Tewkesbury Museum will be closed from Monday 18th September for extensive renovation work to our building . . . read more
Our pop-up museum at the Town Hall, including guided tours of the Council Chamber, is open from noon to 3pm every day except:
- We’re closed on Wednesdays until further notice and on Friday 1/3
- We’re only open every other Sunday, i.e. we’re closed 25/2, 10/3 etc and open 3/3, 17/3 etc.
Please call in. Includes guided tours of the council chamber and former police cells.
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!
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.
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.
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
Most local buses stop within 100 metres of the museum.
We are located at 64 Barton Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5PX.
You can contact us on 01684 292901, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org