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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: | The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH, England
Phone Number:
+44 1743 258885
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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. Autumn/Winter 2016/17 Exhibition 'Heavenly Lights' - the untold story of Shrewsbury stained glass artist Margaret Agnes Rope - open until 15th January 2017. See website for Christmas/New Year opening hours.

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Two hour round trip well worth it.

This museum is very interesting for both adults and children. There are plenty of "interactive" items to stimulate the imagination for all ages. Exhibits have been well presented... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Taunton, United Kingdom
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is very interesting for both adults and children. There are plenty of "interactive" items to stimulate the imagination for all ages. Exhibits have been well presented and properly explained. This museum illustrates the importance of the town throughout the ages very well.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went with my 3 years old, she totally enjoyed it. They had a special nursery rhymes display and a mouse hunt which kept my little one busy and happy.

Thank Sunshine_sk
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is well worth a visit, but it's a shame there is a £4.50 charge. I was under the impression entry to all museums was free! Perhaps I'm a little out of touch.

Thank Thelawnbowler
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting and varied museum, let down a little by the poor range of food in the cafe. Good souvenir shop.

Thank LynetteMin
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a lovely little museum and well worth a visit it tells the story of the roman influence on the area the staff were very helpful and informative we really enjoyed browsing this museum

Thank keith c
birmingham england
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery offers visitors lots to browse. It covers the history of Shrewsbury and Shropshire from earliest times. You can view the Roman period free, the rest of the museum is yours for the cost of a ticket and takes you on an interesting journey, there is usually a special exhibition too. The cafe is outstanding with... More 

Thank vandasin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent on local history. Concise, helpful and informative labelling together with well displayed artefacts and useful illustrations add up to an interesting and rewarding visit.

Thank Walton17
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, please be careful looking at photos and reading reviews of this venue. Some people have muddled it with the Shropshire Regimental Museum based in Shrewsbury Castle. They are two different museums, although you can get a joint day ticket to see them. Shrewsbury Museum is behind the Market Hall in the old Music Hall, it moved there... More 

Thank Bamb00zled
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If we had been visiting for the weeken we probably wouldn't have visited the museum. It was situated in lovely grounds with an attractive floral approach. The castle isn't your traditional medieval display but a military museum, stashed with medals uniforms and all sorts of militaria. It may not be of interest to families with small children

Thank taramayacus
Pickering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

This is a museum and art gallery with exhibits of local interest,fossils and acheaology along with rural life and paintings. All mixed up, we wanted only to view the art but you have to pay an all in fee.

Thank kevin d

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