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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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OPEN TODAY - TUESDAY- 11 to 3
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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Advance Notice of Museum Talks

We can now announce the first tranche of our spring talks:

Tuesday 4th February: I was Once a Pub; tales about Tewkesbury’ brewers and boozers.

Tuesday 18th February: Tewkesbury’s Public Clocks; David Bagley will talk about the Abbey, Town Hall and Smart clocks, and others.

Tuesday 3rd March: The history of Military Medals. Clive Montellier, from the Medals Centre at Innsworth, will talk about their history and significance.

All are at 7.00pm in Trinity Church Hall, as normal.

More details to follow
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Latest alley walk - all proceeds split between Tewkesbury Museum and project AlleycatSorry, Walk is on Sunday 9th of Feb, not 2nd as previously stated. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Mrs Anne Cadbury
Sadly Mrs Cadbury passed away on New Year's Day, after a very short illness.Her late husband, Martin, had been instrumental in establishing the museum and Anne was a great supporter of the museum, as she was of several other Tewkesbury causes over many years. She took a great interest until very recently. She was a lovely lady and will be greatly missed in Tewkesbury.

A memorial service will be held at Tewkesbury Abbey at 2 PM on 4th April, with tea afterwards. All welcome.

Steve Goodchild, on behalf of Tewkesbury Museum.
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