With so much history to explore in Tewkesbury, the Heritage & Alleyways Trail gives you the ideal opportunity to get a great geographical perspective on foot.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)
Tewkesbury has two big anniversaries in five years time; 900 years since the consecration of the Abbey and 550 years since the Battle of Tewkesbury. The town will have plenty to celebrate in
30 alleyways exist in Tewkesbury today - there were once
Tewkesbury Abbey was bought from Henry VIII by the townsfolk for