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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Not totally satisfied

£4.50 entry fee, although not a fortune, seems expensive when compared to other museums. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
An informative and worthwhile afternoon

We popped into the museum on a whim, and were really pleased to have done so. Incredibly friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“music hall”(38 reviews)
“roman section”(9 reviews)
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...more
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| The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH, England
+44 1743 258885
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All reviews music hall roman section interesting exhibits special exhibition roman times iron age worth a visit local history on display entrance fee great asset free entry local area rainy day town centre coffee and cake member of staff
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is about the visitor information centre located in the museum and art gallery. An out of town visitor was in the information centre asking for directions to the cathedral. She was told by the “assistant” that there was nothing much in the cathedral...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank B P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

£4.50 entry fee, although not a fortune, seems expensive when compared to other museums. The premises and exhibits are very smart, but there is no real sense of developing history, with some jumbled up exhibits. The final wall displays giving a timeline on homosexual legislation...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yamdrachir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped into the museum on a whim, and were really pleased to have done so. Incredibly friendly staff and well laid out displays. I learnt a lot about the history of this incredible town and will definitely be back to spend more time reading...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 235elaine
Reviewed 14 February 2019

Two weeks ago I was in London and I visted 5 art galleries and two major museums and didnt have to pay a penny to get in. Yet this museum of old tosh deems itself worthy of charging visitors. To be honest you can see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

We decided to visit here on a spur of the moment, £4.50 each to enter seemed a fair price. The museum itself was well thought out, informative and had some great interactive parts. The staff, especially a young man with glasses and hearing aid (we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank clairej477
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Warm welcome from the staff and a happy time learning more of the fascinating history of the people who make up the town

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Marcus G
Reviewed 3 January 2019

I visited this quaint museum in November. It is full of local history, including Charles Darwin, who grew up in Shrewsbury. The staff were smiling, helpful and explained that I could choose a short viewing or the full museum for slight.y higher cost. So I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Christine R
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely wedding in a lovely setting, it was held upstairs overlooking the museum. The service was lovely and staff were very accomodating. I wish we'd hard more time to visit the museum though I'm sure we'll return another day.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank PycletParlour
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Historic Shrewsbury has a great deal to offer, among its gems is The Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Z D
Reviewed 16 November 2018

The museum is in the music hall, only a few yards from the Old Market Hall in the centre of Shrewsbury. I paid last year to see all the museum, which at that time had a fascinating exhibition about the Last Samurai. On that occasion...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank PeteWLaw
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Ashleigh D
17 August 2018|
Response from je757 | Reviewed this property |
Some sections are free...some exhibitions are pay in...look at their website for up to date info. Great cafe and shop.
karen r
6 February 2018|
Response from foxbat | Reviewed this property |
I would not think so
18 October 2016|
Response from ShrewsMuseum | Property representative |
The cost for 4 adults is 4 x 4.50 = £18. Enjoy your visit. There are concessions for seniors, children and students.