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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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7 days ago

Tewkesbury Museum

Museum Staircase. Well, one of them. On the back wall are the facades of buildings from the model village formerly in the Town Hall gardens.
Photograph by museum volunteer Yvonne Arkell
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2 weeks ago

Tewkesbury Museum

THURS 6th JUNE. 1 PM to 7 PM
VOLUNTEER DAY 1 at TEWKESBURY MUSEUM
MUSEUM & BOOKWORM
Come and see what we can do, meet some of our team, see if you would like to help either at the museum or Bookworm charity bookshop
Then Saturday at the museum and Sunday at Bookworm
Hope to see you.
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2 weeks ago

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Summer Alley Strolls start this week. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Tewkesbury Museum

Volunteer's Badge.
It's national Volunteers' Week. As a community run organisation the museum is managed and run entirely by volunteers. come along and find out what we do, this Thursday (1 - 7 pm) and Saturday (11 to 4)
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2 weeks ago

Tewkesbury Museum

Soon be time for our Volunteer Days. Come along to Tewkesbury Museum and Bookworm, see what we do, see if you'd like to join in. No obligation.
See dates on poster/picture.

(Please note, because of the age of the building the museum is not accessible to people with limited mobility - steep stairs, steps between rooms).
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Survey of the museum building this morning by conservation architects. ... See MoreSee Less

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