Tours


  • May 24, 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…)


  • May 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 7, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 28, 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…)


  • May 25, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

From underage conscripts to the war at home, this tour reveals the individual stories and sacrifices of wartime visiting War memorials and family graves across the cemetery. A century on from the WW1 Armistice, we visit some of the graves of service personnel and civilians from both World Wars at rest in Arnos Vale. Discover Arnos (more…)


  • June 22, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • May 25, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • June 1, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • June 8, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • June 15, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • 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…)


  • May 26, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Witness Nature’s musical marvel of birdsong  The cemetery is a haven for bird-life and this walk promises a unique aural experience hearing the gorgeous songs of resident and migrant bird species, with tips on their identification led by ecologist Mary Wood. This is an all-weather event. Arnos Vale Cemetery is a Site of Conservation Interest (more…)


  • June 2, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Discover beautiful carved memorials, their symbolic meanings, the stories of those remembered in the landscape and the stone-carvers behind them. The Victorian era saw a flowering of memorial art, with a range of different symbols and styles carved in stone which communicated hidden meanings and messages. Arnos Vale has over 50,000 graves, two dozen listed (more…)


  • June 7, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 28, 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 9, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the beautiful architecture, amazing graves and hear stories of Bristol’s past and people in our physically accessible Ceremonial Way Tour. Learn fascinating facts about Arnos Vale and enjoyed the beautiful landscape and views on this carefully designed tour. This tour is on the flat and has rest points on the way round and is (more…)


  • 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…)