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Shropshire Archives

Shropshire Archives Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ, England
01743-255350
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Ranked #18 of 30 Attractions in Shrewsbury
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Shropshire,UK
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Kingswinford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Excellent search facilities and can get a day pass easily. Having family from the area there is so much to follow up that when I go next time I shall go for the 5 year pass. Staff wonderfully helpful and if you do have any connection with the area, well worth a visit

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Brilliantly helpful staff with encyclopaedic knowledge of local history, thank you so much for your help with my research it was so useful.

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Shrewsbury,
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Very helpful staff, good resources. be aware that it is not open every day

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UK
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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Having visited Shropshire Archives to research family history I was looking forward to viewing the wonderful location, the building is set behind the beautiful Town Library in Shrewsbury. However once in, a very glum and rude woman behind the desk barked orders at me in a regimental fashion and was of no help whatsoever. I feel Shropshire Council may wish... More 

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