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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

Our ‘core’ opening hours are:

Summer (April – October incl.)
1.00pm – 4.00pm (Weekdays)
11.00am – 4.00pm (Weekends)

Winter (November – March 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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Tewkesbury Museum

Presentation Casket
"This casket containing a Record of the admission of Thomas Collins Esq. J.P.as an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Tewkesbury was presented to him by the Mayor, Aldermen and Councillors, on the 24th Novr 1896"

Now housed in the museum

Thomas Collins was a builder, most famous for his restoration work in the Abbey. It is thought that timber pews removed from the Abbey were used by Collins to panel the front room of the museum building, and in the Bell Hotel.
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4 weeks ago

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Some of the many volunteers at Tewkesbury Museum winding down after a rather hectic year.
Just a reminder that the museum will be closed from Monday 24th to Friday 28th. In January, the opening hours will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11 to 3. We will be closed from Tuesday to Friday to allow for cleaning and maintenance.
Happy Christmas from all at the museum, and thank you for your continuing support which keeps this little gem open.
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2 months ago

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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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