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.
Further information about our location and contact details can be found under Useful Info.
Winter opening times
Between Sunday 3 November 2013 and 1 April 2014, the museum is open most Saturdays, school holidays and for occasional special events. (Schools and groups are welcome to visit all year round). We are currently opening on the following days:
Tuesday 18 - Friday 21 February (Half Term)
Saturday 22 February - Free admission to the Old Baptist Chapel and Book Sale.
Saturday 1 March
Saturday 8 March
Saturday 29 March
From 1 April to 1 November, we will be open Tuesday to Saturday
The opening times are 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.
Want to visit on a day we are closed? If you know in advance when you will be visiting, we can often arrange to open the museum just for you (subject to staff availability). Please contact us on: 01684 297174 or email@example.com
Spring / Summer 2014 Season
1 April 2014 - 31 October 2014
We are open Tuesday to Saturday
10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm
We are also open most Bank Holiday Mondays
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.
Winter opening times: Whilst the John Moore Museum may have limited opening hours during the winter season (November 2013 to April 2014), it is still possible to arrange a visit to the Old Baptist Chapel, Tuesday to Saturday.
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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