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Address: Shropshire Archives Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ, England
Phone Number: 01743-255350
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Very good archives

I have visited quite a few archives in England and a couple in Scotland and Shrewsbury is very good one lots of material and books and when you need original material it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have visited quite a few archives in England and a couple in Scotland and Shrewsbury is very good one lots of material and books and when you need original material it is brought quickly. The staff are very helpful

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It amazing what the family historian can find at the archives. You leave your bag/coat in a locker (£1 coin refundable needed). You also need a pencil because pen and ink is not allowed. There is plenty to keep you occupied without going into the secure part of the archives, (you need to take proof of identity and have a... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was visiting with a friend as she was trying to find a part of her family who we couldn't research from Australia. John who works there went beyond the call of duty to help her find her family. It took a couple of hours, but now she knows more about her family. Thank you so much as her Dad... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had a lot of help from friendly staff but we had not brought enough information to go ahead. Best to phone in advance and take required identification. Lots of interesting books to browse for ages !

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Shropshire,UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Check the opening times before you go as it isn't open everyday to the public, but if you have specific enquiries about historic Shropshire the folks here are ready and willing to help

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our party of seven happened upon the Abbey on our walk from hotel into town. It was on our pre-planned of things to do and see but we were totally underprepared for the greeting we received. There is a real presence in this place, a real sense of being surrounded by a cloud of saints, a tranquillity that is so... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The staff need to be praised first, because without them most of us would wander aimlessly for the full visit to the Archives. They have been helping me in my never ending search for family for a long time. Whether in person or by email, they always deliver. And if the search is probably going to be hopeless, they usually... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

For those of us into amateur genealogy of Shropshire this is a little gem. Really helpful staff who are run off their feet because of staff cuts. Even has a nice little side room for drinks and locker storage.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We're pursuing family history, and the people at the Archives Office (over 3 different days, so 3 different sets of staff) were universally supportive and ready to help us understand things we hadn't fully appreciated at first. When it came to finding the hidden bits - especially since we were on a tight timetable - they went out of their... More 

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Shropshire,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

LOvely librarian gave us a fantastic tour and produced all sorts of historic documents of relevance. But there are also lots of reference materials whcih are useful for finding historical information - even going back before the Normans!

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