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Model Fairground Opens 10th August

Tewkesbury Museum is delighted to announce that its model fairground has been completely renovated and made to work again after more than fifty years.

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All the fun of the fair!

Pete Aldridge, our Town Mayor, visits Tewkesbury’s Museum’s new model fairground exhibit.

See a video clip . . . .

Tewkesbury Museum winter opening hours start from 12/10/20

Booking will ensure you get the time slot you want, but walk-up visitors are welcome if the slot is free

Opening Hours
Saturdays, Sundays, & Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

and for half-term week only, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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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


Because of its age the building is not disabled-friendly, though the staff are and will do everything they can to help.
The Museum is domestic in feel with narrow corridors and steep uneven stairs with some trip hazards.
The stairs make it impossible for wheelchairs and difficult for people with walking difficulties. Unpowered wheelchairs may be able (if accompanied by assistance) to negotiate a single step to get into the ground floor fairground exhibit room.
There is no lift or accessible toilet.
The Museum has plans to improve accessibility and we are making progress towards raising the funds required to do this.

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This week should have been the Mop. Please support Danters and the Tewkesbury Fair Society at their stall/ride on Oldbury Rd. The museum will be open from 1 to 4 on Friday and 11 to 4 on Saturday, when you can see the wonderful fairground models in action. Admission free, but donations welcome. ... See MoreSee Less

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Opening Times
to 11 October
Monday to Friday 13:00 to 16:00
Saturday 11:00 to 16:00
Closed Sunday

from 12 October
Saturday, Sunday, Monday 11:00 to 16:00
Closed Tuesday to Friday

These times are subject to change.Please check FB or our website for latest information.
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