Tours


  • June 22, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • June 29, 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…)


  • June 23, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 6, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 23, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 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…)


  • June 28, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This day long course will support individuals and organisations who wish to improve habitats and make burial spaces more receptive to wildlife. Cemeteries and graveyards are often vital green spaces in highly urbanised places that provide shelter and food to a wild variety of native species and winged visitors. This course is set in beautiful (more…)


  • June 28, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • July 5, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • July 6, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • July 14, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 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…)


  • June 28, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • July 5, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • July 6, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • July 27, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • July 5, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • July 28, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:30 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…)


  • July 27, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about Victorian medicine and how it transformed Bristol and the world. Discover horrors and triumphs of 19th and 20th century medicine through this fascinating tour. From fresh water to forensics, childhood disease to Cholera, the discoveries of medical professionals saved many lives and along the way made Bristol one of the healthiest places to (more…)


  • October 19, 2019
    7:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Come join us for the third annual ‘Bats Ball’; a celebration of all things Gothic. This year, we have two optional tours, ‘Morbid vs Macabre’ on offer, included in your ticket price. We’ll have added décor, ‘selfie spots’ and a little run of official merchandise! Also, at long last, the cemetery gods have spoken and (more…)