About Us

The John Moore Museum is nestled in a row of historic timber-framed buildings close to the Abbey in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

The museum was established in 1980 in memory of the writer and naturalist, John Moore. Today it is also home to an extensive Natural History collection featuring specimens of the mammals and birds native to our countryside, woodlands, wetlands and farmland.

A few doors away is The Merchant’s House, a two storey building which has been beautifully restored and furnished to show the construction of a 15th century shop and dwelling.

The museum has recently renovated the Old Baptist Chapel, originally a late medieval hall house which was later converted for use as a Nonconformist meeting house.

We run a varied events calendar including live animal events, living history days and talks.

For schools, we are open all year round and have an extensive education programme, proving museum workshops, outreach and loans focused on the Tudors, local history, science (living things and habitats) and much more.

Adult groups can also visit all year round. We offer special terms for groups, including tours and talks. Please contact us for more information.

To view our historic Baptist Minute Book

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Opening Times

Summer Opening

(1 April to 31 October): Tuesday to Saturday

10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Please note that the John Moore Museum, including the Old Baptist Chapel, will be closed on Thursday 22 September, Thursday 13 October and Friday 14 October.

The chapel only will be closed on the morning of Tuesday 20 September (open as normal 2pm to 5pm). Thank you for your understanding.

Old Baptist Chapel: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10pm to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). Weds – Fri: If we have staff available we will happily open the Chapel for you, please ring before you visit. Groups are welcome at any time: contact us to book a visit.

Winter Opening

(1 November to 1 April) Most Saturdays and school holidays. We stay open on Bank Holidays (except Christmas and New Year)

Schools & Groups are welcome to visit all year round (pre-booking only) – please contact us for details

10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

The Old Baptist Chapel, part of the John Moore Museum in Tewkesbury

Visiting the Old Baptist Chapel

The Old Baptist Chapel has now reopened after renovation. As well as undertaking essential repairs, new ways have been developed to tell the rich stories of this enigmatic building.

For more information about the chapel, including history, prices and opening times, please visit our chapel pages


To Arrange A Visit

please call us on 01684 297 174 or
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