Welcome to Gloucester History Festival: building on the success of the annual Gloucester Day celebrations and the Heritage Open Days in recent years.

With over 2000 years of history, Gloucester is the perfect city in which to host a Festival dedicated to History. The fesstival programme is packed full of events to inspire and entertain you from thought-provoking talks to parades to flotillas and the third largest Heritage Open Days in the country.

History Week 2011 talksThe Festival Experience

Gloucester History Festival features over 100 events which will take place at various venues across the City including Gloucester Guildhall, The Docks, Gloucester Cathedral, City Museum to name just a few.

Blackfriars Priory

Most of the exciting History talks take place at the recently reopened Blackfriars Priory in Ladybellegate Street. An architectural gem, Blackfriars is the perfect setting in which to enjoy one (or all) of the fascinating talks on offer.


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