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Tours > Gloucester > Places to Visit in the City of Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Places to Visit in the City of Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Detailed Listing of Places to Visit

Beatrix's Potter's House of the Tailor of Gloucester
Visit the original Tailor's House sketched by Beatrix Potter in her classic children's books. Step into its pages as tableau displays allow the tailor, his cat and the helpful mice to bring the story to life.

9 College Court, Gloucester
Tel: 01452-422856
Hours: Mon - Sat (All Year)
Adult Entry Fee

Blackfriars
Largely intact remains of a small Dominican priory church, converted into a Tudor Mansion at the dissolution. Rare scissor-brace roof. Owned and run by English Heritage.

Ladybellegate Street off Southgate Street and Blackfriars' Walk, Gloucester
Tel: 0117-9750700.
Hours: Access is restricted
Entry Fee

East Gate
Excavated remains of the Roman and Medieval East Gate into the City of Gloucester. Viewable through its protective cover at any Reasonable time.

Eastgate Street, Gloucester
Hours: Saturday (May to Sept. only) 10am - 4pm
Free Entry

Gloucester Cathedral
Stunning Norman and Perpendicular Cathedral dominating the City. If you don't go anywhere else, go here. Gems include the magnificent medieval east window, King Edward II's tomb and the glorious fan-vaulted cloisters.

Tower Tours Available
In the Close, Gloucester
Enquiries to the Chapter Office
17 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LR
Tel: 01452-528095
Open: Daily
Entry by Donation

Gloucester City Museum
& Art Gallery

The only place to learn about the early history and archaeology of Gloucester. Really excellent finds from the Roman, Saxon and Medieval City. Also paintings, clocks and furniture. Good hand-on displays.

Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1HP
Tel: 01452-524131
Fax: 01452-410898
Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am - 5pm
Sun. (July to Sept. only) 10am - 4pm
Non-Gloucester Resident Entry Fee

Gloucester Folk Museum
Housed largely in a splendid 16th century black and white building, this is the place to find out about the post-medieval History of Gloucester and life in the surrounding countryside. Includes a complete Victorian schoolroom, old shops and workshops.

99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester
Tel: 01452-526467
Fax: 01452-330495
Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am - 5pm
Sun. (July to Sept. only) 10am - 4pm
Non-Gloucester Resident Entry Fee.

Gloucester Prison Museum
Discover the history of prisons with special reference to Gloucester.

Barrack Square, Gloucester, GL1 2JN
Tel: 01452-529551
Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am - 4pm
(Easter Tuesday to the last Saturday in September)
Gloucester Transport Museum
Discover the development of transport through the Ages with this small but well-preserved collection of both horse-drawn and motorized vehicles.

Bearland, Gloucester
Tel: 01452-526467
Hours: Visible from the Road at Any Reasonable Time. Freely Accessible.

Guided Walks
Guided walks through the City, the Docks, Blackfriars Priory and the Cathedral for a small fee. Organised by the Gloucester Civic Trust are available throughout the Summer.

Tourist Information Centre
28 Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2DP
Tel: 01452-421188
No booking necessary. Entry Fee
Historic Gloucester Docks
This area, the most inland port in Britain, has recently been transformed into a major toursim and leisure development in the city: museums, shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, boat trips and special events throughout the year. The Lock warehouse houses five floors of the Gloucester Antiques Centre (Tel: 01452-529716), including Steve Bartrick Antique Prints and Maps

South-west of the City Centre where the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal meets the River Severn
Hours: Freely Accessible

Llanthony Secunda Priory
Visit the interesting ruins of this important medieval priory. Particularly notable are the outer gateway and the tithe barn, but unfortunately nothing remains of the church. Plays and Living History Events throughout the Summer. Owned by Gloucester City Council

Hempsted Road near Gloucester Docks, Gloucester
Open: Any Reasonable Time. Free Entry.

Museum of Advertising and Packaging
Take a nostalgic journey down Memory Lane through the fascinating Robert Opie Collection of Advertising and Packaging Products.

Albert Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EH
Tel: 01452-302309
Open: Every day (Mar. - Sept.) 10am - 6pm
Tuesday to Sunday (Oct. - Feb.) 10am - 5pm. Closed Christmas & Boxing Day
Entry Fee

National Waterways Museum
Journey through the canals and waterways of Britain with three floors of hands-on displays. Boat Trips also available.

Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EH
Tel: 01452-318054
Fax: 01452-318066
E-Mail: paul@nwm.u-net.com
Open: Every day (except Christmas) 10am - 5pm (last admission 4 pm)
Entry Fee.

St. Oswald's Priory
Ruins of the north arcade of the nave of a Saxon and Medieval Priory of Augustinian Canons.

Off Archdeacon Street, Gloucester
Open: Any Reasonable Time. Freely Accessible

Soldiers of Gloucestershire
The award-winning museum that tells the story of the lives, travels and service of soldiers from the county through pictures, objects, tableaux, sites and sounds.

Custom House, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester
Tel: 01452-522682
Open: Tues. - Sun. & Mon. (Bank Holidays & June - Sept. only) 10am - 5pm
Entry Fee.