Tours


  • Every Sat at 1.30pm
    March 3, 2018 - November 10, 2018
    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. 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, show you some interesting or unusual symbols (more…)


  • August 17, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our After Hours tour. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond the grave. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night. Places on (more…)


  • August 19, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a fascinating Women’sWork100 film screening and tour . See 3 short films from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, that have been remastered for the 100th anniversary of WW1. Following the films, enjoy a fascinating tour  of Arnos Vale Cemetery with our expert guide, and discover the real life stories in (more…)


  • September 8, 2018
    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…)


  • September 13, 2018
    7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Embark on a nocturnal adventure, in search of the bats that call Arnos Vale home. Led by a local Bat expert using detection equipment, expertise and a few tricks up their sleeve, you’ll visit the best bat-spotting locations in the cemetery as a variety of native bat species come out to feed at dusk. Learn (more…)


  • September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are delighted to get involved in Doors Open Day again this year. 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 what people love about Arnos Vale (more…)


  • September 21, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 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 21, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 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. From man-made deaths like a fatal stabbing, to diseases of the past such as Cholera and Smallpox we will share some stories, drop some knowledge and open your mind to the ways (more…)


  • September 22, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A wide-reaching tour exploring the 45-acres of cemetery grounds. More walk than talk, this wide-ranging tour explores the full extent of grounds of Arnos Vale Cemetery, from the 1830s cemetery’s boundaries to later expanded areas of burial ground in the 1860s and 1890s. The route includes steep slopes and steps for a healthy workout, with (more…)


  • September 28, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our after hours tour. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond the grave. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night. Places on (more…)