Wrexham Museum will reopen to the public from Monday 17th May.

This will include all the galleries, archives and the Courtyard Café, with Indoor and outdoor seating available.

The new opening hours will be 10am-5pm Monday to Friday, 11am-4pm on Saturdays.

Last admission 30 mins before closing.

As ever, entry to the museum is free.

Lead Member for People – Communities, Partnerships Public Protection and Community Safety, Cllr Hugh Jones, said: “We are delighted to finally be able to welcome visitors back to Wrexham Museum. The museum team have worked hard to ensure visitors can safely explore the galleries, archives and shop and enjoy the fantastic choice of food available in the café.

“We hope to see regular visitors returning to the museum and this is also an ideal opportunity for newcomers to come and experience what’s on offer and find out more about Wrexham’s rich and eventful past.”

Make sure you know about changes to Covid-19 restrictions in Wales

Visiting the Museum

We’ve made a few changes to ensure you can enjoy your visit safely:

  • There will be regular cleaning of key touch points throughout the galleries during the day.
  • There will be hand sanitiser at the entrance to the building. All visitors will be asked to clean their hands on arrival.
  • All visitors will be asked for their contact details to support the government’s ‘Test, Trace and Protect’ programme.
  • We ask that all visitors follow social distancing guidelines, keep a 2m distance and wear facemasks unless exempt.
  • There will be a limit on numbers in the galleries so that social distancing will be possible for all our visitors.
  • We have introduced a one-way system throughout the galleries. Look out for the floor signs for directions.
  • For families, there will be a new children’s trail to help guide younger visitors (and their accompanying adults) during their visit.
  • Admission to the museum and archives is free. Donations welcome.

Courtyard Café

  • There will be a new seating layout and menu in the Courtyard Café, but the same great service and location as ever!
  • Let’s hope for a sunny few months  – you can dine outside if you wish.

What’s on at the museum?

The exhibitions and displays in the museum’s three galleries tell the stories of Wrexham, Wales and the wider world for adults and children…

  • Gallery 1 is the space where you can explore the museum collections and the stories they reveal of Wrexham’s past.. Meet 4,000 year old Brymbo Man; See the Bronze Age Rossett Hoard and watch two specially produced films that explain how the hoard was made nearly three thousand years ago; Sit back and relax in the Hippodrome as you watch films about Wrexham Lager, Wrexham FC and Wrexham’s mining past.
  • In Gallery 2 you still have a chance to see our exhibition, Forgotten Wars: The Royal Welch Fusiliers Around The World
  • Meanwhile in Gallery 3 you can see Back To School: an exhibition chronicling how school locally has changed over the past two centuries through memories, mementos, archives and old photographs.

Toilets

  • Toilet facilities will be available for visitors to the museum, the archives and the cafe. Please ask for the key at the reception desk.

Shop

  • The shop will be open so you can still purchase the usual range of great gifts, cards and books.
  • We encourage the use of contactless payment and ask all shop customers to respect social distancing guidelines.

Archives

  • We recommend visitors to the Archives book ahead owing to space restrictions.
  • Email archives@wrexham.gov.uk or telephone 01978 297 480.
  • Last admission is at 3.30 p.m.

Collections

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