Local Information

Food and Drink:

There are no cafe or restaurant facilities at the Museum due to the restrictions of its Grade 1 listed status. However, there are a number of great places to eat and drink very close by. Food and drink may be eaten in the Castle Grounds, which are ideal for picnics, but not in the Museum itself. Please remember to dispose of your litter responsibly. Barbecues are strictly forbidden in the Castle Grounds.

Other local places of interest:

We are really lucky to have some important and useful places close by.

Shropshire Archives are just over the road from us, and we share archive material relating to the Regiments. You can find them here: https://www.shropshirearchives.org.uk/

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is a short distance away in the Market Square. Re-opened at the old Music Hall in April 2014, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery tells the stories that make Shropshire unique through its’ amazing galleries: Roman Gallery, Shropshire Gallery, Medieval, Tudor and Stuart Galleries and the Special Exhibition Gallery. Visit them here: http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/

Sabrina Boat offers Daily Boat trips: The popular 45 minute daily boat trips run every day from 11-4pm on the hour. As Sabrina gently sails around the river Severn loop enjoy live commentary, table service and a fully stocked bar serving snacks and hot, cold  and alcoholic drinks. Disabled access, on-board toilets, and dogs welcome. You can even buy your boat tickets at the Museum for a discounted price. Find out more here: https://www.sabrinaboat.co.uk/

You can also hire the boat privately – find out how here: https://www.sabrinaboat.co.uk/private-hire/hire-calculator

Jailhouse Tours took over Shrewsbury Prison in 2015 and is considered the world’s most interactive prison tourism company. They offer visitors an authentic Georgian, Victorian and modern-day prison experience, led by ex-prison officers with a wealth of experience and time ‘served’. Find out more here: https://www.shrewsburyprison.com/

Wroxeter Roman City – Discover urban-living 2,000 years ago at Viriconium (Wroxeter) – once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Wander the remains of the bathhouse and explore a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii. Discover the daily lives of the people who lived here with the audio tour and through their objects – found here and on display in the museum. Visit https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/wroxeter-roman-city/ to find out more.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is about 18 miles south from Shrewsbury. This Historic Working Farm offers a fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century, as farm life unfolds daily and the land around is worked by heavy horses. There are daily demonstrations of period skills and visits from the Wheelwright, Farrier and Blacksmith, providing a picture of life as it might have been on a Victorian country estate. More here: https://www.actonscott.com/historic-working-farm

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