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Tewkesbury Museum

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We visited Tewkesbury, mainly to visit the Abbey. However, wanting a "longer day out", we also went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul B
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Stourbridge
Very interesting

A little gem From the outside you would not think that there is much to it It is like a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
JethrotheMutant
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Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
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TEWKESBURY MUSEUM A local museum in a wonderful Tudor building, celebrating the town's rich and diverse history with collections that range from early Roman and the Battle of Tewkesbury to Antarctic exploration and the Mop Fair. The museum is...more
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64 Barton Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5PX, England
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+44 1684 292901
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 December 2013

This interesting and somewhat quirky museum should appeal to all members of the family, although there are some staircases in this ancient building that won't suit people who have mobility problems. The exhibits themselves are interesting, and, give a look at life in Tewkesbury both...More

5  Thank JB1234Tewkesbury
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This free museum is in an old 17th century building which adds to its charm. It is fairly small and manageable, with exhibits on two floors. I found the exhibit about WWI very interesting and informative. Wonderful metal carnival display on the second floor.

3  Thank Jane52261
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All reviews steep stairs local history run by volunteers three floors free admission fairground rides barton street well worth a visit antarctic explorer adds to its charm little gem century building mop fair past and present no lift an absolute delight small donation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Tewkesbury, mainly to visit the Abbey. However, wanting a "longer day out", we also went to this museum. It is very interesting, with exhibits about the Wars of The Roses, local celebrities and the lives and times of people from Tewkesbury. It is...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A little gem From the outside you would not think that there is much to it It is like a Tardis-bigger on the inside packed with fascinating things Do not miss the model fairground

Thank JethrotheMutant
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Firstly if cannot manage steep stairs not for you. As listed building no lift. Museum on three floors. Could browse for 20 minutes or 3 Hours. Lots of information if interested. It is free run by friendly volunteers. Tewksbury has varied history well reflected in...More

Thank efcraig
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

At first glance this is a small, slightly random local museum, giving an hour's pleasurable interest. But it's transformed by two things: the lovely, fascinating and incredibly knowledgeable staff, and the amazing 17th century building it occupies. You can learn masses about Tewkesbury's past and...More

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This is a free museum run by volunteers, donations are requested but were gladly given as this is a very interesting museum for all ages

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Popped in here the other day and found it very informative on the Battle of the Roses and what took place in 1471. There are lots of artefacts relating to the battle. Did not realise you can hire period costumes from here which was a...More

Thank philipoggy
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

A large battle scene with hundreds of pieces upstairs. School as it was in days long gone. Military uniforms and famous local identities from yesteryear. Steep stairs and helpful staff. Donations most welcome but admission is free.

1  Thank etsu2013
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went to Tewkesbury to see the medieval festival. Whilst there we visited the museum and cannot recommend it enough.We met Bernadette the volunteer guide who is a credit to the museum and the wonderful architecture and history of Tewkesbury.Her passion for...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 3 June 2018

I love town museums and always try and go around them where possible. This one is in a very interesting building with floors and walls going in all directions. Lots to read and look at. The people looking after the museum are really well informed...More

Thank lolo1408
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is a lovely museum with lots of interest inside , well worth a visit. The gentleman there on our visit was very helpful. There are a few steep stairways to climb to the upper floors . Not sure if there is a lift !

2  Thank Sheila K
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