1st Mar to 31st Sep, Sat & Sun 11.00am – 4.00pm
Mon to Fri 1:00pm – 4.00pm
1st October to 28th Feb
11.00am – 3.00pm (Sat, Sun & Mon only)
64 Barton Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5PX
Tel: 01684 292901
Tewkesbury Museum has three floors full of exhibits and Free Entry. The archive store room is opened to the public during Tewkesbury's annual FREE Heritage Days each September. The photos further down give just a small hint at the large range of exhibits, a lot of time can be spent here.
The Tewkesbury location has a human history going back at least 3500 years, an ancient Briton's grave was found not too far from the ancient Black Bear Inn (serving beer since before 1308), ask at the Museum for more details of this find.
Tewkesbury being positioned at the only crossing point over the river Avon (in the area) for millennia, dictated that Romans and those before crossed the river here, it was a focal point and thus trading may have occured much further back in time.
Car Parking is available on street (1 hour) and a short walk away, please look for car park signs near Tewkesbury Museum or click the button above to view the Location Map.
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There is a giant model of the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury in progress (above) complete with local landmark, still here today.
Tewkesbury's early Roman residents were buried here, 'Octavia' (above) being found during a excavations for a new building and thought to date to around the 3rd century.
In recent times Tewkesbury has been famous for manufacturing Galloping Horse Rides until 1925, there is a large model (above) depicting this heritage. An annual Mop Fair (9 & 10 October) celebrates 800 years of fairs, a Royal Charter being granted in 1610.