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Experience The Heat Of Battle!
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 . . .

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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Tewkesbury Museum

Hanging above No1 High St, by the Cross, is the "Smart" clock. The clock was given to the town by Mayor M C Smart in 1883. The clock is now electrically- powered but until 2003 was "clockwork" - a pendulum clock was built into the walls of No1. The original mechanism is now held by Tewkesbury Museum, and is currently on display in the museum's window. Come and have a look.
More information can also be found in the July edition of Tewkesbury Direct magazine. Tewkesbury Direct
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Looking at home in the Magistrate's chair.Rain did not stop play when we visited Tewkesbury Museum today and did the mouse hunt. Recommend to all! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank youCome to the mouse hunt at Tewkesbury museum, it’s brilliant! 11am - 4 pm all weekend, 1-4 pm weekdays. ... See MoreSee Less

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