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Tewkesbury Heritage Centre

An award winning heritage and visitor centre, born out of a 17th century building, lovingly restored, renovated and enhanced.

The two upper storeys incorporate interactive displays, games, information panels and much more.

Tewkesbury Heritage Centre allows the visitor to contemplate life in the 17th century and explore the town's fascinating history.


The John Moore Museum

In this unique row of 15th century timber framed buildings you can learn about the countryside with our natural history collection, and delve into the past in the Tudor Merchant's House.

One part of the Museum commemorates the work of author and conservationist John Moore and also tells you about different types of wild creatures, their lifecycles and habitats.

Just a few doors away is the Merchant's House, which has been restored and furnished to show the construction of a 15th century shop and dwelling. You can hear voices from the past and present with our audio guides and explore our Tudor character boxes.


Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum

This unique museum in the Victorian Town Hall has two themes. The Folk Collection shows the history and heritage of the ancient town of Winchcombe and its people with displays, historic items and much local and family history information.

The Police Collection shows British and International uniforms, both historic and modern, helmets, badges, truncheons and other equipment. Children welcome, free activity sheets and there is a small shop.


Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

The GWR is an all-volunteer run steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds.

Since 1981, the volunteers have restored over 12 miles of line, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock.

In addition to a scheduled service, the GWR hosts a number of galas, enthusiasts' events and events for all the family throughout the year, including our popular Santa Specials, Fish and Chips specials and dining trains.


Further away

Birdland Parks and Gardens

Birdland is a natural setting inhabited by over 500 birds; flamingos, pelicans, penguins, cranes, storks, cassowary, and waterfowl can be seen on various aspects of the water habitat.


Cotswold Farm Park

Home to Britain's most comprehensive collection of rare breeds of British farm animals.

The Cotswold Farm Park is very much a working farm, with plenty of activities for the youngsters, including rabbits and guinea pigs to stroke, lambs and goat kids to bottle feed, piglets to meet, seasonal demonstrations (lambing, shearing or milking), farm safari ride, two mile Wildlife Walk and play areas both indoors and outside.


Cotswold Falconry

A collection of over 90 birds of prey, flying demonstrations of eagles, owls, hawks, and falcons, breeding aviaries, owl wood, hawk walk and gift shop.

We will let you get really close to the birds giving you a chance to appreciate their speed, grace and agility.

Our aim is to show you the natural behaviour of these birds, leaving you with a lasting impression after seeing a falcon swoop, the long slow beat of an eagle, the silent flight of an owl and the quick alertness of a hawk.


Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection

Awarded Visitor Attraction of the Year by the Heart of England Tourist Board, the museum has a wonderfully nostalgic atmosphere. It is the home of Brum, the much-loved children's television character.

The vehicles and motoring memorabilia are displayed alongside cameras, gramophones, picnic boxes, tea sets and caravans.

We also have a marvellous toy collection featuring pedal cars, aeroplanes and hundreds of die cast models. Also an activity road show aimed at young children with brass rubbing, feely boxes, giant jigsaws and much more.


Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

One of Oxfordshire's top venues and one of the most beautiful wildlife attractions in the country.

It is a superb mix of animals, landscaped parkland and gardens appealing to all ages.

Many of the animals are rare and endangered, visitors can walk through the Madagascar enclosure with free-roaming lemurs and see meerkats, penguins and tropical birds in the exotically landscaped Walled Gardens.