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Tewkesbury Museum battle diorama

Experience the heat of battle!

Stand in awe and fascination at the Battle of Tewkesbury diorama! Built in 1971 to mark the 500th anniversary of the battle, see 2,000 figures locked in medieval combat. See more . . .

Opening Hours

Summer opening (April – October inc.)

Saturday, Sunday and Monday
11.00am – 4.00pm
Tuesday – Friday
1.00pm – 4.00pm

Entry to the exhibitions is free, but all our running costs are funded by your kind donations

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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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6 days ago

Tewkesbury Museum opening hours this weekendFriday 24 th 1 to 4 PMSaturday 25th 11 AM to 4 PMSunday 26th 11 AM to 4 PM Monday 27th 11 AM to 4 PMLast admission 15 mins before closing.Entry free, but donations essential to cover our running costs.The museum is run entirely by volunteers. Photograph: Part of the Battlefield diorama. The building is, of course, The Gupshill Manor, still there today. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Medfest is coming. If you want to hire a costume, please contact Tewkesbury Museum as soon as possible. Our catalogue is available to view at the museum during opening hours (Sat, Sun, Mon 11 to 4, Tues-Fri 1 to 4). To view/try on please contact us by calling in, phone: 01684 292901, or email: - we will get back to you to arrange a time - note: costumes are now stored at Town Hall. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, Tewkesbury Museum will not open to the public on Sunday, 5 June. We will be open, as normal, on Saturday 4th and Monday 6th. Our usual opening hours are: Sat, Sun, Mon: 11 - 4Tues to Fri: 1 to 4Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Next Alley walks Weds 8th & 22nd June.June alley walks. Weds 8th & 22nd. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Museum talks Spring term ended on a high note last night with John Reid (ex Cleeve School) recalling the Golden Age of Children's Comics. All the greats, from the text-heavy pre-war Hotspur to the multicolour Beano and Bunty, before the disastrous decline of the 1970s and 80s. This concluded the Museum's come back season, having lost two years to Covid. This year we have had a real mix of speakers and topics. Thanks to all our speakers, to museum volunteers who made it possible and to TBC for a small Covid Community grant which allowed us to take the financial risk of having to close at short notice. We will be back on Tuesday October 4th for a short season of 4 talks, when we welcome Kirsty Bingham of John Moore Museum to talk on "Hidden Voices: Women in Tudor & Stuart England". ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Another chance to join Steve Goodchild for a stroll round the alleys. Now on Wednesday evening.Alley Strolls now on Wednesday evening, not Sunday afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less
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