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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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Well worth a visit, interesting artefacts from the Wroxeter dig, if you like Roman artefacts, also... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ann R
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
via mobile
Superb collection, wonderful staff

Shrewsbury castle is over 900 years old. The main building now houses a collection of uniforms... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael H
via mobile
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH, England
+44 1743 258885
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, interesting artefacts from the Wroxeter dig, if you like Roman artefacts, also a nice coffee shop in the building

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shrewsbury castle is over 900 years old. The main building now houses a collection of uniforms, militaria and guns that brilliantly show the history of the Shropshire regiments. There are loads of real gems that the knowledgable and very friendly staff (Collin was a great...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though I was able to get a couple of hours 'amusement' wandering around, this I felt was partially due to me wanting to get my money's worth - £4.50 isn't a massive amount, and I understand that such places take some upkeep, but in truth...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely museum lots of interesting things about the past history of this area and its right by the market indoor and outdoor when you have finished

1  Thank william c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit lots of interesting things, lots of Roman bits plus all sorts of other items. Nice cafe. Free entry but they wave a donation box in your face, Parking in the town is terrible, Use the park & ride.

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good free entry roman museum with avery good cafe on the ground floor and avery good information office .main museum is expensive for what you get.

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As locals visited the museum again today with hubby. As you enter the beautifully restored old Music Hall (dates from 1840), the Tourist Information Centre & shop is on your right. If you walk through the cafe again to the right is the Roman Gallery...More

1  Thank Wasessa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a friend's civil ceremony in one of the rooms at the museum. Lovely intimate venue which seated around 55 people. Decorated in white and cream. A light and airy room.

Thank christineV9417QH
Reviewed 6 August 2017

very well set out- a lot of interesting exhibits, well labeled with good written explanations on the respective cabinet.staff on hand to answer any further questions. would highly recommend a visit

1  Thank Rusty N
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Visited especially to see the Antartic Exhibition, well worth the time, a very well put together and factual exhibition.

Thank DavefromWales
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18 October 2016|
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.
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
7 February 2015|
Response from ShrewsMuseum | Property representative |
Apologies for not replying to your question. The answer is that we are open all year. We are closed on winter Mondays (October to Feb half term) and have limited opening at Christmas and New Year.