Spring Weekend 2024

12th – 14th April 2024

Booking Now Open

Get your printed brochure now at the Museum of Gloucester, Waterstones shops and Tourist Information Centres across Gloucestershire

Autumn Festival 2024

7th – 22nd September 2024

Join us in September for a mouthwatering programme of over 200 events including more than 100 of Britain’s top speakers at the iconic Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester.

Max Hastings, Kate Mosse, Dan Jones, Alison Weir and Tracy Borman are just some of the world-class historians joining us this autumn.

King’s Talks 2024

Heralding the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival in May, discover 200 Years of Gloucester Docks with Tony Conder.

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

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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


2024 Events

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fri22mar6:00 pmfri7:00 pm200 Years of Gloucester Docks Histories & Stories from the PortTony Conder


thu11apr7:30 pmthu8:45 pmChris PackhamBack to Nature

fri12apr12:00 pmfri1:00 pmCourting India: England, Mughal India and the Origins of EmpireNandini Das

fri12apr2:00 pmfri3:00 pmJeremy BowenThe Making of the Modern Middle East

fri12apr4:00 pmfri5:00 pmNATO at 75: Does It Still Matter?Ben Wallace & General Sir Tim Radford

fri12apr6:00 pmfri7:15 pmMichael WoodIn the Footsteps of Du Fu: China’s Greatest Poet

fri12apr8:00 pmfri9:00 pmElizabeth I & Mary I: Princess, Prisoner, QueenNicola Tallis

sat13apr11:00 amsat12:00 pmPeter FrankopanThe Earth Transformed

sat13apr12:30 pmsat1:30 pmWhy Do the Middle Ages Matter?Ian Mortimer

sat13apr2:00 pmsat3:00 pmTudor to Stuart Elizabeth I to James INot Just the Tudors: Suzannah Lipscomb & Susan Doran

sat13apr4:00 pmsat5:00 pmSathnam SangheraEmpireworld

sat13apr6:00 pmsat7:00 pmWomen: Medieval to ModernJanina Ramirez, Stephen McGann & Estelle Paranque

sat13apr8:00 pmsat9:15 pmDom JolyThe Conspiracy Tourist

sun14apr10:30 amsun11:30 amThe Siege of GloucesterJon Eeles, Phil Moss & Mark Turnbull

sun14apr12:00 pmsun1:00 pmThe Princes in the TowerPhilippa Langley

sun14apr2:00 pmsun3:00 pmEastern Journeys: The Incense RouteJanina Ramirez

sun14apr4:00 pmsun5:00 pmUkraine: What’s Really Happening?Victor Sebestyen, Olesya Khromeychuk & Richard Graham

sun14apr6:00 pmsun7:00 pmNever Had It So Good? Britain Since 1945Will Hutton & David Kynaston

sun14apr7:30 pmsun8:30 pmCharles I: From Glory to GloucesterMark Turnbull

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