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Father Christmas is Coming

Father Christmas is Coming!

Come and visit Father Christmas on his annual visit to
Tewkesbury Museum @ the Town Hall
. . . more info

We Need You!

If you have some time to spare and would like to help us run the museum, please get in touch.

To find out more about trustees click here, to find out more about volunteering click here

Opening Hours


Tewkesbury Museum will be closed from Monday 18th September for extensive renovation work to our building . . . read more

During the Museum renovation, we will operate a pop-up museum in the Town Hall Council Chamber in the High Street.

The pop-up museum is open every day from midday until 3 p.m. except for Sunday which closes on the following days:
Sunday 3/12 and 17/12, thereafter every other Sunday, e.g. 14/1, 28/1, etc.

holly leaves Note, we’ll be closed for a Christmas break from Sunday 24/12 to Saturday 6/1 inclusive.

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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.

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


Access is difficult for visitors with mobility issues, for further access information click here

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3 days ago

Final event of the Autumn season, a bit of fun. We welcome back Patrick Furley with his Christmas Magic Lantern show. Featuring original slides, most over 100 year old, an authentic magic lantern and music from a horn gramophone. Slides, songs, recitals. And of course, tea and cake. And only £3 per person. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

He's still coming!!!It was always going to be a big problem. Every year since who knows when, Father Christmas has set up camp in Tewkesbury Museum to get fit for the big night. But this year, the museum is closed, covered in scaffold and - worse still - the chimney has been dismantled! So, no Tewkesbury dry run, no Christmas!!Fortunately, we are pleased to say that we have managed to find a fix. Father Christmas and his museum elves, will set up their grotto at the Town Hall, one day only, Saturday 23rd December. Same Santa, same warm welcome, just a different place. To book please see the poster. Unfortunately, Father Christmas will be on the first floor Mayor's Parlour, up a long, steep stair, so not accessible to all. Father Christmas expects to be back home in the Museum, nest Christmas. If booking by phone, please leave a message and we will get back to you. Payment can be made on the day, cash or card. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

POP UP MUSEUM PHOTO QUESTMore Tewkesbury folk and events to identify, as part of the Pop UP Museum, Town Hall, 12 to 3 daily. So, who are these ladies enjoying a cup of tea, and what was the occasion? ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

POP UP MUSEUM PHOTO QUESTThe museum has many, many photographs of Tewkesbury events. Whilst our building is being renovated, we have put some on display at the Town Hall,(daily 12 to 3) for people to identify. Can you name the people and/or the event? For a starter, here's a golf party. Either suggest names in the comments, or better still, come and join us at the Town Hall, where there are many more photographs. We also have, on display, the Borough Weights & Measures, the town Charter and the Town Council's rather good art collection. ... See MoreSee Less
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