Welcome to our website
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.
From 1 April 2014 - 31 October 2014 we are open for the Spring / Summer 2014 season.
Opening times: Tuesday - Saturday
10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm
We are also open most Bank Holiday Mondays.
Due to the limited size of the buildings, we occasionally close the museum for group visits but we will publish these dates here.
Here are the current dates when we will be closed:
Friday 29 August 2014 - closed afternoon only
Tuesday 23 September 2014
Thursday 25 September 2014
Thursday 2 October 2014
Friday 3 October 2014
(Schools and groups are welcome to visit all year round).
If you require more information please contact us on: 01684 297174 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Whilst you're here enjoy a piece of John Moore's writing and listen to
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