We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Market Hall | Market Place, Warwick CV34 4SA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1926 412501
Website
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

The Museum, celebrates the stories of Warwickshire and its people and has...

The Museum, celebrates the stories of Warwickshire and its people and has been refurbished thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and with the support of heritage, natural history and community groups from across the county.

Explore our new galleries, discover treasures from Warwickshire’s collections and archives, and enjoy a tour of this historic, landmark building reimagined for our next generation of visitors.

New accessible technology has been integrated into the museum and a themed approach that focuses on ‘Made Here, Getting Here and Living Here’ has been adopted.

The refurbished gallery reflects the life and times of Warwickshire from ancient times to the present day.

The visitors’ route starts on the ground floor, featuring Warwickshire’s most recent history, from the birth of the museum in 1836, to the present day.

The exhibits include examples of locally manufactured items, collections that people have made, modern wildlife and iconic pieces from the Museum’s collections including the iconic Giant Irish Deer skeleton, a full-sized replica of the Wilmcote Plesiosaur skeleton and the Warwickshire Bear. There is also have a small cinema showing short films on local life and events.

The first floor covers the period from the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons in Warwickshire to 1836 and elsewhere visitors will also explore Warwickshire’s Roman roots and even the unique remains of a Warwickshire dinosaur.

Visit the Cafe and shop

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 81 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Good museum

Situated in the centre of Warwick. The museum opened on Saturday and was very busy. We returned Wednesday to see the dinosaur exhibit outside. Our 6 year old grandson enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
glynis j
,
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 79: English reviews
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this Saturday on route to the market. I waited until a week after opening to avoid the crowds and WOW you would think it was a completely different museum! The atmosphere was vibrant and the staff welcoming. I was glad to see the bear and tapestry have been given pride of place and the new interactive displays add a... More 

Helpful?
Thank FrillsNotThrills
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently attended the museum on opening with my family. There is something for everyone, of particular interest were the bees situated in the museum, don't worry no chance of being stung, and also the Warwickshire bear! The cafe offers a great range of refreshment with helpful staff and the gift shop is nicely laid out with some nice souvenirs... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jamie B
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Reopened a couple of weeks ago ., apparently updated and renewed How boring !! Really felt let down So little to see, poorly displayed and no real feel of how Warwick had grown or what's happened in the last 100 years or so Seems loads of money spent on visual terminals .. but will NOT be returning They'd even taken... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ian m
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I used to come here when I was a child, I live in Warwick and was really looking forward to this museum re-opening. The building itself is in the centre of Warwick and absolutely beautiful. Entry is free but donations welcome. The presentation of everything is fantastic, the content relevant and interesting. The focus is on natural history and Warwickshire,... More 

Helpful?
Thank travelwithme_2016
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
156 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated in the centre of Warwick. The museum opened on Saturday and was very busy. We returned Wednesday to see the dinosaur exhibit outside. Our 6 year old grandson enjoyed going inside the dinosaurs tummy for the very amusing and interesting demonstration. He made a mask and dinosaur. There is a disabled toilet and the live bees were very good.... More 

Helpful?
Thank glynis j
HeritageCultureWarks, Marketing Coordinator at Warwickshire Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review. Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and our half term activities. Sorry that some of the interactives are currently not working but we are looking at these and they should be working by next week so come and visit us again soon. More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

£1.5m well spent on this beautiful star attraction in Warwick. Museum opened again on Saturday after a total refurbishment which included a disabled toilet and a cafe which serves tasty cakes, sandwiches, coffee and unusual teas. All the old attractions are back: the bees, Oisin the deer and of course the Warwickshire bear. Lots of activities this week for the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ben-2004
HeritageCultureWarks, Marketing Coordinator at Warwickshire Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you again soon. More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
133 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rather cramped - if any pushchairs or mobility scooters it is difficult to get around on the ground floor. Used to be general history of the county - now concentrating on natural history with minimal local historical displays/information. Used to have a model of the town before the great fire - seems to have gone. Small cafe and shop. Considering... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AandVK
HeritageCultureWarks, Marketing Coordinator at Warwickshire Museum, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review. The last few days have been busy with visitors and events and at times it has been cramped to move around the ground floor but there is more space downstairs now. We also now have a lift to the first floor so the museum is fully accessible. The Warwick town model needs some conservation and... More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seen a lot of advertising telling us that at last the museum was re-opening on 18th February (half term) so we went over the following day to discover it wasn't opening on Sundays until April !! At least a dozen of us were hoping to go in when we got there - why have a big re-opening and... More 

Helpful?
Thank 52Sue60
HeritageCultureWarks, Marketing Coordinator at Warwickshire Museum, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review. We are sorry that you had a wasted journey. The Museum's opening hours are displayed on our website. We are currently open Tuesday to Saturday's and from April to September on Sunday's too. We have managed to secure the same hours of opening as before the redevelopment and free entry even with further council spending... More 

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
122 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lot to see in this small museum in the heart of Warwick town. This is an deal place for children with plenty of prehistoric fossils and the famous Sheldon tapestry. Our favourite was the see the honey bees performing for us upstairs. There is now a small cafe which serves coffee, tea, sandwiches and a nice selection of... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Roy S
HeritageCultureWarks, Marketing Coordinator at Warwickshire Museum, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review. Glad to hear you had a good time, the bees are always a favourite with our visitors, hope you spotted the Queen. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
449 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We went to Warwick and walked past this. I had visited this place in the past but as it is currently closed for refurbishment you currently can't visit it

Helpful?
Thank David A
HeritageCultureWarks, Marketing Coordinator at Warwickshire Museum, responded to this review

Hi David, the museum is currently being refurbished as we have secured a heritage lottery grant. We are due to open later on in the year. Our other museum in Warwick, St John's House museum is open. More 

Travelers who viewed Warwickshire Museum also viewed

 
Warwick, Warwickshire
 

Been to Warwickshire Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Warwickshire Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?