Gloucester History Festival
Gloucester is well renowned for its rich history, heritage and culture. Each year in September, the city comes together for a two-week long festival which celebrates not only local but international history. This encompasses a wide programme of talks, workshops, performances and tours of historic buildings which are often closed to the general public.
Some of these events are even free of charge, and the aim of the festival is to engage all members of the local community, as well as visitors, in the fascinating subject of history. These events take place in a variety of locations across Gloucester, and really allow the visitor or even local to get to know the city on a more personal level.
All information on tickets, pricing, wheelchair access and more can be found for each event on this website. Browse all our events now to find your favorites and book tickets before they're all gone!
The image is based on the famous England’s Glory matchbox cover originally produced by the Moreland Match company. It was chosen as 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the founding of S.J. Moreland and Sons match factory in Gloucester and also as a celebration of Gloucester’s industrial heritage and innovation. Moreland’s English Glory signage can still be seen on what was the factory building in Morelands Trading Estate on Bristol Road, Gloucester.