If only walls could talk! Tours of the Folk of Gloucester


Tours of the Folk are currently suspended while important restoration work is carried out on the buildings.

They will be starting again later in 2022.

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Be one of the first to explore this building which was closed for several years!

Walk on the squeaky floorboards and smell the history!

Gloucester Civic Trust have taken over this amazing and unique row of three Tudor houses from the City Council and want to bring life back into the buildings and keep them safe for future generations.

Guided Tours are now available and tell the stories of the buildings themselves and the people who owned them or worked or lived in them during the last 600 years. The Tour Guides will be dressed in costume, representing a real person connected to the building.

Find out why someone was hiding in the loft of the coal house, or who received special dispensation from the Privy council in the sixteenth century.

Hear the story about Bishop Hooper and the room he is reputed to have stayed in the night before he was burnt at the Stake in 1555.

Who owned and lived in these buildings during the Civil War and the Siege of Gloucester in 1643?

Who set up the largest pin making factory in Gloucester here in the 18th Century and exhibited their state-of-the-art machinery in the Great Exhibition in 19th Century?

Who was the very last baby to be born here in 20th Century?
And –
Where was the Witch’s bottle found?

All these questions will be answered during the Tour.

You will also hear about our plans for the future of the buildings which will no longer be a museum but an exhibition and events space and a centre for the local community.

  • Tours usually run every Saturday at 11am but are currently suspended.
  • The tour takes about 90 minutes.  There is a limit of 10 people on each tour.  
  • Access to the first and second floors is via staircases.  There is no lift access.  This means the tour is unsuitable for pushchairs, users of wheelchairs and those with limited mobility.