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Tewkesbury Museum, Tewkesbury

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Tewkesbury Museum is a small community museum dedicated to the social history and heritage of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England.

The museum is housed in a 17th-century half-timbered building at 64 and 64a Barton Street in property which was given to the Borough of Tewkesbury in 1956 on the express condition that it be used as a museum; but the museum did not open until 1962, after all of the previous tenants of the building had left. Complications introduced by local government reform in 1974 almost led to its demise. The ancient Borough of Tewkesbury was dissolved and incorporated into the new District Council covering North West Gloucestershire. The first Clerk for the new Council persuaded Councillors that it should be named Tewkesbury Borough and he transferred as much of the old Borough as he could to the new Borough. This included an attempt to transfer the Museum. After some legal advice, the Museum reverted to the Town Council’s control.
The building is Grade II* listed by English Heritage.
An active society of Friends of Tewkesbury Museum supports the work of the museum.
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  • Very interesting museum with a mixture of subjects. Covered local map fair and model fairground rides, battle of Tewkesbury and other stuff. Must admit I struggled to follow all the comprehensive... 
    Very interesting museum with a mixture of subjects. Covered local map fair and model fairground rides, battle of Tewkesbury and other stuff. Must admit I struggled to follow all the comprehensive...  more »
  • This is a compact but very interesting museum .Telling the story of Tewkesbury going back centuries. As ages are showing from prehistory through to modern. Telling the history of the battles fought....  more
    This is a compact but very interesting museum .Telling the story of Tewkesbury going back centuries. As ages are showing from prehistory through to modern. Telling the history of the battles fought....  more »
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  • There's so much to learn about our town Tewkesbury. The model mop fair and Tewkesbury Battle is fascinating but my favourite is the Priestley collection from the Antarctic Adventures with Shackleton.
  • Great little museum!

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