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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:

All Year (except Christmas, Boxing Day and Easter)
11.00am – 4.00pm (Saturday and Sunday)
1:00pm – 4.00pm (Weekdays)

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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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3 days ago

Tewkesbury Museum

CROWD FUNDING TO REFURB THE FAIRGROUND - JOIN TODAY
Tewkesbury Museum is pressing ahead with the refurbishment of the model fairground display, the much loved Mini- Mop. We intend restoring motion, lights and sound to the fabulous models, repairing the fabric and structure where needed.
Then we will build a completely new housing to display the models with new room lighting and heating too.
As we will be using volunteers to do most of the work, we estimate the cost to be just £7,000. We have raised nearly half of that, but there is still £4000 to go,
So we are appealing to everyone who has wanted to own a fair, or to work on a fair, or who just loves fairs to help us.
Join our crowd funding effort today. £5 is all we ask, though more is always welcome. To donate go to our special fairground page:
www.tewkesburymuseum.org/support-us/donate/model-fairground/

Thank you in advance
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4 days ago

Tewkesbury Museum

Bookings now open. If emailing or leaving phone message, please leave a telephone number, and suggest what time slot you would like - we will get back to you.
BOOKINGS CANNOT BE MADE ON FACEBOOK I am afraid, I don't have access to booking forms, and we do do need your phone numbers/email addresses to get back to you, not something to post on FB.
Thanks
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5 days ago

Tewkesbury Museum

Santa Claus will be back at the museum on Saturday 8th and 15th of December. 11 AM to 4 PM
Bookings, please through museum - call in, phone 01684 292901, or email info@tewkesburymuseum.org

Prices: Each Child £3, Optional Photograph £3
Child can be accompanied by 2 adults free of charge. Additional adults are £1 each, but space is limited. Children will receive a small gift.
Cash payments only please.
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1 week ago

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Final museum talk of 2018, Tuesday 13th Nov. John Dixon discusses Tewkesbury's railways. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Tewkesbury Museum

Exercise, entertainment and education. On a Sunday afternoon, And all for £2.50
Steve Goodchild will lead an Alley Stroll on 11th November, looking at war service of alley dwellers in the 19th and 20th centuries.Steve Goodchild will be strolling on a Sunday now that it is getting dark. Here are the dates for the remainder of 2018. Different route each time. Nov 11th - Remembrance Sunday - walk will look at lives of service men and women with links to alleys.
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2 weeks ago

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Museum talk. Don Freeman completes his journey along Church St- this time covering the Abbey side. ... See MoreSee Less

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