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Oswestry Town Museum

The Guildhall Bailey Head, Oswestry SY11 1PZ, England
+44 1691 680241
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Exploring Oswestry via the Town Museum

A worth visiting museum at the top of the town - gives the history of the area from prehistoric man... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
abanthonywah327
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Passed a quarter of an hour one Friday at about 10.30 am.

There was a volunteer curator on duty when I noticed that this museum was open (not every day... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2017
Cantelo
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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The Guildhall Bailey Head, Oswestry SY11 1PZ, England
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

A worth visiting museum at the top of the town - gives the history of the area from prehistoric man to the present day. Run by volunteers who also organise activities outside of the museum, - life in the trenches for example at nearby Park...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

There was a volunteer curator on duty when I noticed that this museum was open (not every day). Although he was not talking to me, he did provide an insight into the unlikely significance of Oswestry in English history. Of course, when you think about...More

Thank Cantelo
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

If the two flights of stairs aren't too much then the museum is well worth it. It offers a history of the town, from prehistoric to 20th Century, all nicely displayed and very informative

1  Thank KevinSadler2364
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

A rather small museum, but interesting for half an hour walk round, helpful staff, free entrance and a clean toilet!

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

The museum was interesting but really needs better organisation. We found the aeroplane parts display interesting but it needs a better story.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

I came here with my grandparents who live in Oswestry. It has a really eclectic mix of exhibits, which I found really interesting. The volunteers who run the place were super friendly, and there's only a request for a donation, no entry fee. But the...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We were wondering round town and spotted a sign for this and thought we would pop in for a look and were so glad we did. What an interesting array of objects and information. All different aspects of Oswestry's history are on display, from war...More

1  Thank kazzzy67
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

A great local museum, giving you a good taste of the history of the town from fossils, to local sporting achievements, history of conflicts local people had fought in, and a good overview of the town history Difficult to find and poorly sign posted but...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Spent an enjoyable half hour here, range of things to see. The volunteer who was there was very helpful and friendly worth a visit

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

An interesting random collection of curiosities with relevance to the history of Oswestry. Admission is free as it is a self funded museum run by enthusiastic volunteers. For the fitter there are five flights of stairs to surmount, for the less able there is a...More

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mandy010
17 September 2016|
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Yes it is we have had a number of wheel chair visitors take the lift from the ground floor by reception
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