Our education offer is back in 2024

The Gloucester History Festival is back this year with its education offer which comprises of group booking discounts for education groups as well as a free ticket scheme for secondary schools, university students and teachers.

These offers will run at both the Spring Weekend from 12-14 April 2024 and the Autumn Festival in September.

Special discounted tickets for schools and teachers at the Gloucester History Festival!

We have free tickets available for school groups, university students and teachers (teachers can book a free ticket as individuals or with a school group). The offer applies to the following four talks.

1.  Courting India: England, Mughal India And The Origins Of Empire with Nandini Das
– Friday 12th April 12 pm

2.  In The Footsteps Of Du Fu: China’s Greatest Poet with Michael Wood
– Friday 12th April 6 pm

3.  Never Had It So Good? Britain Since 1945 with Will Hutton & David Kynaston
– Sunday 14th April 6 pm

4.  Charles I: From Glory To Gloucester with Mark Turnbull
– Sunday 14th April 7:30 pm

History Afternoon for Schools: Friday 20 September 2024

The Festival launches its first History Afternoon for Schools held at the Kings’ School Gloucester on Friday 20th September. Speakers are likely to include Robert Service on 20th century Russia, Miranda Kaufman author of Black Tudors, Janina Ramirez exploring Hidden Women in History and The History Corridor’s Shalina Patel. History Afternoon events are suitable for Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students.

To book event tickets for schools or find out more about our free ticket scheme please contact:

Free ticket offer subject to availability 


Aethelflaed Education Pack

Aimed at upper KS2, the Aethelflaed Education Pack includes resources and activities all about Gloucester’s Anglo-Saxon Warrior Queen.  Written by local teacher, Alyson Meredith, and illustrated by Kate Sheppard, the pack was created in 2018 as part of a city-wide programme to celebrate the life of this influential but often overlooked female leader 1,110 years after her death.  If you would like to request a hard-copy, please email

Gloucester’s heritage and cultural education brochure

This brochure summarises educational resources and opportunities all within 10 minutes walking distance within Gloucester City Centre.  It was launched during the 2019 History Festival, and resulted from a collaboration between Gloucester Culture Trust and Gloucester Heritage Forum.  We look forward to welcoming  you to Gloucester.

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