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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 . . .

We have been deeply saddened by the passing of Queen Elizabeth, and our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this very sad time.

As a mark of respect, Tewkesbury Museum will be closed on Monday 19th September 2022.

Opening Hours

Summer opening (April – October inc.)

Saturday, Sunday and Monday
11.00am – 4.00pm
Tuesday – Friday
1.00pm – 4.00pm

Entry to the exhibitions is free, but all our running costs are funded by your kind donations

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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:

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

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