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
Hire the Old Baptist Chapel
The chapel is the ideal place for concerts, exhibitions, events and workshops.
Resources: kitchenette & accessible WC, screen & projector, gallery quality hanging system, excellent acoustics, seating capacity: 80
To Find Out More
please call us on 01684 297 174 or
(1 November to 1 April) Most Saturdays and school holidays. We stay open on Bank Holidays (except Christmas and New Year)
If you are travelling far, we recommend you call us first to check the opening times.
10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
If you would like to visit at another time, this can be arranged by telephoning 01684297174
Schools & Groups are welcome to visit all year round (pre-booking is required) – please contact us for details
(1 April to 31 October): Tuesday to Saturday
10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
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.
Occasionally we have to close during publicized opening hours due to an event or when we have a very large group. Our apologies for the inconvenience:
We will be closed at the following times and dates:
Saturday 1 July: Old Baptist Chapel only closed 10 – 1 (open 2 – 5 as normal)
Tuesday 11 July: all sites closed all day
Saturday 15 July: Old Baptist Chapel only will be closing an hour earlier at 4pm
Thursday 20 July: all sites closed all day
Saturday 22 July: Old Baptist Chapel closed only 2 – 5 (open 10 – 1 as normal)
Tuesday 25 July: Old Baptist Chapel only 10 – 1 (open 2 – 5 as normal)
Saturday 5 August: Old Baptist Chapel closed all day
Saturday 26 August: Birds of Prey event in the Old Baptist Chapel all day (normal visiting not available)