Cirencester Civic Society

The Society has been responsible for organising this event in Cirencester for the past twenty years. Each year we try to find some new events and buildings which enable residents and visitors to learn more about the heritage of the town.

New for 2019 was a talk on Friday 13th September about John Coxwell a wealthy wool merchant in the 16th Century. On Saturday 14th  September The Weavers Hall in Thomas Street-the oldest continuously occupied dwelling in Cirencester opened its doors from 10.30 to 12noon- restricted access. The Friends Meeting House also in Thomas Street  displayed a range of historic furniture and a local expert Dr. Bill Cotton was there to describe the items. The Mansion Gates were open and the Town Band played outside from 11.00-12 noon on Saturday 14th September. A new walk to explore some of the historic landscape in Cirencester Park took place on Saturday as did a Civil War walk. On Sunday 15th a walk around town describing some of the historic pubs started at 11.00. and a new walk around Victorian Cirencester started at 11.30.

 A schedule of events can be viewed on the documents page of this website- go to Our Society/Documents page 

Full details were available on the national website:- and on this website :- documents page.

In 2019 over 2000 people visited the numerous places which opened their doors. The record was for the Corinium Museum on Sunday afternoon when 253 people visited -probably because it was free!!