Tours


  • August 18, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 22, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you ready to meet your makers? The makers of Bristol, that is. Meet some of the celebrated Bristolians, familiar and anonymous, who helped make our city famous. From railways to reform, manufacture to mining, prisons to philanthropy, business to blitz, we introduce some of those Makers of Bristol from the past two centuries. From (more…)


  • Morbid Curiosity Tour 23/08
    August 23, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Morbid Curiosity Tour 24/08
    August 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Morbid Curiosity Tour 30/08
    August 30, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you ever walked around a cemetery or graveyard and thought ‘I wonder how they died?’ Well now’s your chance to find out. Hear about drownings and hangings, murder and unfortunate accidents, a ‘crinoline death’, diseases of the past such as cholera and smallpox, childbirth complications and fatal childhood diseases. We will share some stories, (more…)


  • MMM tour 23/08
    August 23, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • MMM tour 24/08
    August 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • MMM tour 30/08
    August 30, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Uncover some of the more unusual and outrageous stories ‘buried’ in Arnos Vale on our Murder, Mayhem and Mystery Tour. Our expert guide will share stories of murder, rioting, adultery and more. You will visit beautiful memorials in our amazing listed landscape and hear terrible tales and sinister stories.  Warning; these stories are not for (more…)


  • Wonderful Women's Tour 24/07
    August 24, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Arnos Vale Cemetery is the place of remembrance for an estimated 150,000 women and girls from Bristol’s history but the lives of women in times past often elude the historic record. Where historical evidence can be found, the lives they led and the contributions they made to society make for compelling stories. At Arnos Vale (more…)


  • 24th August
    August 24, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Come and join our expert guide for an informal Saturday afternoon ramble around our lovely cemetery at 1.30pm every Saturday from 9th March until November 30th 2019. This tour will vary from week to week depending on the weather and what you would like to see. The guide will tell you about the cemetery’s history, (more…)


  • September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are delighted to get involved in Doors Open Day again this year and there is lots going on. All our buildings will be open for visitors. There will also be an art exhibition available to view on Saturday and Sunday in the Anglican Chapel called ‘Our Arnos Vale’.  The pieces on display will show (more…)


  • Morbid Curiosity Tour 14/09
    September 14, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Morbid Curiosty Tour 21/09
    September 21, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Morbid Curiosty Tour 27/09
    September 27, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you ever walked around a cemetery or graveyard and thought ‘I wonder how they died?’.  Well now’s your chance to find out. Hear about drownings and hangings, murder and unfortunate accidents, a ‘crinoline death’, diseases of the past such as cholera and smallpox, childbirth complications and fatal childhood diseases. We will share some stories, (more…)


  • MMM Tour 14/09
    September 14, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • MMM tour 21/09
    September 21, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • MMM tour 27/09
    September 27, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Uncover some of the more unusual and outrageous stories ‘buried’ in Arnos Vale on our Murder, Mayhem and Mystery Tour. Our expert guide will share stories of murder, rioting, adultery and more. You will visit beautiful memorials in our amazing listed landscape and hear terrible tales and sinister stories.  Warning; these stories are not for (more…)


  • September 29, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of the life and work of Raja Ram Mohan Roy who is regarded as one of the Fathers of Modern Indian. About Rajah Rammohun Roy  Rajah Rammohun Roy (1772-1833) was an individual of truly global stature, and is buried at Arnos Vale. An extremely influential religious and political thinker, he coined (more…)


  • October 18, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We are delighted to be collaborating with Bristol Literature Festival to bring you our popular Wonderful Women Tour. Arnos Vale Cemetery is the place of remembrance for an estimated 150,000 women and girls from Bristol’s history and this tour aims to tell some of their stories. The lives of women in times past often elude (more…)