What’s there to see
The Heritage Centre is packed with displays of the fascinating history of Tewkesbury – using one of our media players, you will meet Mr Bartholomew Read (who used to live here in the 17th Century), who will introduce you to his own life and times. He used to run a hat shop from the building and you can learn all about his trade and life. The guides are packed full of useful information, and are easy and fun to use. You will learn about the Battle of Tewkesbury from 1471 which is displayed in a fun and interactive way plus much more about the past times of Tewkesbury. It’s all free to enter so is a fun and cost effective way of spending your free time.
During your visit you can also have a go at embossing a medieval coat of arms with our embossing machine or play battle top trumps. You can try on hats and helmets and dress up in medieval outfits – all great fun for the kids and adults too.
The Heritage Centre is an exquisite example of a 17th Century home and shop. After painstaking restoration, this lovely building will take your breath away as a stroll through the airy rooms allows you to slip back through time and gaze out at the town as life goes on around you.
There are also discovery sheets, trails and activity workshops taking place throughout the year – see our latest events section for what’s on too.