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“Go if you can”

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
Ranked #7 of 82 things to do in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 prominent local history in our Shropshire gallery. These tell the story of Shrewsbury and Shropshire from pre-history to the modern day. As well as it's five main galleries, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery also has a temporary exhibition gallery. Making this gallery its' home until Sunday 17 September is Antarctica: Life in a hostile land which allows you to explore the amazing human relationship with the most hostile continent on earth through Sir Ernest Shackleton and Captain Scott mementos, virtual reality at Halley VI in Antarctica and much, much more! Accessible to all, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is able to illuminate your senses through displaying local and national heritage in a wide range of exciting ways. Fine art from the collections has been included throughout the galleries. Facilities include a café, Museum shop and Visitor Information Centre.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Go if you can”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We turned up a little too late to spend time in the museum (go earlier than 4pm!) but the views from the turret were fabulous!

Visited February 2013
2 Thank Conniebob
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lots of History”
Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

One has to cisit the castle when in the area. Its full of interesting things and an excellent history lesson.

1 Thank Dotty D
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Watford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Such a special place.”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Right in the centre of the town you will find this quite stunning old castle. It houses the museum of the local county army regiment which has a comprehensive collection of items. We found the the stairs a bit difficult as there are no lifts. Nice garden outside too.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank James S
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Shrewsbury castle”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Excellent tourist attraction for Shrewsbury, they have a lovey room there for weddings, there is also a miltary museum, lovely grounds and facilities. Well recommended

Visited August 2012
1 Thank simbaShrewsbury
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St Helens
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Our perfect wedding”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

My partner and I chose to get married @ Shrewsbury Castle and I cannot thank the staff enough! They were brilliant. They were not too involved and just told us exactly all we needed to know! On the day itself they made it flow perfectly. The setting is so, so perfect and the sunshine just put the cherry on top!

The only downside is the amount of guests it holds, but other than that it is a brilliant setting for a wedding ceremony and it's worth not inviting some people! They are very accomodating and the other guests can stay outside and you can serve drinks, just perfect! Thank-you.

Visited September 2012
Thank EllsStHelens
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