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Tewkesbury Museum closure

Tewkesbury Museum Closure

Tewkesbury Museum will be closed from Monday 18th September for extensive renovation work to our building.
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If you have some time to spare and would like to help us run the museum, please get in touch.

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Opening Hours


Tewkesbury Museum will be closed from Monday 18th September for extensive renovation work to our building . . . read more

Our pop-up museum at the Town Hall, including guided tours of the Council Chamber,  is open from noon to 3pm every day except:

  • We’re closed on Wednesdays until further notice and on Friday 1/3
  • We’re only open every other Sunday, i.e. we’re closed 25/2, 10/3 etc and open 3/3, 17/3 etc.

Please call in. Includes guided tours of the council chamber and former police cells.

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

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2 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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