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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

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My wife and I came to Shropshire to learn about where my family originated. The museum was so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Basildon, United Kingdom
So many things happened in Shrewsbury

A stay of 2..3 nights here will give you 2 days of full on touring this remarkable town of my Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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“music hall”(38 reviews)
“roman section”(9 reviews)
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...more
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| The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH, England
+44 1743 258885
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All reviews music hall roman section interesting exhibits special exhibition roman times iron age worth a visit local history on display entrance fee great asset nice place to visit free entry rainy day local area town centre coffee and cake
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came to Shropshire to learn about where my family originated. The museum was so informative, The staff were knowledgable and helpful. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RichG1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stay of 2..3 nights here will give you 2 days of full on touring this remarkable town of my Great Great Great Grandparents before they came to Australia. Stanton is their original settlement. From Roman ruins, Vikings and kings and queens lived here including...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Funfoodfavourites
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are nice and helpful and if you are prepared to read all the script alongside items on display it does take time to go round and makes it interesting but it is small. The artwork is mainly portraits and disappointing. The fee per...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank walkabout99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a little while wandering around the local museum and art gallery and were quite impressed by the exhibits and works of art. Worth a visit on a dreary and wet March day!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Mike J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From Stone Age to the Romans and from Geology to Admiral Benbow this museum has interest for everyone. Informative and multimedia displays convey information in an entertaining way. A little gem not to be missed.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 338MartinC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely setting for this museum and art gallery just at the back of the square. On entering the building you have access to the information centre and shop. Next right you have the entrance to the museum and gallery and straight on leads you to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul F
Reviewed March 8, 2019

This review is about the visitor information centre located in the museum and art gallery. An out of town visitor was in the information centre asking for directions to the cathedral. She was told by the “assistant” that there was nothing much in the cathedral...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank B P
Reviewed March 7, 2019

£4.50 entry fee, although not a fortune, seems expensive when compared to other museums. The premises and exhibits are very smart, but there is no real sense of developing history, with some jumbled up exhibits. The final wall displays giving a timeline on homosexual legislation...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yamdrachir
Reviewed February 18, 2019

We popped into the museum on a whim, and were really pleased to have done so. Incredibly friendly staff and well laid out displays. I learnt a lot about the history of this incredible town and will definitely be back to spend more time reading...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 235elaine
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Two weeks ago I was in London and I visted 5 art galleries and two major museums and didnt have to pay a penny to get in. Yet this museum of old tosh deems itself worthy of charging visitors. To be honest you can see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Ashleigh D
August 16, 2018|
Response from je757 | Reviewed this property |
Some sections are free...some exhibitions are pay in...look at their website for up to date info. Great cafe and shop.
karen r
February 6, 2018|
Response from foxbat | Reviewed this property |
I would not think so
October 18, 2016|
Response from ShrewsMuseum | Property representative |
The cost for 4 adults is 4 x 4.50 = £18. Enjoy your visit. There are concessions for seniors, children and students.