Tewkesbury's history is bound up with one day in May more than 500 years ago. A trail follows the route of the Yorkist and Lancastrian armies as they prepared to do battle.Read more
Nestled in a row of magnificent 15th century timber-framed buildings close to Tewkesbury Abbey, is the John Moore Museum. Established in 1980, the collection was created in memory of the writer and naturalist, John Moore.
Today it is home to an extensive natural history collection featuring specimens of the mammals and birds native to Gloucestershire’s countryside, woodlands, wetlands and farmland.
Throughout the year, the museum runs a varied events calendar including live animal events, living history days and talks.
A few doors away is The Merchant's House, a two storey building which has been beautifully restored and furnished as a Tudor shop and home.
The museum is also your first point of call to visit the Old Baptist Chapel, originally a late Medieval Hall house which was later converted for use as a non-conformist meeting house.
Full Opening Times
1st April (or Easter if earlier) to end of October: Tuesdays to Saturdays (& Bank Holiday Mondays).
Winter opening: open every Saturday (except 18th March)
Also be open for February half-term week (but not on the Monday).
10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
(Last admission 4.30)
The number of Tewkesbury's buildings listed as being of special architectural or historical interest totals more than
30 alleyways exist in Tewkesbury today - there were once
Tewkesbury has two big anniversaries in 2021; 900 years since the consecration of the Abbey and 550 years since the Battle of Tewkesbury. The town will have plenty to celebrate