It’s been a long ol’ road but I’m pleased to announce Gloucester Folk Museum is set to reopen, under the management of Gloucester Civic Trust. Now called The Folk of Gloucester, it will once again be throwing open its doors to welcome visitors from Saturday 22nd May. 

The museum will be an events, education and exhibitions space, and I’m thrilled that a building of such importance to our city will once again be filled with people (COVID-19 permitting, of course). New additions include a permanent exhibition to honour the 1643 Siege of Gloucester and, for the first time in generations, people will be able to see the wheelwright’s, cobbler’s, and carpenter’s workshops. 

You might remember the 500-year-old building closed its doors at the end of 2018 after the council agreed to transfer the ownership to Gloucester Historic Buildings / Gloucester Civic Trust. Entry remains free and you can tell me all about your visit by emailing

Image credit: Gloucestershire Live