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1940’s Vintage Garden Party!

1940’s Vintage Garden Party!

Memories of Ashchurch are holding a garden party on 22nd July 2017 at the Town Hall. We are looking for people to have stalls at this event. See more . . .

Exciting Activity Days For Kids!

Exciting activity days for kids!

A White Queen moment! . . . We have a very special Mouse Hunt for children of all ages with a prize for anyone who finds all the mice hiding in the Museum. See more . . .

Opening Hours

Our ‘core’ opening hours are:

Summer (March – September inclusive)
11.00am – 4.00pm (Saturday and Sunday)
1:00pm – 4.00pm (Weekdays)

Winter (October – February inclusive)
11.00am – 3.00pm (Saturday, Sunday & Monday only)

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You are welcome to spend time in the wonderful unspoiled seventeenth century building that is Tewkesbury Museum. Discover Tewkesbury’s rich and diverse history through a collection which ranges from Roman remains through to wartime austerity. Learn about notable Tewkesbury people like Antarctic explorer Raymond Priestley. Study the magnificent diorama of the Battle of Tewkesbury and the unique fairground model.

museum-building-small-IMG_2060The building itself is a time capsule. Restored by Abbey restorer Thomas Collins in the nineteenth century and donated to the town as a Museum by an ‘anonymous gentleman’ in the twentieth, it is unique, full of original features, eclectic and eccentric.

The Museum is very child-friendly, with activities to keep them absorbed for hours. Because of its age the building is not disabled-friendly, though the staff are and will do everything they can to help.

As a small independent museum we offer local knowledge, local research and a fascinating glimpse into times gone by.

We’re often open outside our core hours; it’s worth a look to see if we are open.

We also do our best to open for individuals or groups outside these hours, by special arrangement.

Allow at least an hour for a visit

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Memories of Ashchurch's event is next Saturday (22nd July.) There is a limited number of stalls still available, if you would like one please send us a private message. We look forward to seeing all of our lovely friends, volunteers and supporters there. ... See MoreSee Less

Memories of Ashchurch are holding a garden party on 22nd July 2017 at the Tewkesbury Town Hall. We are looking for people to have stalls at this event, if you are interested please contact us via this...

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We are at the abbey fete today. Come down and say hi and look at our exhibitions. ... See MoreSee Less

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Just one of our many objects......can you guess what it is a part of ? ... See MoreSee Less

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Museums are keepers of your memories. Some of those memories are in the form of objects, which need looking after. Our aim as museum professionals is to make sure that your memories are kept for as long as possible. This cannot be done by just anybody. there are a lot of things to be taken into consideration i.e. Materials, Temperature, Humidity Handling, Insect infestation, degradation, storage etc the list is endless. Replacing museum professionals with non qualified "Managers" Puts your memories at risk. Its like a form of Dementia, you cant get those memories back if they are not looked after properly.

The following is part of an email we received about Gloucester Museums:

'Colleagues may be saddened to hear the fairly strong rumour that Gloucester City Council may be about to remove its professionally qualified museum staff in favour of a ‘Cultural Director’, visitor assistants and their team leader, two officers with the emphasis on community engagement but covering education as well and two marketing officers. I believe that the Guildhall and events may be affected by these changes as well. With one of the country’s best provincial collections which is under-appreciated and undersold (an unfortunate turn of phrase given what is perhaps being suggested for the fine and applied arts collection). Gloucester needs curatorial expertise.'
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Is this your bracelet? It was found in the museum. Please contact us if it is yours so you can collect it. Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

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