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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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BBC ANTIQUES SERIES FLOG IT COMES TO GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

 

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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CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN AT LOCAL CASTLE

 

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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CASTLE GOES BACK IN TIME FOR MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS

 

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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Roman remains return to Tewkesbury Museum

 

Posted at 11:54 on 27/11/2013

 

 

Ancient artefacts from Tewkesbury, which have been kept in a council store room for years, will soon be on public display at Tewkesbury Museum.  ...

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Upcoming Events View more

Essex House Press types; C. R. Ashbee and his circle

 

Dates: Fri 21 March - Sun 8 June

 

 

Fri 21 March – Sun 8 JuneEssex House Press types; C R Ashbee and his circle.

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Following a Thread

 

Dates: April 8th - April 27th, 2014

 

 

A riot of colour provided by members of the Midlands Textile Forum.

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Book Binding

 

Dates: April 15th - May 18th, 2014

 

 

A display of nature-inspired book bindings.

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Heritage Mainline Diesel Days

 

Dates: Saturdays Apr 26, May 3,17,31, June 7, July 5, 19, Aug 2,30, Sept 27

 

 

Ride behind a mainline diesel locomotive

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Royal Forester Dining Train

 

Dates: March 30th, April 27th, May 18th, June 1st &15th, July 6th, Aug 3rd & 24th, Sept 21st, Oct 12th & 26th

 

 

Royal Forester Dining Train

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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