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Gloucester History Festival & HOD's

Gloucester History Festival and Heritage Open Days 2018

Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 September 9.00am – 6.00pm

Gloucester Cathedral

Formerly the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter, founded in the 11th century, the Cathedral features Norman pillars in the nave, the elaborate tomb of Edward II, exquisite 14th century fan vaulting, the 15th century tower and the magnificent Great East Window.

Our activities and events listed below bring this remarkable and sacred place to life for all. 

To see all the events taking place in the City click here

Admission to the Cathedral is free and on Heritage Open Days we are delighted to offer additional free activities to visitors.

     


Model Funfair Exhibition
Saturday 1 September 10.00am - 5.00pm
Open 'Model Funfair Exhibition'

Special Interest Talk: Stained Glass
Monday 3 September 12noon
Open 'Special Interest Talk: Stained Glass'

Special Interest Talk: Music
Friday 7 September 12noon
Open 'Special Interest Talk: Music '

Invisible History Mystery Trail
Saturday 8 September 11.00am – 3.00pm
Open 'Invisible History Mystery Trail'

Meet the Stonemasons on Cathedral Green
Monday 10 September 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Open 'Meet the Stonemasons on Cathedral Green'

Special Interest Tour: Lives and Monuments - Women in the Cathedral
Tuesday 11 September 12noon
Open 'Special Interest Tour: Lives and Monuments - Women in the Cathedral'

Special Interest Tour: Architecture - Building in the 1300s
Wednesday 12 September 12noon
Open 'Special Interest Tour: Architecture - Building in the 1300s'

Parliament Rooms
Thursday 13 September 12noon – 2.00pm
Open 'Parliament Rooms'

Special Interest Talk: Royal Connections at Gloucester Cathedral
Thursday 13 September 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Open 'Special Interest Talk: Royal Connections at Gloucester Cathedral'

Ask the Archivist & Calligraphy Demonstration
Friday 14 September 11.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Open 'Ask the Archivist & Calligraphy Demonstration '

The Stonemasons Yard
Friday 14 September & Saturday 15 September 10.00am – 12noon & 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Open 'The Stonemasons Yard '

Tower Tours
Saturday 15 September 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Open 'Tower Tours'

Crypt Tours
Saturday 15 September 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Open 'Crypt Tours'

Cathedral Chimes and Bells
Sunday 16 September 1.15pm - 2.45pm
Open 'Cathedral Chimes and Bells '