John Moore Countryside Museum and Merchant's House

The Merchant's House
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

John Moore Museum & Merchant's House

1 April-31 October
Tues-Sat 1000-1300 & 1400-1700
Plus all Bank Holiday Mondays

Most Saturdays 1000-1300 & 1400-1700
Plus Christmas (not 25th,26th Dec) and Feb half term Hols
Groups by appt at any time of the year.

Closed: Sun & Mon throughout the year

Old Baptist Chapel
By appointment at any time of the year, Tues-Sat 1000 - 1300 & 1400 - 1700

Admission charges

John Moore Museum & Merchant's House

Adults: £3.00
Students & Senior Citizens: £2.50
Children over 5: £2.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children): £8.00

The Old Baptist Chapel

Adults: £1.50
Students and Senior Citizens: £1.00
Under 16s: Free


  • Museums Association

Additional info

We regret that due to nature of these buildings (Grade 1 Listed), the museum is not suitable for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues.

Natural history collection of preserved mammals and birds, representing typical examples of native Gloucestershire fauna. Small collection of hand tools that have been used to shape the Gloucestershire countryside (e.g. hedging and ditching tools).

Collection details

Archaeology, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History

John Moore Countryside Museum and Merchant's House
41 Church Street
GL20 5SN


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01684 297174

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