As Wrexham prepares to celebrate its first month as a city, in style, we have some more exciting news to share with you!

You may have heard that plans are now progressing to build a brand new Football Museum for Wales alongside a fully revamped Wrexham Museum on Regent Street.

The new ‘museum of two halves’ is going to be a major new national attraction for Wrexham City Centre, celebrating Welsh football, past and present, in all its diversity, alongside an enhanced, first-class venue for discovering the fascinating and eventful story of our region of north-east Wales.

View the plans and meet the team

So you may be wondering: What will these new museums look like? What exciting new features could the building have? What kind of exhibits are going to be on display in the galleries?

You’ll soon be able to find out! A special open day event is going to be held at Wrexham Museum on Tuesday 13th September.

The event will be an opportunity to view large scale, illustrated displays of the design plans for the new museums.

You’ll also be able to speak to the project design team in person, ask questions and offer feedback and suggestions.

This will be family friendly event. The new museums are being designed to appeal to visitors of all ages so we’d love to see as many children and families as possible coming along to come see the plans and let us know what they think!

Public feedback has helped ‘inform latest design plans’

Cllr Paul Roberts, Lead Member for Partnerships and Community Safety said: “The design team have been making great progress with the plans for the new museums so we’re delighted to offer this opportunity for the public to come and view the proposals up close and speak to the team in person.

“Over 500 people took part in the public consultation last year. The feedback received has helped inform the latest design plans and we’ve also assembled a number of specialist and community focus groups who are working closely with us throughout the project.”

“This is a huge development for Wrexham city centre which promises to attract new visitors from around the country and beyond so I hope as many people as possible will make the most of the opportunity to view the plans at this key stage of its development.”

Get involved – where and when

  • The open day event will take place on Tuesday 13th September at Wrexham Museum on Regent Street.
  • There will be two opportunities to attend on the day. An afternoon session from 1.30pm-3.30pm and an evening session from 6pm-8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend either session – or both.

And if the idea of a Football Museum in Wrexham has made you go all warm and fuzzy inside, you won’t want to miss Wrexham Museum’s new exhibition – Shirt Stories: A shirt by shirt history of Welsh Football – opening on 17th September.

You can find out more about the ‘Museum of Two Halves’ project on the Wrexham Museum website.