About Us

The John Moore Museum is nestled in a row of historic timber-framed buildingsclose to the Abbey in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The museum wasestablished in 1980 in memory of the writer and naturalist John Moore. Today it is also home to an extensive Natural History collection featuringspecimens 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 hasbeen beautifully restored and furnished to show the construction of a15th century shop and dwelling. The museum has also recently taken over the management of the OldBaptist Chapel, originally a late Medieval Hall house which was later convertedfor use as a non-conformist meeting house. We run a varied events calendar including live animal events, living historydays and talks. For schools, we are open all year round and have an extensiveeducation programme, proving museum workshops, outreach and loansfocused on the Tudors, local history, science (living things and habitats)and much more! Further information about our location and contact details can be foundunder Useful Info.

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Opening Times

Winter Opening

Saturday 31st October 2015 – Friday 25th March 2016 Open on Saturdays only plus bank holidays and school holidays Schools & Groups are welcome to visit at any time, please call us to make an appointment.

We will be open during February half term: Saturday 13 February and Tuesday 16 February to Saturday 20 February 2016

Please note that we will be closed on Saturday 5 March and 12 March 2016.

Opening times

10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm

The Old Baptist Chapel is in the midst of an exciting renovation project but will reopen in the spring. If you’d like more information please contact us on: 01684 297174 or email curator@johnmooremuseum.org

Visiting the Old Baptist Chapel

The John Moore Museum has recently taken over the management of theOld Baptist Chapel. At present the access to this enigmatic building is runseparately 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
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