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Address: Shropshire Archives Castle Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ, England
Phone Number: 01743-255350
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Gold mine

Shropshire Archives is a treasure trove of information for any genealogist. The only drawback is the battle with Shropshire Council trying to reduce its opening hours. So be sure... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 7, 2016
Tracy B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Shropshire Archives is a treasure trove of information for any genealogist. The only drawback is the battle with Shropshire Council trying to reduce its opening hours. So be sure to check these out before your visit so you make the most of your visit.

Thank Tracy B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

The quantity and quality of Shropshire information, both in breadth and depth, is quite stunning. The staff could not be more helpful, both with beginners and with in-depth researchers.A truly wonderful facility.

1 Thank Martin H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Shropshire archives offers a good range of materials & books for anyone researching their family history. The staff are always very helpful and friendly & are willing to help anyone with a query which they might have.

Thank Christopher W
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

very handy when going family history very warm and comfortable good choice of snacks close to town centre

Thank victorherbertharding
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

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

Thank 70ish
Wales, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank WanderingsAscent
Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 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 

Thank Rhonda E
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 !

Thank Dee P
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank LFHbod
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Beverley H

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