I went to this museum in February - admission was free but one of the major galleries was being refurbished, so I didn't get to see the full collection.
Like many local museums, the collection was quite eclectic but the centrepiece was clearly the Roman artefacts, which are found on the ground floor. These provide an interesting and detailed introduction to the city's Roman heritage, with separate cabinets covering everything from tiles and jewellery to tableware and weapons.
Upstairs there were galleries with collections of paintings and silver. The museum also links to 20 Castle Street, a townhouse featuring rooms decorated in a variety of historical styles. When I was there, there was also an exhibition of 1950s dresses.
The staff are friendly and helpful, and I found this a good place to spend a couple of hours.
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