Shrewsbury Castle & Shropshire Regimental Museum

Attraction in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Contact Details

Tel: 01743 358516

Web: www.shrewsburymuseums.com

Email: shrewsburycastle@shropshire.gov.uk

Postal Address:
Castle Street
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 2AT

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Description

The original Shrewsbury Castle was built in timber by the Norman Roger de Montgomery, in about 1070.

What survives today is a red sandstone construction, mainly dating from the reign of Edward I when a rebuilding and strengthening programme was initiated. Over the years the castle lost its defensive significance and fell into a state of decay but the main building was restored by Thomas Telford in the 1790s and retains rare examples of his work as an interior designer.

The castle was captured by Parliamentarians in 1645 and was eventually surrendered to the crown in 1660, once Charles II was restored to the throne. The king then granted Shrewsbury Castle to Sir Francis Newport of High Ercall in 1663. The castle remained in private hands until 1924 when it was acquired by the Corporation of Shrewsbury (Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council), who undertook a process of restoration and opened the castle to the public in 1926. Today Shrewsbury Castle houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum including spectacular collections of pictures, weapons, uniforms and other memorabilia from the 1700s to the present. If you head up to Laura's Tower built by Thomas Telford, you'll be standing on the original motte, the site of the first Norman castle.

Admission to the Castle grounds is free and all Children, Students, Shrewsbury Residents and members of the Shropshire regiments are admitted free to the museum. 

Prices

Type Price Details
Adult £3.00
Child £1.00 Under 5's free
Concession £2.00

Opening Times

Spring opening hours:

Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat 10.30am to 4pm

Monday 16th February 2015 until Sunday 24th May 2015

NOTE open Easter Sunday 5th April 2015 10.30am to 4pm

Summer opening hours:

Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat 10.30am to 5pm. Sun 10.30am to 4pm

Saturday 25th May 2015 until Sunday 13th September 2015

Autumn opening hours:

Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat 10.30am to 4pm

Monday 14th September 2015 until Sat 19th December 2015

Winter closure from:

Monday 20th December 2015

Re-open to the public Monday 15th February 2016

Adults £3.00, Concessions £2.00, Children and Students £1.00, under 5’s free.

 

 

Facilities

Picnic Site Groups Acepted Min group size Max group size Toilets Guided Tours Available for Groups Educational Visits Accepted Ramp/Level Access Toilets for Disabled Visitors Guide Dogs Permitted Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted

Directions

From A5/A49 j'n follow signs for Meole Brace, then follow signs for Town Centre. At second roundabout turn left & continue to follow Town Centre signs. Over English Bridge & up Wyle Cop, following one-way system. Turn right onto Barker St. At traffic lights turn right onto Smithfield Rd. Stay in right hand lane and follow signs to Raven Meadows Multi-Storey Car Park. The Castle is on Castle St by the railway station and five minutes walk from the car park.

Contact Details

Tel: 01743 358516

Web: www.shrewsburymuseums.com

Email: shrewsburycastle@shropshire.gov.uk

Postal Address:

Castle Street

Shrewsbury

Shropshire

SY1 2AT

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