Welcome An historic Tudor building in Gloucester


Bishop Hooper’s House, 99-101 Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG

Discover Our Story


The Folk of Gloucester is a project situated within a 16th century Tudor
building with the City community at its heart. Honouring and learning about our past, by bringing people together
from the present, our aim is to keep the history of Gloucester city alive through the telling of stories.
Gloucester is a beautiful, vibrant and diverse city full of history and it is our intention that everyone in the local community will have the opportunity to be involved in The Folk of Gloucester. Through the display of objects, exhibitions, and delivery of programmes and events we will bring to life the stories of the people of the City of Gloucester from the Tudor period to the present day. We want every child within the
city and surrounding districts to visit The Folk to discover and rediscover their love for this historically important building and City.

In November 2019 The Gloucester Civic Trust agreed a licence to operate The Folk with Gloucester City Council. The Gloucester Civic Trust’s charitable purpose is to raise the public awareness and interest in the City, promote high standards of local planning and architecture and secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic interest in Gloucester. Under this arrangement we will now be able to programme regular community led events and begin formulating comprehensive plans for the future of the building and bring it back into use at the heart of our community.

The building has an excellent café where visitors can take a break including a delightful “Tudor” garden area when the weather suits.

Also on site are a pair of excellent, state of the art, meeting rooms, called the “EdShed”, which are available for hire.

If you’d like to help us with this amazing place, please considering donating or volunteering.

Come and see us What's on at the Folk

The Ed Shed Two Meeting rooms available to hire

Courtyard View

Courtyard View

Facilities Include

  • Wifi
  • Smart Board
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilet and lift
  • Flip chart
  • Fridge
  • Projector
  • Sink & Worktop
  • Tea and Coffee facilities
Tower View

Tower View

Room Layouts

  • Board Room
  • Cabaret Style
  • Classroom
  • Clear Space
  • U Shape
  • Horeshoe chairs only
  • Theatre

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