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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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Winter alley strolls until end of the year. More to follow in 2019.Steve Goodchild will follow a different route each stroll. November 11 will concentrate on service men and women who lived in alleys. ... See MoreSee Less

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As part of Tewkesbury's HERITAGE OPEN DAYS event, the museum will be unlocking the stores and displaying some of the more unusual and less seen items and photographs in the collection.
Like most museums we have far more items than we can ever display, so there will be some interesting things to see. And we will have someone available to assist.
Although the museum opens seven days a week, the stores will only be open during the official Heritage Open Days 6th to 9th & 13th to 16th September. (not as listed in the HO leaflet)
Admission - as always - is free, but donations welcome.
Please note, this is a very old building with lots of stairs.
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One of the highlights of the museum is the Battle of Tewkesbury Diorama - a very large model of the battle in progress with over 2000 soldiers and horses. It was made in 1971, the 500th anniversary of the battle.
The diorama is part of the museums battle display which includes items from the battlefield, armour, costumes, and heraldry.
Amongst the newer exhibits are the maquettes - artist's models - for the Arrivall, the horse statues on the roundabout.

So, if you want to know more about the battle, about Tewkesbury or just like a damn good model, then the museum is the place to visit.
Open Sat/Sun 11 to 4, Weekdays 1 to 4.
Admission free but donations welcome.

Unfortunately, the museum building is very old, on 3 floors and lacks a lift, so access can be difficult for those with restricted mobility.
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