Ludlow Museum
Ludlow Museum
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Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Discover a wonderful selection of exhibits taking you through Ludlow’s rich history. From its fossils, the ancient Bitterley hoard, artefacts from Ludlow’s medieval church and castle, elegant Georgian Ludlow, and exhibits depicting Ludlow at War and Peace.
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  • Ann W
    15 contributions
    Very well worth a visit
    The museum is a delight. It is full of interest and very well-laid out. The lady on duty was very friendly and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about the locality. The museum is in a very good location, right in the centre of Ludlow, but not obvious. Just ask someone if you can't see it; we did. From inside there is a beautiful view along Broad Street, which definitely deserves its reputation as one of the loveliest streets in the country.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 19 January 2023
  • Julie
    Blakedown, United Kingdom1 contribution
    A hidden gem of a museum
    This is a lovely museum full of very interesting artefacts there are areas of the museum that have interactive phones with so many interesting facts. The ladies there are very knowledgable and extremely friendly. I would definitely recommend a visit, what a bargain at only £1.20 per person
    Thank you for taking the time to review our little museum. Your feedback is really appreciated! We can't wait to see you again soon :)
    Written 19 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 November 2023
  • Delta J
    1 contribution
    A treasure box of local history and the gateway to all-things Ludlow
    I love visiting Ludlow and never miss the opportunity to return to the Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross. There is so much to see that I find something new every visit. And such charming staff to welcome you and curate the collection. Very child-friendly. The exterior is very photogenic both from the 'front' of the Buttercross where you will find an elevator inside and the 'back' where you can enter via winding stairs beyond the old blue door under the brick archway in the close behind. I'll include my exterior pictures and save the treasures inside for you to discover. The entire area is packed with wonderful shops, restaurants and pubs plus the famous Ludlow Market, Castle and St Laurence church. You'll enjoy the museum's well-documented exhibits and audio records. The views of Ludlow from the upper windows of the Buttercross are excellent. Ludlow museum is a true gateway to the treasures of Ludlow. Please enjoy it as often as you can and share your experiences here. D.Jones
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about our lovely little museum. Your review is really appreciated and we can't wait to see you again :)
    Written 19 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 November 2023
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Delta J
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Solo
I love visiting Ludlow and never miss the opportunity to return to the Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross. There is so much to see that I find something new every visit. And such charming staff to welcome you and curate the collection. Very child-friendly.

The exterior is very photogenic both from the 'front' of the Buttercross where you will find an elevator inside and the 'back' where you can enter via winding stairs beyond the old blue door under the brick archway in the close behind. I'll include my exterior pictures and save the treasures inside for you to discover.

The entire area is packed with wonderful shops, restaurants and pubs plus the famous Ludlow Market, Castle and St Laurence church. You'll enjoy the museum's well-documented exhibits and audio records. The views of Ludlow from the upper windows of the Buttercross are excellent.

Ludlow museum is a true gateway to the treasures of Ludlow. Please enjoy it as often as you can and share your experiences here.
D.Jones
Written 18 November 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about our lovely little museum. Your review is really appreciated and we can't wait to see you again :)
Written 20 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie
Blakedown, UK1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is a lovely museum full of very interesting artefacts there are areas of the museum that have interactive phones with so many interesting facts. The ladies there are very knowledgable and extremely friendly. I would definitely recommend a visit, what a bargain at only £1.20 per person
Written 17 November 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to review our little museum. Your feedback is really appreciated! We can't wait to see you again soon :)
Written 20 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ann W
15 contributions
Jan 2023
The museum is a delight. It is full of interest and very well-laid out. The lady on duty was very friendly and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about the locality.

The museum is in a very good location, right in the centre of Ludlow, but not obvious. Just ask someone if you can't see it; we did. From inside there is a beautiful view along Broad Street, which definitely deserves its reputation as one of the loveliest streets in the country.
Written 19 January 2023
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Beverley P
Blackpool, UK129 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Well worth a visit, not very big but very interesting. We spent about an hour looking and reading all about the displays.
Written 2 July 2022
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poultonian
Blackpool England19 contributions
May 2022
My wife and I were holidaying in Shropshire and decided to visit the Museum whilst visiting the Ludlow Collector's and Flea Market and it was well worth the visit. Although small there is a wealth of local history on display. We passed a very interesting hour learning about Ludlow's past with very helpful input from the lady in charge on the day, and all for the meagre sum of £1.10 each. Don't miss it!
Written 10 May 2022
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Marcus G
Stroud, UK337 contributions
Jan 2022
There are two small rooms with insightful displays and the most wonderful view of Broad Street. It won't take you long but is worth the time spent to appreciate the town. Warm welcome too.
Written 2 February 2022
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Mark W
3 contributions
Oct 2021
My family discovered this museum during a weekend stay at Ludlow and we were all very impressed with the varied and skilfully presented collection of artefacts spanning antiquity to the early 20th century, all of which are tastefully staged under sympathetic lighting with concise descriptions and tasteful graphics. As a keen numismatist, I was particularly spellbound by the hoard of gleaming English Civil War coins in a mint state of preservation. The lady curator is a very knowledgeable and personable host who explained the background of the exhibits and answered a multitude of questions. What a rewarding way to spend a few hours while exploring this picturesque and historic town!
Written 14 October 2021
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waldorf53
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,420 contributions
Sep 2021
A nice little museum giving a taste of the local history. Currently free entry although they encourage donations. I’d have given more if they accepted debit/credit cards.
Written 27 September 2021
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Diana
1 contribution
Sep 2021
Delightful little museum housed in a beautiful building with a stunning view. Thoughtful exhibits tell just a tiny slice of Ludlows history. Adults and children alike can happily while away some time here. Don't miss it.
Written 12 September 2021
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GoingGuide
Nottingham, UK1,201 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Hidden gem, even though it's in the heart of Ludlow. Set in a couple of upstairs rooms overlooking one of the main streets of Ludlow. Gives a very detailed display of the changing town over the centuries: from medieval to the 19th century. A clear explanation of the industries of the town and the buildings that can be seen today, the structure the shape of the town centre. All for free, though donations are warmly received. Well worth a visit.
Written 20 August 2021
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