Shropshire Regimental Museum

Shropshire Regimental Museum
Shrewsbury Castle




01743 358516

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Shropshire Regimental Museum

The Regimental Museum was established in 1985 and is housed in the mediaeval border fortress of Shrewsbury Castle.

The Castle houses the spectacular collections of the Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust including pictures, uniforms, medals, silverware, weapons and other artefacts from the 18th Century to the present day.

There is also a Modern Army display (including information on The Rifles), items from the collections of the Lords Lieutenant of Shropshire and a history of the Castle itself.

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Opening hours


From February 16th to May 24th it is open 10.30 to 16.00 but closed on Thursdays and Sundays.

Note: Open Easter Sunday 3rd April, 10.30 to 16.00


From May 25th to September 13th it is open 10.30 to 17.00 but closed on Thursdays.

Sunday opening hours are 10.30 to 16.00.


From September 14th to December 19th it is open 10.30 to 16.00 but closed on Thursdays and Sundays.

Winter closure

The Castle will be closed during the winter period from December 20th to February 14th to allow for essential maintenance work.

Admission charges

Adults: £3
Concessions: £2
Children and students: £1
Under 5's and former members of the Shropshire Regiments: free

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Waterloo200 lecture by Gareth Glover

  • 22 May 2015 From 7pm

History it is often said is written by the victors. Gareth Glover will explain how Britain and Europe came to believe very different versions of the battle as this truism becomes very complicated when no less than four nations are the victors, all of whom pedal their own versions of the battle. Napoleon’s supporters have also worked tirelessly over the past two centuries to absolve him for any responsibility for the defeat, whilst the Royalists worked just as hard to blame him for everything! Add the influence of novelists, poets and even singers, all of whom have actually altered our understanding of the battle and you can see that the ‘accepted’ history of the battle is now a jumble of truths/half truths/myths and downright lies. With the emergence of over 500 new eyewitness accounts in the last decade, much of our understanding of the campaign has been changed and it is high time that the plain unadulterated truth was allowed to see the light. Gareth Glover will steer us through this minefield to gain an understanding of the ‘honest’ facts. The talk encourages high audience participation, leading to lively debate, previous audiences have found it both extremely informative and very entertaining!

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


£10 Standard ticket
£7 Friends of the Museum ticket