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Tewkesbury Museum closure

Tewkesbury Museum

The building work is now complete – now comes the task of installing storage and exhibits!

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

After being closed for 9 months for extensive repairs, the museum will re-open on Saturday 15 June!  From then on we will be open from noon to 3pm on:

  • Monday (but not 24 June), Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Alternate Sundays (23/6, 7/7, etc)  Also on 14/7 for the medieval festival

You’re welcome to visit us, but please note that your experience will be unusual, as the museum will be in a state of transition for a couple of months.  To begin with, there will be few displays and lots of packing boxes strewn all over the place.  Gradually, there will be more displays and fewer boxes.  One day, perhaps some time in August, we hope to return to normality.

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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:

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

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5 days ago

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5 days ago

We'are finally there. Re-open Saturday 15 June. It will be strange for a few weeks or even months. The fairground and the battle diorama are in place, but much of the rest of the collection is in boxes or still in storage. BUT, this means you can see the restored building before much of it disappears behind furniture. Do drop in ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

After many months, and a long winter, the museum renovation is entering the final phase. Almost all the exterior work is complete, and much of the interior. Here are 3 photos showing the restoration of the 17th Century moulding on the second floor ceiling. Stunning transformation. We don't yet have a date for the handback of the building, nor a re-opening date, but its looking good! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Work is still ongoing at the museum. Sorry we cannot take people on tour but progress is being made. To explain what we are doing, and why, we have created a small display at Tewkesbury Library to tell the story of the building renovation and to look at options for its future internal layout and discussion of what should be on display. All suggestions welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
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