Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
4.5
Art Galleries • Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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judijam
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Would have visited but….
May 2021 • Couples
We would have liked to visit if only the guy on the reception desk could be bothered to get off the phone and even acknowledge our presence. We walked in, scanned the covid app, stood there, he carried on chatting (didn’t sound like work either) so we went off to look at the museum but they wouldn’t let us in without a ticket, (even though it is free…go figure) so went back, stood there again. He was still chatting, didn’t make eye contact or indicate in any way. So we left. Basic customer service sadly lacking.
Written June 11, 2021
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Hello and thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to learn that you did not receive our usual friendly and warm welcome here at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and will investigate your complaint. We send our apologies and please do visit us again. Best wishes from the museum team.
Written June 16, 2021
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MKMapman
Milton Keynes, UK1,518 contributions
A good county museum with an excellent Roman section
May 2021
This is an excellently laid out museum focusing on Shrewsbury and Shropshire. the Roman section on the ground floor is especially good, with some excellent find from Wroxeter and a couple of good video displays. Among the artefacts, look out for the bronze discharge from a Roman centurion, and the Wroxeter silver mirror.

Upstairs the displays are a little more mixed, but I liked the geology one, that also included a (non-fossilised) mammoth bone, and among the artworks the two images of Coalbrookdale by William Williams. . I was slightly disappointed though that Thomas Telford's odometer, used to measure road distances, was tucked away in a corner and nearly missed it.

There's also a very good cafe downstairs, which can be accessed without an admission ticket.

At the time of writing (June 2021) admission is free, but they ask if you can book a ticket fr either a morning or afternoon visit.

Recommended.
Written June 5, 2021
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Thank you for your comments and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thomas Telford’s adometer is awaiting new signage so it can be located easier! Best wishes from the museum team
Written June 17, 2021
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Dan H
3 contributions
Lovely Christmas 2020 treat
Dec 2020
Lovely atmosphere, nice Cafe, friendly staff.
Me and my family booked to visit on Sunday the 27th and it was really nice to see and very informative.
Written January 8, 2021
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Anita
Scunthorpe, UK1,179 contributions
Interesting local museum.
Oct 2020 • Couples
Good museum with a well laid out selection of exhibitions.
The one way system for Covid is a little unclear in places and families will be disappointed that the hands on exhibits can't be used due to the virus.
For me the buildings were as interesting as the contents.
Written October 29, 2020
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Alliohna
286 contributions
Did not enjoy
Oct 2020
Came to meet up with friends in the cafe, due to covid restrictions had to eat outside in the open space at the back, no heaters available, it was a chilly afternoon (end of October!) and I was absolutely frozen, I could not enjoy my food at all. It wasn’t clear in the beginning how do we order our food so we sat waiting for someone to come and take our orders but no one came, so we went back in to check. It turned out that we needed to order at the counter. I didn’t like the place.
Written October 28, 2020
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jonesyboy27
224 contributions
Disappointed
Oct 2020 • Family
Currently Shrewsbury is a mess trying to park a nightmare roads closed wanted to use park and ride discounted due to Covid.
Whilst the visit tithe Roman exhibition was free very small not engaging for kids age 5-9 an older child may find it interesting feel this needs to have interactive exhibits.we decided to leave as not certain that the other floors would be worth the time and expenditure.
With the general hassle to book find and park best avoided
Written October 25, 2020
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ClaireLouise
Derbyshire, UK188 contributions
Roman, medieval sections inc artworks.Lovley and well organized
Oct 2020 • Solo

Well organized to ensure safety to walk around.
Well worth a visit.
Roman and medieval sections.
Very informative.
Free but recommended booking via their website
Written October 4, 2020
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Fr Andrew Benet
Abermule, UK398 contributions
Cafe excellent
Sep 2020 • Friends
Never been here before, only came to meet friends in the cafe but think now I will take a look around the museum soon.
I must say the cafe and staff are all excellent, outstanding even.
A covered area is also outside in case you feel happier there. It’s counter ordering service and then delivered to the table. Very efficient and excellent value.
Written September 24, 2020
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WestonTiger1962
2 contributions
One of our favourite museums
Sep 2020
A must see whenever we are in Shrewsbury. Great exhibits and narrative, plus enjoyable one off exhibitions, a very good reflection of the historical significance of the town. Excellent cafe as well.
Written September 20, 2020
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Andrew L
Leigh, UK3,220 contributions
Fab history
Sep 2020 • Solo
Free museum in the centre of town with some fascinating exhibits. Very covid safe and staff all v polite when directing folk. Loved the Roman room with all of the exhibits including a cleaver and the Shropshire hoard. Some stunning roman grave markers. Also loved the maps and models showing medieval Shrewsbury. Great resource right in the middle of town. Will go back.
Written September 5, 2020
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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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