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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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Here's a very recent post from Trip Advisor, I though you might like:

"A little gem
A lovely little museum set up on a quaint old Tewkesbury building which is run by volunteers.
A lovely insight into the old Tewksbury from very early civilisation through to second world war and after.
Each room themed and if you look hard enough there is something for every visitor. The model fairground rides must be unique. Never seen anything like it elsewhere.
From arrow flints to pictures of Tewksburys recent bad floods. An across the spectrum look at Tewksburys history.
Well worth a visit"

Thanks Ian4310 from Birmingham
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Back up and running in 2018. We look forward to welcoming friends old and new, so come in and look round. We still have the "Memories of Ashchurch" exhibition looking at Ashchurch army camp. And of course we have our regular displays, the battlefield, the funfair and the everyday items of Tewkesbury life over the centuries.

And just to show we are not biased, here's an outsiders view - a Trip Advisor review which sums it up nicely:

"Very interesting and fabulous building.
I do like Tewkesbury. What a lovely little museum. All free and you get a real flavour of the town. It is not on a big scale and older people wouldn't like the stairs but I hope people continue to visit. The medieval upper storey is fascinating."

Thank you Hillarion from Preston

Opening Times (winter) Sat, Sun, Mon only: 11 to 3
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