester.

Explore Gloucester History Festival

Explore Our Partners

 Find out more about Heritage Open Days and Voices Gloucester


Explore Gloucester

Use our virtual maps to discover hidden the gems of the City, Barton and Tredworth

Watch Past Events

Enjoy events from previous festivals


2023 Events

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fri20oct6:00 pmfri7:00 pmWindrush 75: Welcome to GloucesterCarlton Green, Bernard Westcarr and Gail Johnson

sat21oct6:30 pmsat7:30 pmThe Secrets of Stonehenge: The Stones Through the CenturiesJulian Richards

History Festival Gallery

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