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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 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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They're back and more sneaky than ever. The museum Easter Chicks have gone, and the mice are back. Hiding in amongst the museum displays, maybe running up clocks. Come and see if you can find all the ten mice on the hunt sheet and win a museum mouser badge. They are not in the same places as they were, so need to search again.
Very busy Saturday, a queue at opening time! Open Sunday 11 to 4, then 1 to 4 weekdays.
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4 weeks ago

Tewkesbury Museum

Tewkesbury museum will be open throughout the easter holidays. In addition to our usual displays we have an Easter Chick hunt. Find all the chicks hiding in the museum and win a chocolate egg! Sorry, children only!
And over the next week to ten days we hope to announce a new Pop Up exhibition and maybe more!
Many thanks to our fabulous volunteers, old and new, who keep the museum running.
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4 weeks ago

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Final few days for the Alleycats extended stay at the museum,. Next week the two featured artworks will go on permanent display in Tewkesbury alleys. And a new guest will pop-up at the museum. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Easter chick hunt starts on Saturday 30th. Find them all hiding around the museum and win a (small) Easter Egg. And a welcome holiday - and wash and brush up - for the museum mice who will be back in new hiding places a week later. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Museum now open 7 days a week. many thanks to our volunteers old and new for giving up their time.
And do drop in, whether you are local or a visitor.
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