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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

Planets Listening Trail


Dates: Friday 2 May until Sunday 12 October



Listen to Holst's Masterpiece The Planets, at seven sites across Cheltenham. From Mars in the Holst...

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PJ Crook’s Planets


Dates: 3rd May – 19th October 2014 Tuesday to Saturday 10 - 5.00 Sundays 1.30 - 5.00



To celebrate 100 Years of The Planets, Cheltenham-born artist PJ Crook has created seven individual...

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The Planets 1914 – 2014


Dates: Saturday 28th June – Sunday 12th October 2014 Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 - 5.00 Sunday 1.30 - 5.00



The Planets 1914 – 2014 Centenary Exhibition     Discover how Holst composed his...

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Robert Welch: Inspiration and Innovation


Dates: Sat 19 July - Sun 28 Sept



This exhibition will look at the inspiration and influences on Robert Welch, his relationship with...

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'WOW!' Natural History Exhibition


Dates: 19th July - 8th November, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm



The big summer exhibition at the City Museum will have saying WOW! See some fascinating natural...

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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