Welcome to the Gloucester History Festival!

Now in its 12th year, Gloucester History Festival attracts tourists from across the country to Gloucester for a week long programme of talks and experiences. Renowned speakers and national and international historians come together to deliver an exciting array of live events in the iconic Blackfriars Priory.

Away from the live festival, history enthusiasts can watch digital recordings and events connected to previous festivals as our growing online archive continues to attract audiences from across the globe who can watch on demand.

Gloucester History Festival is proud to work closely with its partners – Gloucester Civic Trust who enable the public to access some of the City’s most treasured buildings as part of the Heritage Open Days festival; City Voices who work closely with the City’s communities to understand their heritage today; and Gloucester Day, the team behind the much loved Celebration Day that celebrates all things traditionally Gloucester.

We invite you to join us from 3 – 18 September 2022 at Gloucester Blackfriars for a fantastic programme of new live talks and events.

You can also experience all the best moments of our past festivals throughout the year by accessing our online library of recorded digital events from previous years.

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

Explore Gloucester History Festival

Explore Our Partners

Find out more about Heritage Open Days and City Voices


Explore Gloucester

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

Festival Archive

Enjoy events from previous festivals


History Festival Gallery

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