Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Outside view of Wrexham Museum building
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Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives was originally the barracks for the Royal Denbighshire Militia; later the building became the town's police station and court house. The museum has recently been completely refreshed and redesigned to meet the expectations of the twenty-first century visitor.

The museum has three galleries: the main gallery is a family friendly space which introduces visitors to the history of Wrexham and displays some of the star items in the museum's collection. Gallery 2 is a dedicated space for exhibitions based on the treasures of the National Museum of Wales and the National Library of Wales. Gallery 3 is where you can enjoy our programme of temporary exhibitions which explore our border heritage. The Collections Centre offers visitors a chance to see those objects not on display (separate opening times). The Archives is the place where you can research your family tree or delve into the history of your neighbourhood.

Overall we offer a great visitor experience for everyone who wants to discover Wrexham's varied heritage and the collections held in the museum and the archives. To complete the perfect visit, have a browse in the museum shop and then sit back and indulge yopurself at the stylish award winning Bwtri Coffee bar and bistro!

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 3.00pm
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
Closed Bank Holidays and Sundays.

Admission charges

FREE. Donations Welcome.

Getting there

The museum is on Regent Street in the centre of Wrexham. Wrexham General and Wrexham Central Railway Stations are both less than ten minutes' walk away.

The bus station on King Street is even closer as the Museum building faces the bus station.

There is car parking at the St Mark's Road multi-storey car park next to the Museum. There is a pay and display car park at Island Green, behind the Museum and 5 minutes' walk from the museum entrance.

Look out for fingerpost signs around the town pointing you towards the museum.

Additional info

Wrexham Archives and Local Studies Service collects and preserves any kind of record that relates to the history of the County Borough and tells us about local people, places, businesses and societies. Records are available for everyone to consult free of charge at the AN Palmer Centre.

Archives and Local History of Wrexham and the Borderlands. Highlights of the collection include:Brick, Tiles & Terracotta collection from local manufacturers, Clocks made locally, Bakelite ware collection and the Welsh Football Collection. For more information on collections,please contact the Curator.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

People and Places - The Royal Welch Fusiliers

  • 26 February 2016 — 4 February 2017 *on now

Explore the eventful history of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and the regiment’s links to Wrexham in a special display in the main gallery. Look out for some wonderful objects never before on public show.

Loaned by the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum Trust, RWF CT Cymraig.

Museum Opening Times:
Monday - Friday : 10am - 5pm
Saturday : 11am - 4pm
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE ENTRY - donations welcome

Website

http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage

Touched by Greatness: The Story of Welsh International Football

  • 10 June 2016 — 3 June 2017 *on now

Timed to coincide with Wales’s first appearance at an international football finals since 1958, this exhibition chronicles the heroic endeavours of the Wales’s greatest footballers. The right of a Wales team to exist has often been questioned and its stars refused permission to play, however, the team has become one of the unifiers of Wales and its star players – John Charles, Ian Rush, Ryan Giggs and Gareth Bale, some of the most famous Welshmen in the world. The eventful story is told through the artefacts and archives of the Welsh Football Collection.

Museum Opening Times:
Monday - Friday : 10am - 5pm
Saturday : 11am - 4pm
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • Welsh

Admission

FREE ENTRY - donations welcome

Website

http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage

The Last One Standing: The Tale of Bersham Colliery

  • 12 December 2016 — 22 April 2017

On December 18th 1986, the last tub of coal was wound to the surface at Bersham Colliery. With the closure of the last pit in the Denbighshire coalfield, a centuries-old tradition came to an end. This exhibition tells the story of coal mining through the history of one pit, that although often threatened with closure, outlasted many larger and more modern collieries. In association with the North Wales Miners Association Trust.

Museum Opening Times:
Monday - Friday : 10am - 5pm
Saturday : 11am - 4pm
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • Welsh

Admission

FREE ENTRY - donations welcome

Website

http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage

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.

Seasonal Stories

  • 19 — 20 December 2016 2-4pm

Make a Christmas craft to take home and listen to local published author and story teller, Fiona Collins. Ages 5 year +.
Drink and biscuit provided.
Advanced booking & payment essential

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£5 per child
Call 01978 297460

Website

http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage

Getting there

The museum is on Regent Street in the centre of Wrexham. Wrexham General and Wrexham Central Railway Stations are both less than ten minutes' walk away.

The bus station on King Street is even closer as the Museum building faces the bus station.

There is car parking at the St Mark's Road multi-storey car park next to the Museum. There is a pay and display car park at Island Green, behind the Museum and 5 minutes' walk from the museum entrance.

Look out for fingerpost signs around the town pointing you towards the museum.

Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives
County Buildings
Regent Street
Wrexham
LL11 1RB
Wales

Website

www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/heritage/wrexham_museum.htm

E-mail

museum@wrexham.gov.uk

Telephone

01978 297460

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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