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A flicker of history on Folk museums candle-lit tours

By kiejo  |  Posted: November 20, 2013

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Join Gloucester City Council's museum curator, Sarah Orton, for a magical candle lit tour of the city's magnificent Folk Museum Building during November.

 

On the 29th and 30th of November visitors to the Folk Museum in Westgate Street, Gloucester will get a unique view of the fabulous Grade 1* Listed building with three candle lit tours running on each day.

 

The Tudor timber-framed building, currently run by Gloucester City Council has been home to many during its interesting history.

 

It is thought that the museum, currently devoted to the social history of Gloucester, is housed in two of the oldest buildings in the city, at 99–103 Westgate Street.

 

During the tour visitors will discover how the original timber frame of the building was put together and the secrets to why it still stands today. The gruesome story of Bishop Hooper's execution will also be revealed, along with the more pleasant everyday side to Gloucester's fantastic history.

 

Tours will run at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm on each day. Tickets are priced at £8 Adults, £5 Concessions (Over 60's) with under 5's Free and can be booked online at www.gloucestermuseums.co.uk or by phoning the Guildhall Box office on (01452) 503050.

 

Please note: there is limited access to the upper floors of the Folk Museum due to the nature of the building; those with mobility problems may find this challenging.

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