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Opening Hours

Tewkesbury Museum is now closed for the winter.

The cold weather, low visitor numbers and the cost of heating our 17th century building make opening unviable. We will remain closed, probably, until the end of January 2023

The museum celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2022, which was a very good year following Covid lockdowns. We managed to open almost all of the year, generally for 7 days a week. We hosted new displays including the Girl Guides centenary, and Sir Raymond Priestley and Antarctica.

Covid 19  precautions:

  • We provide hand sanitisers so you can clean your hands

Visit Tewkesbury Museum - Location Map

Have a great day out in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire and visit Tewkesbury Museum – and it’s FREE!

A view of the front of Tewkesbury Museum
Visit Tewkesbury Museum

You are welcome to spend time in this wonderful unspoiled seventeenth century building. 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.

The 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.

As a small independent museum we offer local knowledge, local research and a fascinating glimpse into times gone by.

We’re often open outside these hours; it’s worth a look. 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.

Access:

Because of its age the building is not disabled-friendly, though the staff are and will do everything they can to help.
The Museum is domestic in feel with narrow corridors and steep uneven stairs with some trip hazards.
The stairs make it impossible for wheelchairs and difficult for people with walking difficulties. Unpowered wheelchairs may be able (if accompanied by assistance) to negotiate a single step to get into the ground floor fairground exhibit room.
There is no lift or accessible toilet.
The Museum has plans to improve accessibility and we are making progress towards raising the funds required to do this.

Car Parking:

There is limited street parking outside the museum (free for a maximum of an hour).

Tewkesbury Borough Council operates several car parks in Tewkesbury, the nearest four are:
150 metres – Rails Meadow, GL20 5PY (127 spaces) (liable to flooding)
260 metres – Spring Gardens, GL20 5DN (286 spaces) (with toilets)
350 metres – St Mary’s Lane, GL20 5SL (45 spaces)
350 metres – Oldbury Road, GL20 5LR (96 spaces)
Full details and parking charges at the TBC website

Buses:

Most local buses stop within 100 metres of the museum.

Contacting us:

We are located at 64 Barton Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5PX.

You can contact us on 01684 292901, or by email at info@tewkesburymuseum.org

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