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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: The Square | The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY11LH, England
Phone Number: +441743 258885
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10:00 am - 4:30 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is based in the former Victorian Music...

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is based in the former Victorian Music Hall and 13th Century Vaughan's Mansion. There are five main galleries (Roman, Medieval, Tudor, Stuart and The Shropshire Gallery) and a Special Exhibition Gallery to explore. These tell the story of Shrewsbury and Shropshire from pre-history to the modern day. Facilities include a cafe, Visitor Information Centre and Museum shop.

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Ha very interesting place

I really enjoyed it There was a lot to see and learn. We went last year so there may now be more exhibits. It is in the centre of town so very handy

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed it There was a lot to see and learn. We went last year so there may now be more exhibits. It is in the centre of town so very handy

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ShropsTim, Public Relations Manager at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. I hope you can return to see our new Vikings exhibition. More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff couldn't have been nicer and the venue overall is very impressive. The actual wedding venue room could do with some soft lighting and a few more touches like flowers or photos but overall a lovely venue.

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Shropshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't confuse early reviews with the newly opened museum. The project to convert the Old Music Hall into a museum was fraught with difficulty due to the delicate nature of the adjacent medieval Vaughan's Mansion, the costs escalated and the completion date receded. However it has been well worth the wait. The Roman gallery (free entry) contains some outstanding artefacts,... More 

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ShropsTim, Public Relations Manager at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I hope you can come back for our Vikings exhibition from 8th Feb to 5th June. More 

Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

a nice sized museum and gallery with a varied collection. I can't imagine spending more than a couple hours here, but the time we did was nice.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I'd been meaning to visit for a while - glad I managed to squeeze in a visit between Christmas and New Year! The museum is great, and all the exhibits have clearly been very well considered. The museum covers Shrewsbury's history from prehistoric times through to the modern day. The section on medieval Shrewsbury was fascinating, and the Roman Gallery... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Just had a very pleasant afternoon with my grandsons from Australia.The staff were most helpful and informative.My grandsons really enjoyed the experience.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

very nicley set out sfaff very helpful very well thoughtfully designed very interesting history formerly music hall where good shows held nicely set out cafe with outside seating wonderful clock

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Newbridge on Wye
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

we loved this had a great dinosaur exhibit on and a hunt the dinosaurs hide and seek game throughout the museum too. our trip was nearly ruined by a grumpy horrible women telling my children to be quiet when they were walking about looking in the summer holidays..... to my horror i discovered she was a granny and there with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This recently opened museum has some fascinating relics and tells the history of this area through a number of galleries, starting with Roman times and then on through the ages. My favourite is the Shropshire Gallery which highlights Charles Darwin among other great men, the lost houses of the area, and the famously eccentric 'Mad' Mytton, who is said to... More 

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Cockshutt, shropshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Nice place to visit within the town some interesting exhibits over three floors of what was the old Music Hall

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