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 Church Street at night

 

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 also recently taken over the management of the Old Baptist Chapel, originally a late Medieval Hall house which was later converted for use as a non-conformist 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! 

 

Further information about our location and contact details can be found under Useful Info.

 

 

Opening Times

  

During the Winter Season, from Saturday 1st November - Saturday 28th March

we are open on Saturdays only.


Opening times: Saturdays

10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

 

We are also open most Bank Holiday Mondays.

 

During the winter season you can still visit the Old Baptist Chapel from Tuesday - Saturday.

 

 

Occasionally we have to close the museum, but will publish those dates here.

 

Here are the current dates when we will be closed:

 

Saturday 29th November

Saturday 6th December

 

(Schools and groups are welcome to visit all year round). 

 

If you require more information please contact us on: 01684 297174 or curator@johnmooremuseum.org

 

 

    

Visiting the Old Baptist Chapel

 


 

The John Moore Museum has recently taken over the management of the Old Baptist Chapel. At present the access to this enigmatic building is run separately to the rest of the museum and viewing requires an appointment. A tour is often possible with as little as 5 minutes notice, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. However, visiting is subject to staff availability so to avoid disappointment we strongly advise as much notice as possible to visit this fascinating building. 

 

To arrange a visit please call us on 01684 297 174 or email curator@johnmooremuseum.org

 

 

RECENTLY ADDED: Click HERE to listen to recordings from our new oral history archive.

  

 If you have a question feel free to contact us on 01684 297174 or curator@johnmooremuseum.org

 

    

Whilst you're here enjoy a piece of John Moore's writing and listen to

John Yorke reading Poaching from 'The Year of The Pigeons'

 link to Gloucestershire revealed

 

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Due to concerns over current flood levels in Tewkesbury, we have decided, with great reluctance, to postpone our Birds of Prey Day this coming Saturday. We will be rescheduling the event but if you cannot wait till then, their next visit will take place on Saturday 24th May. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Latest News

 

Creature crawls, curriculum changes and new education spaces

 

 

Exciting new science workshops and FREE museum sessions for schools

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Old Baptist Chapel Interpretation Project wins Heritage Lottery Support

 

 

Old Baptist Chapel Interpretation Project, run by The Abbey Lawn Trust, wins Heritage Lottery...

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Upcoming Events

 

Children's Crafts: Make a Tudor Mummer's Mask

 

 

During Tudor times the Mummer's Plays were a lively community entertainment, and were particularly...

 

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Festive Tudor Birds of Prey

 

 

Did you know that falconry was an incredibly popular sport in Tudor times, and that Henry VIII was...

 

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Birds of Prey - February 2015

 

 

At the start of February Half Term, JRCS Falconry will be bringing along a selection of birds of...

 

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