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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 . . .

Donate To The Fairground Project
Donate to the Fairground Project

Volunteers will clean, repair where needed, and fit new motors, lights and sound to the major rides. Static parts of the display, including vehicles, stalls, and individual figures will also be restored. See more . . .

Opening Hours

holly leavesNote! Christmas Week 2018
– closed Monday to Friday.

Our ‘core’ opening hours are:

All Year (except Christmas, Boxing Day and Easter)
11.00am – 4.00pm (Saturday and Sunday)
1:00pm – 4.00pm (Weekdays)

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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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2 weeks ago

Tewkesbury Museum

Update on fairground restoration. The Cars ride has been reassembled and tested following repairs. Slack removed from gears and connectors, fitted new tyres, LEDs. Tested with new controller unit and motor.
Steam yachts. Mechanical repairs completed. New wooden steps and walkway fabricated.
As Dowty room to be occupied by Father Christmas, Cars has been returned to main display, Yacht in storage until New Year, when refurbishment continues. 🔧
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2 weeks ago

Tewkesbury Museum

The Cars ride. following restoration, the Cars are re-assembled and put on display. Couple of things remaining: canvas tilts need replacing, and electric motor/controller will be added when moved to permanent display. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Tewkesbury Museum

Recent Trip Advisor review.
Come and see inside "the Tardis".
Open Saturday & Sunday 11 to 3. Free Entry but donations welcome.
For younger visitors we have the Legendary Mouse Hunt! Find the 10 mice hiding in the displays.
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3 weeks ago

Tewkesbury Museum

Thank you to all who have booked to see Father Christmas. We are now fully booked and unable to take any further bookings. Sorry to anyone who has missed out. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Tewkesbury Museum

If you are taking children to the Christmas market on Sunday 25th, why not make their day with the Legendary Museum Mouse Hunt? Can you find the correct ten mice hiding amongst the displays? Kids 4 to about 10 love it and get to see some of the history of the town too. Entrance is free, but donations welcome, Open from 11 to 3. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Tewkesbury Museum

Genuinely, last few spaces left to see Father Christmas on Saturdays 8 & 15th. Please call in or email ASAP if you want to book. ... See MoreSee Less

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