Summer Visits

Activity Description

Each year we run a series of visits to sites of interest for members. These include guided tours of historic towns and villages, museum visits and tours of archaeological excavations. Some of these are free of charge whilst others are paid-for events.

Recent visits included: a guided tour of Winchcombe by David Aldred, a walk around Uley, a behind the scenes tour of The Folk of Gloucester museum, a tour of Littledean Roman temple and visits to the Archaeoscan excavations at Guiting Power and Slimbridge.

Summer 2024 programme


St John the Baptist Church, Cirencester. 11th May 2024 at 2pm

This will be a guided visit to one of the largest parish churches in England, with history dating back over a thousand years. The church is in the market square of the historic town of Cirencester, home to the Corinium museum. The tour costs £5. In order to ensure there are sufficient guides available please let Mike Milward know by 1 May if you plan to attend. His email is

We will be meeting in Cirencester by the church 1.45pm


Summer visit to Avalon Archaeology and Wells.
8th June 2024
I am pleased to announce that for the first time since the pandemic, GlosArch is running a full day visit by coach to a some places of archaeological interest.
The trip will take us to Avalon Archaeology on the Somerset Levels, which was Highly Commended at the recent CBA Archaeological Achievement Awards. We will travel by coach from Cheltenham to Avalon Archaeology where we will have a guided tour of the site and the option to visit the Bronze Age Sweet Track.
In the afternoon we will move on to Wells where we can explore the Cathedral, Museum and Bishop’s Palace or just enjoy walking around the City.
The cost of the trip is £42.50 which includes the coach and the guided tour of Avalon Archaeology. Admission to the attractions in Wells is extra and payable on the day to the venues.
The coach will leave Cheltenham Racecourse Park and Ride at 0815 and will also pick up at Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester at 0840.
The trip is dependent on a minimum number of 20 participants.
To sign up for a place, please email Mike Milward at
Other evening visits are being planned for the Summer months. Details will follow in due course.
If you would like to lead an evening walk around places of historic or archaeological interest in your home village or local area please contact Mike at the email address above. He is always open to suggestions.