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When is Kelmscott Manor Open?


Posted at 04:06 on 19/06/2014



We've made an error in our leaflet - Whoops!  Kelmscott Manor is open on Weds & Sat ONLY, not Weds to Sat as it says in our leaflet. 

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Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum reopens.


Posted at 11:58 on 23/04/2014



After being closed for 5 months for a half million pound refurbishment, made possible by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the museum has reopened to the...

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Room On The Broom Takes Off at Dean Heritage Centre


Posted at 03:42 on 23/04/2014



The Dean Heritage Centre (DHC), in the Forest of Dean, is delighted to announce the launch off its brand new Room on the Broom interactive woodland...

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Posted at 03:33 on 23/04/2014



The popular BBC One antiques programme Flog It presented by Paul Martin, is coming to Gloucester on Thursday 22nd May 2014.   Flog It – the...

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Posted at 03:19 on 23/04/2014



Roll up, roll up, a colourful circus is starting its summer tour at local landmark Sudeley Castle & Gardens.   The historic castle is hosting...

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Posted at 03:08 on 23/04/2014



A local castle is set to go back in time to celebrate May Day in an exciting event for the bank holiday weekend.   On 5th May Sudeley Castle...

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Special Art Retrospective Offers New Point of View


Posted at 04:57 on 27/03/2014



From Saturday 29th March until Sunday 22nd June 2014 the Dean Heritage Centre (DHC) will be hosting a special exhibition by one of their very own...

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King To Return to Castle


Posted at 04:50 on 27/03/2014



King Richard III will be returning to Sudeley Castle & Gardens in the Cotswolds this April following news that the castle is just one of seven...

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An Invitation for Mothering Sunday


Posted at 04:42 on 27/03/2014



A special service will be held at Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday 30 March at 10.15am in celebration of Mothering Sunday.

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Special Christmas Prices at Dean Heritage Centre


Posted at 04:16 on 17/12/2013



Get a little extra for your money at Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean, this Christmas. 

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Upcoming Events View more

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition


Dates: 13th Jan - 15th Mar 2015



Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, 100 stunning images from 42,000 entries!

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Dare to Dabble Art Workshops for the absolute beginner!


Dates: 14th January - 15th December 2015



Ever fancied yourself as a starving artist? Well here’s your chance to Dare to Dabble!  ...

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Arts and Crafts Metalwork


Dates: 17th January - 29th March 2015



An exhibition of Arts and Crafts metalwork by the Chipping Campden Guild of Handicraft and others at...

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Steam Service


Dates: March 1,8,15,22,29 April 1,8,26, May 10,27,31 2015



Standard Steam Service

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Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration


Dates: March 3rd - 15th 2015



Botanical art created by local Gloucestershire artists on display at Nature in Art.

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Welcome to Gloucestershire Revealed and all we have to offer


Gloucestershire sits in the South West of England, and encompasses part of the Cotswolds and the River Severn and all of the ancient Forest of Dean. 


Our county town is Gloucester and it would appear, according to Plantlife, that our county flower is the wild daffodil (who knew?).


In the 10th century, our historic county was mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, with Winchcombe and the Forest added in the 11th, alongside the ‘small town’ of Bristol…which seems to have grown and slipped through our fingers!



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Whatever you look for in a day out, you can be sure to find it in Gloucestershire - from exciting events and interesting artefacts in museums large and small, to beautiful buildings and amazing galleries.


Our county is full of surpising places to visit and we hope that this website will help you find your way around, especially if you are planning a day out and want to see as much as possible.


Whether you like a fine cafe with a museum attached, or open spaces where little ones can run free, you will find the museums for you here.


Search by area to make the most of your visit.


image taken at Dr Jenner's House

photographer: Hamish Gill