Tewkesbury Museum is now closed for the winter.
The cold weather, low visitor numbers and the cost of heating our 17th century building make opening unviable. We will remain closed, probably, until the end of January 2023
The museum celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2022, which was a very good year following Covid lockdowns. We managed to open almost all of the year, generally for 7 days a week. We hosted new displays including the Girl Guides centenary, and Sir Raymond Priestley and Antarctica.
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.
The 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