Have you ever wondered what's behind that Velocette motorcycle in the window at the end of Long Street?
Like many other places, Tetbury Police Museum and Courtroom has remained closed through lockdown and in fact hasn't been open since March. Even when lockdown lifts and the new year begins, we just don't have the means to safely invite people into the museum due to the threat of coronavirus.
We're asking for your help to reopen the museum once again to visitors and locals alike to enjoy this local gem.
Who are we?
The volunteer run museum is in the centre of town and tells the story of crime and punishment in Tetbury by focusing on local stories and fascinating artefacts from the long history of the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
The museum is a rare and unique cultural insight into a history of the area rarely told and fun to explore. We provide a focal point for the community and provide an attractive and enjoyable heritage experience to all the visitors to the town.
Schools and Community support
We support schools and groups by offering private tours, and we regularly open up in the evenings for the brownies and scouts. Our mouse trail and cold-case interactive audio provide a fun experience while learning about the town.
We also provide visits to local care homes and we would like to provide more resources for schools and care homes. Our aim is to be a part of the local community and to do our bit for raising people's spirits in trying times.
What are we trying to do?
We're hoping to raise funds to allow us to provide the following and reopen the museum in the Spring:
- An improved entrance area with a smaller desk to make more space for visitors
- A safer one way system in the courtroom using barriers and signage
- New audio recordings of cold cases to expand our collection
- Re-imagined safe tours of the museum
Thank you for your support.