Tewkesbury Museum



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Owned by a charitable trust, the Museum displays historical objects that illustrate the history of Tewkesbury and surrounding villages from pre-history to the present day. There are examples of stone, metalwork, pottery and coins from the Neolithic, Medieval and Roman Periods, and exhibits on the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury, a unique model fairground (with over 100 figures) and on Tewkesbury’s very own Polar explorer, Raymond Priestly, who travelled to the Antarctic with both Ernest Shackleton and Robert Scott.

Tewkesbury Museum
64 Barton Street, TEWKESBURY, GL20 5PX


Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Mar-end Sept Sat-Sun 11-4, Mon-Fri 1-4; Oct-end Feb Sat-Mon 11-3

About the area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.


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