Shrewsbury Castle

Shropshire Regimental Museum
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The oldest parts of the Castle were built between 1066 and 1074, during the reign of William the Conqueror. There were additions over several centuries. Later, in the late 18th century, Thomas Telford remodelled the interior as a private house. The Castle was acquired by the Corporation of Shrewsbury in 1924 through the generosity of Shropshire Horticultural Society. The Castle houses the spectacular collections of the Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust including pictures, uniforms, medals, weapons and other equipment from the 18th Century to the present day.
The displays include a brief history of the castle through the centuries.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

The Castle has somewhat variable opening hours.

From February 17th to May 23rd it is open 10.30 to 16.00 but closed on Thursdays and Sundays.

From May 24th to September 14th it is open 10.30 to 17.00 but closed on Thursdays.

Sunday opening hours are 10.30 to 16.00.

From September 15th to December 20th 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 22nd to February 15th to allow for essential maintenance work.

Visitors coming from a long distance are advised to 'phone for up-to-date information.

Admission charges

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

Collection details

Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Weapons and War

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.
The Castle Grounds at Shrewsbury

Concert in The Castle

  • 13 June 2015 7-9:30pm

Bands who will be performing are: The Waterloo Band of 7th Battalion, The Rifles; The Band and Bugles of Shropshire Army Cadet Force; The Band of Shropshire Air Training Corps and The Bugles of The Robin Hood Rifles of The Leicestershire Army Cadet Force.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Shrewsbury Castle
Castle Street

Getting there

By car - use town centre car parks (but not the multi-storey). 3 minutes walk from Shrewsbury station.

Additional info

There is no on-site parking. Use town centre car parks (except multi-storey).


Tickets £15 from the Shropshire Regimental Museum on 01743 358516 or Shropshire Army Cadet Force HQ on 01743 231779 ext 20. Gates open at 6pm to view the Regimental Museum. Concert at 7pm. Licensed bar and tea stand. The Museum shop will be open.


Shrewsbury Castle
Castle Street

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