Oswestry Town Museum
Oswestry Town Museum
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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One_of_the_BOFs
Cheltenham, UK7,258 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Recently re-opened, this quaint local museum is worth a visit if you have some time to while away. Run entirely by volunteers and primarily donated display items, it does give some interesting insights to aspects of local history. Free to visit - but donations are obviously much appreciated.
Written July 30, 2021
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Christine G
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Mar 2023
Some houseguests and I went to Oswestry Town Museum last week. A very eclectic and interesting collection. My guests were delighted with the ear trumpet collection and I was interested to learn more about the local orthopaedic hospital. The couple who run the museum were very helpful and friendly. This museum is a real delight to visit, I am looking forward to taking my grandsons in the next school holidays. Would highly recommend a visit for anyone spending time in Oswestry.
Written March 6, 2023
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Friendlypers0n
Oswestry, UK152 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
What a gem this is little museum is. Very varied and interesting artifacts over 3 rooms one of which was the original magistrate court for oswestry. Entrance is free. The museum is run by volunteers who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They offer work experience within the museum to Year 10 students from the local secondary school. The building that the museum is housed in is in itself a splendid listed edifice that is very impressive. Lovely way to spend a few hours.
Written February 23, 2020
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Shan W
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Jan 2016 • Couples
The museum has 3 rooms on the top floor of the guildhall & is free! It's a lovely building, worth a visit in its own right & the museum also has the old magistrates court which I think is quite cool!

I've been a few times, the staff are always v friendly & willing to help, seeking out visitors & introducing themselves.

There's a good range of exhibits on the history of Oswestry & a little bit about some of the surrounding villages if I remember right. I always find something of interest to look at.
Written January 27, 2016
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noorcaughley
Shrewsbury, UK1,466 contributions
Nov 2014
This small museum is tuckedýý away on the top floor of the Guildhall, which is to be found within a few yards of Oswestry Castle & the market. There is a lift as the museum now occupies the rooms which were the Magistrates Court. The museum has only been open for a couple of years & it totally relies on the goodwill of a small team of volunteers. The museum is gradually developing & putting on more displays which can be a struggle for them. Staff are
helpful & informative. It is a delight especially for local people.
Written November 30, 2014
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Roger M
Manchester, UK81 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Interesting collection of items to look at staff very helpful .Several rooms to go round .
Large old building in the main square easy to find .
Written April 8, 2019
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abanthonywah327
Welwyn Garden City, UK13 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
A worth visiting museum at the top of the town - gives the history of the area from prehistoric man to the present day. Run by volunteers who also organise activities outside of the museum, - life in the trenches for example at nearby Park Hall, and interactive activities for children both inside the museum and around the town.. The staff are closely involved in projects around the area i.e. The Oswestry Festival, The Tannat Valley Railway,the local paralympic champion and much more .....
Open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Wheelchair accessible via lift, disabled toilets.
Written March 21, 2018
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Cantelo
Shrewsbury, UK41 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
There was a volunteer curator on duty when I noticed that this museum was open (not every day). Although he was not talking to me, he did provide an insight into the unlikely significance of Oswestry in English history. Of course, when you think about it, as a border town ,this is not too surprising but he provided a useful reminder. The actual exhibits - even allowing that it is quite a full and representative collection - are not exactly excitingly displayed however.
Written December 25, 2017
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Amy B
London, UK2,494 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
I came here with my grandparents who live in Oswestry. It has a really eclectic mix of exhibits, which I found really interesting. The volunteers who run the place were super friendly, and there's only a request for a donation, no entry fee. But the really exciting thing was when we found some information on my great-granddad!
Overall, this hidden gem is well-worth a visit.
Written June 18, 2017
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Snapplegrape
United Kingdom386 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Not a great deal to see and not very interesting. Lots of stairs up to see it but there is a lift all be it very small.
Written August 31, 2016
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Oswestry Town Museum is open:
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM