Useful Information


Opening Times


Winter Opening

(1 November to 1 April) Most Saturdays and school holidays. We stay open on Bank Holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year)

If you are travelling far, we recommend you call us first to check the opening times.

Current opening dates – Winter 2018/19:
November: 24th
December: 1st, 8th, 15th, 28th, 29th
January: 12th, 26th
February: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd,
March: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th 
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


Summer Opening

(1 April to 31 October): Tuesday to Saturday plus Bank Holidays

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 do have to close during publicised 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:


What Do We Cost?


Admission to the John Moore Museum, Merchant’s House & Old Baptist Chapel

Adult: £6.00

Concessions: £4.50

Child over 5: £2.00


Admission to John Moore & Merchant’s House only (when the Chapel is closed)

Adult: £3.50

Concessions: £3.00

Child over 5: £1.50


Admission to Old Baptist Chapel only (if you only have time for one part of the museum)

Adult: £3.00

Concessions: £2.00

Child over 5: £1.00

Please note, these prices may differ for some special events

We welcome school & adult groups at all times of the year, just contact us to arrange a visit




We apologise but due to the nature and age of our buildings the main John Moore Museum & Merchant’s House are unsuitable for wheelchair users or visitors with walking difficulties. We do not have a toilet in either building but…there are loos not far away in the Abbey. We do have a small shop where you can buy John Moore’s books and pocket money priced treats.

The ground floor of the Old Baptist Chapel is fully accessible, however, the upstairs can only be reached by stairs. There is a DDA-compliant toilet on the ground floor of the chapel.

You can download our Access Policy Statement here.


Contact us


By Post:  41 – 42 Church Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire,GL20 5S

Phone:  01684 297174

Email us at:

Children enjoying the Merchant's House at the John Moore Museum, Tewkesbury
The baptistery in the Old Baptist Chapel, Tewkesbury

Where to find us


Find us by the Abbey in a beautifully restored row of timber framed buildings. The Old Baptist Chapel is located opposite the museum, along a little medieval alleyway.

Car: Take Junction 9 off the M5 and follow the signs to Tewkesbury Abbey.

There are numerous car parks nearby. You may also want to consider a car share.

Rail: The nearest railway station is Ashchurch for Tewkesbury. There is a bus stop a short walk away for the 42 bus will bring you into Tewkesbury.

Bus: As well as the bus that serves the railway station, there is also a regular service from Cheltenham (41) which stops in the Crescent which is almost next to the museum. There is also a bus service from Gloucester (71) which stops in the town centre, which is a short walk away.

Bike: If you cycle to the museum you may leave your bike in our courtyard garden.

Walk: If you are staying in Tewkesbury you’ll find most hotels and B&Bs are a short walk away from the museum which is centrally located in Church Street.

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