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…)


  • June 22, 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…)


  • June 30, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Discover beautiful carved memorials, their symbolic meanings 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. Arnos Vale has over 50,000 graves, two dozen listed structures and a number of contemporary memorial sculptures on display in 45 acres of (more…)


  • July 1, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ever wondered what the names of the beautiful summer flowers in Arnos Vale are?  Then join Ecologist Mary who will take you on a journey around  the amazing summers flowers that bloom in Arnos Vale. Arnos Vale Cemetery is a Site of Nature Conservation Interest and has been a beauty spot since the Georgian Period.  The (more…)


  • July 7, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Happy 70th Birthday NHS! Find out how medicine has changed and improved. Learn about Victorian medicine and how it transformed Bristol and the world. 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 live. In (more…)


  • July 13, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our after hours tour on FRIDAY the 13th 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 (more…)


  • July 20, 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…)


  • July 20, 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…)


  • July 21, 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…)