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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 . . .

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

Our ‘core’ opening hours are:

Summer (March – September incl.)
1.00pm – 4.00pm (Weekdays)
11.00am – 4.00pm (Weekends)

Winter (October – February incl.)
11.00am – 3.00pm (Sat, Sun, Mon)

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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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7 days ago

Tewkesbury Museum

"Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode,
The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road."
G K Chesterton.
Follow his path with Steve Goodchild
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Sat/Sun/Mon Only
11 AM to 3 PM

Admission free but donations very welcome
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Full programme om museum talks, Autumn 2019
All talks at Trinity Church Hall, Oldbury Rd, Tewkesbury
7 PM £3 inc tea/coffee & cake.
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Just to say thanks to our near neighbours Autospares Tewkesbury yesterday for (again) helping the museum with the loan of a large allen key. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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Tues Oct 1st: The Long History of the Severn Ham: Joanne Raywood

Tues Oct 22nd: The High Road and Low Road to Gloucester:
Steve Goodchild

Tues Nov 5th: Tewkesbury Mop Fair:
Steve Perry

Tues Nov 19th: The History of Dowty’s:
Ally McConnell

Tuesday Dec 3rd: The Battle of Nibley Green:
Adam Dolling

All talks held at Trinity Church Hall, Oldbury Rd
Open 6.30 for 7 PM start.
Entrance £3 including tea/coffee & homemade cake
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