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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

| The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH, England
+44 1743 258885
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Shrewsbury's hidden gem!

I always come to the museum when I visit Shrewsbury. It is a fun and informative museum, perfect... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lunaandcat
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Chester, United Kingdom
Very interesting museum

We were caravanning near Shrewsbury and it was a very wet day so we decided it would be a good idea... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vivEngland
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Located in the old Victorian Music Hall and 13th Century Vaughan's Mansion, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery offers a family friendly museum experience that brings to life the Roman, Medieval, Tudor and Stuart eras as well as sharing some of the most prominent local history in our Shropshire gallery. These tell the story of Shrewsbury and Shropshire from pre-history to the modern day. As well as it's five main galleries, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery also has a temporary exhibition gallery. Making this gallery its' home until Sunday 17 September is Antarctica: Life in a hostile land which allows you to explore the amazing human relationship with the most hostile continent on earth through Sir Ernest Shackleton and Captain Scott mementos, virtual reality at Halley VI in Antarctica and much, much more! Accessible to all, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is able to illuminate your senses through displaying local and national heritage in a wide range of exciting ways. Fine art from the collections has been included throughout the galleries. Facilities include a café, Museum shop and Visitor Information Centre.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH, England
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+44 1743 258885
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I always come to the museum when I visit Shrewsbury. It is a fun and informative museum, perfect for young and old. They have many visiting exhibitions that are hands on and a must see for children!

Thank lunaandcat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were caravanning near Shrewsbury and it was a very wet day so we decided it would be a good idea to be nice and dry while wandering around the museum. It was well worth the £4 each we paid as Seniors. The building is...More

Thank vivEngland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I didn't do the whole of the museum but were very impressed with the Roman artifacts on the ground floor - which is also free to visit.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

There was a special exhibition of Lego(TM) models being used to illustrate points and features in history which initially drew us into visiting this attraction. This was good in itself with tower building challenge and also free form model making and constructed vehicle racing also...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We live in "The Loop" of the River Severn and therefore have lots of cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs on our doorstep. Lucky us! This is one of the best places for coffee and cake since they usually have quite a selection of cake and...More

Thank Judith G
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Visited here for the first time mainly to see the Lego exhibition with my son. The exhibition was good but as it was raining, it was extremely busy in the Lego sections and really hot, which ruined the experience slightly. The rest of the museum...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I had some time to fill whilst waiting for an appointment, so I spent that time in this venue. There are some interesting displays on Roman and Civil war Shropshire.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

As locals we visited the museum again today to see the Lego Exhibition "Brick History - a journey through the pivotal moments in world history". The exhibition is good if you have young children and need something to keep them occupied on a rainy day....More

1  Thank Wasessa
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Although ‘locals’ we had never visited the museum before so decided to go today before the end of the Lego exhibition currently displaying in the museum. One off entrance fee of £4.50 per adult (you can buy a yearly pass if you wish for £25...More

Thank Nicholas A
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

As well as visiting the gallery for its exhibitions I always visit when I am in Shrewsbury for the cafe and gift shop. The staff are always friendly and there is always lovely cake on offer. The morning papers are free to read. What a...More

Thank JEl000
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karen r
6 February 2018|
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Response from foxbat | Reviewed this property |
I would not think so
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sandrajunewelland
18 October 2016|
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Response from ShrewsMuseum | Property representative |
The cost for 4 adults is 4 x 4.50 = £18. Enjoy your visit. There are concessions for seniors, children and students.
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heather1960
6 September 2015|
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Response from ShrewsMuseum | Property representative |
Do you mean the grounds of Shrewsbury Castle? They are open later than the Regimental Museum and I will find out exactly what times they close. Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery only has an outside courtyard. Best wishes, Tim... More
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