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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 . . .

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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 (March – September incl.)
1.00pm – 4.00pm (Weekdays)
11.00am – 4.00pm (Weekends)

Winter (October – February 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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We were pleased today to welcome Vicki Hopson, Director of Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum to view the collection and building. We hope to learn from Vicki's experience in developing the SOGM and other museums to increase visitor numbers and enhance the visitor experience.

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Back together again. The Steam Yachts near completion. This ride was completely stripped down. One of the boats was so riddled with woodworm was the side wall gave way. The woodworm was treated, the damaged wood cut out and replaced, then painted, Walkways repaired, Missing benches were made and installed, All mechanical parts, cleaned and lubricated. Paint touched. Just a few missing bolts to fit, hang the covers and then ready to have motor fitted and speed/gearing set. Thanks to John Shelley.
The next ride up is the chair o' planes.
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