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Oswestry Visitor and Exhibition Centre

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great use of historic building

Went for information, of which there was plenty, but also enjoyed coffee and cake. Fascinating... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hope, United Kingdom
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Lovely historic building, staff knowledgeable about the history of the building and the town. We... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Bury, United Kingdom
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2 Church Terrace, Oswestry SY11 2TE, England
+44 1691 662753
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Reviewed yesterday

Went for information, of which there was plenty, but also enjoyed coffee and cake. Fascinating building.

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Lovely historic building, staff knowledgeable about the history of the building and the town. We went on the guided town walk which lasted for an hour and good value at £2 per person. There is also a small cafe and shop. Visit the upper floor...More

Thank cameronwendy
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Visited for lunch. A bit quirky but that adds to its charm. Good variety on the menu. We all choose The Salmon Fish cakes, which came with homemade chutney and coleslaw plus side salad. Excellent , clearly homemade fish cakes as well, and very tasty....More

Thank Bloke1947
Reviewed 7 June 2018

It is an interesting place to visit as it has a lot of history and was built in 1407 as a grammar school and bought by the town in 1781 to be used as a workhouse and sold in 1808 to be used as a...More

Thank vivEngland
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This is an example of how to run a good tourist information office. Lots of pamphlets, maps and walking guides available. If the local authorities are thinking of closing this place then they need their heads examining.

Thank davout
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We visited the centre whilst walking round Oswestry - had tea and cakes in the cafe - and was told that the council planned to close it! Please sign the petition to keep it open!

Thank andrewj224
Reviewed 6 February 2018

This visitor centre is very interesting and is located in a fabulous old timber framed building with sloping floors and low beams. The staff are very helpful. Currently there are a number of interesting displays and sometimes there are great exhibitions such as seascape paintings...More

Thank graham d
Reviewed 28 September 2017

One learns much by looking and reading the displays...like why it takes three Bailiffs to unlock the common chest with the scrolls and charters within.

Thank DavidCatman
Reviewed 12 September 2017

As the birthplace of Wilfred Owen (the WW1 poet) this town has much to offer. The visitor center staff were most helpful. There were displays of WW1 photographs and artefacts in a very ancient building ( mind your heads & beware of the sloping floors)....More

Thank email249
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The exhibition is rather small, but then so is the building, which I believe to be the old Grammer school. The lady behind the desk was very polite and helpful, just what was needed to start my visit to Oswestry

Thank KevinSadler2364
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