Gloucester History Festival & HODs 2020

10th Anniversary Gloucester History Festival

Saturday 5 to Sunday 20 September

Gloucester History Festival is heading online this year with a full and exciting programme of City Voices and Blackfriars Talks.

The theme this year is Voyagers and Visionaries marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage to America in September 1620. Telling stories of discovery, migration and identity we explore reveal how journey’s near and far have shaped our past.

See below for Cathedral events.

Full information about all events is available at

25th Anniversary Heritage Open Days at Gloucester Cathedral

Friday 11 to Monday 14 September

Opening Times: 10.00am to 5.00pm (Monday - Saturday), 12noon to 5.00pm (Sunday)

During Heritage Open Days 2020 come and discover 1000 years of history in one of Britain’s greatest buildings. Formerly the Abbey of St Peter with origins dating from 679, the current building was begun in the 1100’s. Visit highlights include the imposing pillars of the Norman Nave, the beautiful fan vaulted Cloister made famous around the world by appearing as Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films, the elaborate tomb of the murdered King Edward II and the magnificent medieval Great East Window which is the size of a tennis court! Whilst you’re here why not download the free Gloucester Cathedral app which allows you to explore the building and its stories using your own device, at your own pace.

While you're here, browse our lovely Gift Shop located inside the Cathedral Nave, it's full of beautiful and unique souvenirs to remind you of your visit and be sure to drop in at the Monk's Kitchen for a deliciously tasty treat.
You can also get up close and personal to the Hollywood style giant letters in Cathedral Green, part of the fantastic #ofearthandsky by Luke Jerram.
And don't miss the brilliant Rider Shafique photographic exhibition on display in the Cloisters, " We see Gloucester, (Do you see me)", do go and take a look.
We look forward to seeing you.

Entry by Donation.


City Voices

 Printable Version
Copying the Candlestick
Friday 11 September from 3.45pm onwards
Open Copying the Candlestick

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