Eastgate Viewing Chamber
Tel: +44 (0)1452 396131
Fax: +44 (0)1452 410898
For the viewing chamber, normal admission prices to the museum apply. Entry into the viewing chamber should be reserved in advance, as demand is high.
This underground chamber reveals the remains of defences and the Eastgate of the city dating back to Gloucester's foundings as a Roman fortress in around AD 68. The site includes Roman remains, the base of a 13th century tower and the Tudor 'horse-pool' where wagons and livestock were washed before market.
Tours of the Eastgate viewing chamber can be booked throught the City Museum in Gloucester. The chamber itself can be viewed on Eastgate Street, opposite the pharmacy shop Boots.
- Groups Accepted
- No Smoking Attraction
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Talking Post with 3D + Braille at street level.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
Parking & Transport
- Car parking - The nearest car park is the Mall Eastgate Street.
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
- Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals
Map & Directions
From the North: Get off the M5 at Junction 11, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A40 (signposted Gloucester/Cirencester). At Elmbridge Court roundabout take the 4th exit (signposted Ross). At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A38 and then at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A430 (Kingsholm Road). At the traffic lights turn left onto Black Dog Way and follow the road (past the Train Station on your left and then Asda on your left). At the next set of traffic lights continue forward (Trier Way). At the next set of lights turn right into Park Road and at then turn right at the end of the road into Brunswick Road. The closest car park to Eastgate Viewing Chamber is the Mall car park which is just up on the left (signposted). From the car park, walk through the shopping centre and out on to Eastgate Street. Turn right and you will see Eastgate Viewing Chamber approximately 200 metres in front of you.
From the South: Get off the M5 at Junction 12, at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B4008. At the Cross Keys roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A38. At the next roundabout continue forward. At the traffic lights continue forward (stay in the left hand lane, signposted Ross) onto the A430, Secunda Way. Continue forward on this by pass until you come to a roundabout, stay in the right hand lane and take the 2nd exit (on to Hempstead Lane). At the traffic lights turn right onto St. Ann Way. Continue forward at the next 2 sets of lights and then continue forward at the cross road on to Trier Way. At the next cross road turn left in to Park Road and then turn right at the end of the road into Brunswick Road. The closest car park to Eastgate Viewing Chamber is the Mall car park which is just up on the left (signposted). From the car park, walk through the shopping centre and out on to Eastgate Street. Turn right and you will see Eastgate Viewing Chamber approximately 200 metres in front of you.
Public Transport Directions
If you arrive by Train, come out of the Train Station and cross Bruton Way and walk in to the Bus Station. Walk through the Bus Station and out on to Station Road. Continue forward in to Clarence Street. At the end of Clarence Street continue forward onto Brunswick Road (passing the Eastgate Viewing Chamber on your right). The entrance to the City Museum and Art Gallery is 100 metres walk on the right.
|Season (1 Feb 2017 - 30 Sept 2017)|
* The Eastgate Chamber is open for tours on most Saturdays between April and September. Tours must be prebooked through the Gloucester CIty Museum & Art Gallery.