Wrexham County Borough Museum

Wrexham, United Kingdom

Wrexham County Borough Museum was a former militia barracks and later a police station and Magistrates' court. The museum focuses on the history of Wrexham and the wider County Borough area. Touring national and local exhibitions are also featured at the museum at various events. The museum houses a Courtyard Cafe and a shop. 

The museum contains three exhibitions, described as 'galleries'. Gallery One is focused on the archaeology and social history of Wrexham County Borough. Gallery Two is centred on various collections of Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales and the National Library of Wales. Gallery Three is used for various other programmes, including touring exhibitions in the museum for a limited period.

Notable collections in the museum relating to aspects of the local history include: Wales Football collection, the local coal, iron and steel industries, and the brick, tile and terracotta industry.



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Founded: 1996
Category: Museums in United Kingdom


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User Reviews

Martin Edwards (14 months ago)
Lovely little museum with tasty coffee and friendly staff. Loved it!
Mark Pollard (14 months ago)
Interesting exhibit and nice coffee shop. They could make it clearer that it is a museum and library. I want sure until I walked into the forecourt. No tickets required.
Nanceys Cano (17 months ago)
Quaint Museum with lots of interesting information and memorabilia.
John Bashford (3 years ago)
Great little museum in Wrexham that gives you an insight to it's local history and heritage. There was a small display of Welsh football with Wales legend John Charles golden boot and Aaron Ramsey's No.8 Wales shirt. Nice displays about the Acton dog and links to Roman history. It has a children's room, cafe and toilets. Some rooms are a little dark and make it difficult to photograph the displays.
PoppyWales.Cymru (4 years ago)
A regular visitor to this fabulous museum with rotating interesting exhibitions and its free entry. The cafe is a must too with a good selection at a reasonable price. It's my go to place when ever I visit Wrexham for a large good pot of tea!
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