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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 . . .

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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2 days ago

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Fairground refurbishment nearing completion. We have now almost finished the model fairground rebuild. Tabling complete, display panels in position, main rides in position.New lights, heating and carpet in room.
Next jobs - finalise motor couplings, control program, model lights and sound. CCTV installation. Test, test, test!
Brilliant job by our very skilled volunteers.
The models can be viewed during opening hours. We expect them to be fully functioning within a month or so.
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Tewkesbury museum will open today so if you are stuck in town why not drop in?

The history of Tewkesbury in one ancient building.

Preview of the nearly completed fairground display

The LEGENDARY MOUSE HUNT. Find the 10 roaming rodents and win a badge. While learning something of the history of the town.
Daft, dead simple, but a great hit with 4 to 9/10 year olds.

Entry is free, but donations welcome and desperately needed!
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Museum talks begin again for 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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