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.