Our education offer is back in 2024

The Gloucester History Festival is back next year with its education offer which comprises of bulk booking discounts for education groups as well as a free ticket scheme for secondary schools, university students and teachers which applies to particular talks only.

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

The History of Gloucester for Primary Schools

In 2024 the Gloucester History Festival is commissioning an exciting new film, aimed at Gloucester primary school students, exploring the history of the City.

Check back for more details soon or email

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 for particular talks and the details will be announced in 2024.

We also have special discounted tickets for teachers, university students and schools available for the Blackfriars Talks. To bring a school or university group to the Festival or to find out more about the schools offer please contact

For a flavour of the 2023 Education Offer, explore these past events:

  1. From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter with Gary Younge on 10 Sept
  2. Black Portraits across the Centuries with Peter Brathwaite on 11 Sept
  3. In Search of Mary Seacole with Helen Rappaport on 14 Sept  
  4. The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho with Paterson Joseph on 17 September


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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