has safely landed!
and can be viewed at Winchcombe Museum from the 1st September 2021
Monday to Friday -10 am to 1 pm
Saturday -10 am to 4 pm
Discovering the Winchcombe Meteorite - The Wilcock's story
Read and watch the story of the initial reaction to the amazing WINCHCOMBE METEORITE.
Preparing the Winchcombe Meteorite Exhibition
Small in stature, mighty in Scientific importance
Experts from the Natural History Museum previewing the Winchcombe Meteorite Exhibition
'Our museum seeks to encourage and promote further interest, understanding and involvement in the historical heritage of Winchcombe and the surrounding area through its unique collections and archives for the benefit of both the local community and visitors.'
Due to the continued restrictions imposed because of the corona virus unfortunately the museum must remain closed.
However, during this very difficult time that we find ourselves in, we aim to retain some form of normality to our everyday lives. So, as we are unable to actually open the museum to you as visitors, we decided to take the museum and some of its more important and interesting items and collections directly to you via our new 'virtual' website and other ‘social media’ platforms.
Keeping the Museum 'Open'
During the past months, we have been highlighting on our ‘Virtual Museum’ pages some of these through a collection of photographs, text, downloadable documents and where appropriate some audio and video. We hope that in some way this compensates for you not being able to visit us at the moment.
We will continue to do this whilst the current situation exists.
We have such a lot to show you that we have created a 'virtual museum' where you can see the monthly updated presentations'.
Looking to the Future
We have very ambitious plans for the future of the museum. These starred with the glazing in of the undercroft area in 2020. This development enabled us to create a new entrance to the museum through an improved visitor centre, we also incorporated a new passenger lift to enable those who couldn't manage the stairs to access the main display areas on the first floor as well as new 'disabled washroom' facilities.
The museum team are now working on the complete transformation of the main area with new and improved
displays, video and interactive displays.
The current 'Virtual Page'
is all about the
World War 1 Red Cross Hospital - just click the link to view
Return of the Town Guided Walks
After an absence of more than a year and a half, these popular
Sunday Guided Town Walks will return at the end of June.
(Covid situation permitting, of course.)
These short free walks are led by local people who are keen to share some of the history of the town and their enthusiasm for this special place. They are for anyone, visitor or resident, who is interested in the fascinating history of Winchcombe – from ancient Saxon Borough to WW2 and the present day. They are short and easy: designed to be accessible to all, 1–1¼ hours, less than a mile, all on pavements or hard surfaces around the town centre.
This season there will be walks running from Sunday 27th June to Sunday 12th September; and we will be able to offer our usual 2 walks each Sunday starting at 11am and 2.30pm.
They will start from the forecourt of the Town Hall/Museum if dry or from the bus shelter by the War Memorial on Abbey Terrace if wet.
There is no need to book.
Posters will be displayed in various locations around the town.
For further information contact:
All the Town Guides are very much looking forward to welcoming
visitors once again!