A major new attraction is coming to Wrexham town centre – and we need your help to develop and design it!
Wrexham Council, in partnership with the Welsh Government, are undertaking a major redevelopment of the Wrexham Museum building to create a joint Football Museum for Wales and Wrexham Museum located on one site. The museum will recognise the importance of football in Wales and secure Wrexham’s place as the spiritual home of football in Wales.
New museum will ‘tell the story of football in Wales’
The new Football Museum is planned to be a major new attraction for Wrexham town centre, drawing visitors from all over the country and beyond. It will aim to tell the story of football in Wales, from the clubs, communities and supporters across the country, all the way up to the national teams and their historic achievements.
Wrexham Museum will be bigger and better than ever
The Football Museum will sit alongside new galleries exploring the history of Wrexham, that could include the stories of its prehistoric residents told through archaeological evidence, the Roman period, medieval times, the struggles and challenges of the age of industry, the wars of the modern era, and how people of Wrexham have lived, worked and socialised up to the present day through the collections held in trust by the museum.
We need you!
To help us develop and design a museum which meets the needs of visitors and communities across Wales, we would like to hear your views. You can help by answering the questions in this survey.
The survey responses will be used to inform the development of both Wrexham Museum and the new Football Museum for Wales.
An exciting time for the town
Councillor Hugh Jones, Wrexham Council’s Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “The Football Museum project continues to make good progress and we’ve now reached the stage where public consultation on the design phase can begin in earnest. We want to gather views from as many people as possible, not only traditional museum visitors but also people who don’t usually visit the museum, and of course anyone interested in the new Football Museum project.
“The responses to this survey will be discussed with the project design team and will be hugely important in helping to inform the early proposals for this major new attraction town centre attraction – a Football Museum for Wales side by side with a revamped and refurbished Wrexham Museum.”
Dawn Bowden, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport said: “Our unique history and culture brings many visitors to Wales. We are determined to do all we can to help our tourism, sports, creative and cultural industries recover from the experience of the pandemic and thrive in the future. We hope the proposed football museum and galleries will help attract many new visitors to Wrexham and support the local economy at what is an exciting time for the town.”
‘Football is about the fans’
The Football Museum project has already drawn interest from a few well known names of the Welsh game, including Ian Walsh (18 caps and 7 goals for Wales).
Ian said: “I think the new football museum for Wales project is fantastic and very exciting. This is especially so for me as it is based in Wrexham where I had one of the proudest days in a Welsh shirt beating England 4-1!!
“Football is about the fans and it is a great opportunity for them to have their opinion moving forward!”
The survey should take no more than 10 minutes. Your answers will remain confidential and will only be used to inform the early proposals for the museum.
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