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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 . . .

Exciting Activity Days For Kids!
Exciting activity days for kids!

A White Queen moment! . . . We have a very special Mouse Hunt for children of all ages with a prize for anyone who finds all the mice hiding in the Museum. See more . . .

Opening Hours

Our ‘core’ opening hours are:

Summer (March – September inclusive)
11.00am – 4.00pm (Saturday and Sunday)
1:00pm – 4.00pm (Weekdays)

Winter (October – February inclusive)
11.00am – 3.00pm (Saturday, Sunday & Monday only)

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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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Pleased to say that we have been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018.
We value visitors comments on Trip Advisor, both as an advertisement but also as a means for us to learn what we are doing right, and where we can improve.
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3 days ago

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It's school holidays, which means it time for the legendary Tewkesbury Museum Mouse Hunt!!
Can you find all 10 mice hiding amongst the displays? Can you win the official Mouser badge?
Great fun for kids (4 to 10, maybe) who get to see some of the history of Tewkesbury whilst looking for mice. Must be accompanied by an adult.
And the museum is quite cool even in the afternoon.
Open Mon-Fri 1 to 4, Sat/Sun 11 to 4.
Admission Free, but donations very welcome
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2 weeks ago

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Hanging above No1 High St, by the Cross, is the "Smart" clock. The clock was given to the town by Mayor M C Smart in 1883. The clock is now electrically- powered but until 2003 was "clockwork" - a pendulum clock was built into the walls of No1. The original mechanism is now held by Tewkesbury Museum, and is currently on display in the museum's window. Come and have a look.
More information can also be found in the July edition of Tewkesbury Direct magazine. Tewkesbury Direct
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