Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle
Castle Street
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 2AT
England

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01743 358516

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01743 358411

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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 grounds are open Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Admission charges

Free

Please see the Shropshire Regimental Museum page for more information about opening times and prices.

Collection details

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

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Heritage Open Days 2014: Shrewsbury Castle & Shropshire Regimental Museum

  • 14 September 2014

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. A prize exhibit is the baton of Admiral Doenitz, captured in 1945.

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.

The oldest parts of the Castle were built between 1067 and 1074, during the reign of William the Conqueror and, gradually rebuilt in stone, it became a major border fortress in the Middle Ages. After the conquest of Wales by 1300, the Castle fell into disrepair but in the late 16th century it was revived to become a domestic residence.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/shrewsbury-castle-shropshire-regimental-museum

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