Northgate Museum

Attraction in Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Contact Details

Tel:01746 711486

Web: www.bridgnorthmuseum.org.uk

Postal Address:

Northgate

Bridgnorth

Shropshire

WV16 4ER

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Description

Town Museum housed in the historic Burgess's Hall above Northgate containing a range of interesting artefacts reflecting the history of Bridgnorth and its people.

The Museum

Visit the Northgate Museum in Bridgnorth. Packed full of treasures, the museum should be the first stop for anyone wanting to discover the history of the town and local area. From an Edwardian till, to a model of Trevithick's Steam Engine, the museum's collection will interest the whole family, both young and old..

The museum is open from April to October every year:

Saturday 1.30pm - 4pm
Sunday 11.00am - 4pm
Bank Holidays 11.00am - 4pm

During the School Holidays, the museum is open every day:

11.00am - 4pm, except Saturday 1.30pm - 4pm

Entry to the museum is FREE, but donations are welcomed. The museum is run and managed by volunteers from the Bridgnorth and District Historical Society, which founded the museum in 1951.

Visits by groups of 12 or more including schools are welcome at other times by appointment. Please contact the Museum Manager.

The Building

The museum is housed in the historic former Burgesses Hall, situated in the building which spans the roadway and forms the arch of the Northgate. Although rebuilt during Victorian times, it is the last gatehouse of five original gatehouses still to survive.

The Collection

Bridgnorth's Northgate Museum has nearly 4,000 objects in its collection. The earliest object on display at the museum dates back to the Bronze Age. Other objects on display include:

  • Coat of Arms
  • Edwardian Till
  • Insurance Firemarks
  • Working l7th Century Turret Clock
  • Coracle
  • Cottage Type Hand Loom
  • Victorian Pram
  • Cameras
  • Local Pictures and Prints
  • And many other Local Artefacts

Museum's Website

www.northgatemuseum.org.uk

Planning a visit

Finding the museum in Bridgnorth is straightforward. The Museum is at the North end of the town's High Street. If you stand with the Town Hall (the half timbered building in the middle of the street) behind you, you will see a large sandstone building which straggles the road. This is Bridgnorth's Northgate and home of the museum.

Access to the museum is via steep stone steps, which may not be suitable for people with mobility problems or young children. Toilet facilities are not available, although the volunteers on duty will be able to direct you to nearby conveniences.

Prices

Type Price Details
Adult £0.00 Free. Donations welcome
Child £0.00 Free. Donations welcome
Family £0.00 Free. Donations welcome

Opening Times

Day 1st April 2009 - 31st October 2009
Monday 11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13:30 - 16:00
Sunday 00:00 - 00:00
Bank Holidays 13:30 - 16:00

Facilities

Groups Acepted Marketed towards families Educational Visits Accepted

Accessibility

Self-Assessed Mobility Level 1

Note: Establishments may self assess themselves for accessibility. You are strongly advised to check directly with operators if you have specific access and mobility requirements.

Directions

From the junction of the A5/A458 (S) Shrewsbuy take the A458 south to Bridgnorth. Before Bridgnorth turn left on to the B4364 Ludlow Road. Turn right on to Westgate, follow the road and turn left on to Northgate. The Museum is at the North end of the town's High Street.

Contact Details

Tel: 01746 711486

Web: www.bridgnorthmuseum.org.uk

Postal Address:

Northgate

Bridgnorth

Shropshire

WV16 4ER

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Disclaimer

The details displayed on this page are copyright protected to Shropshire Tourism and are correct at the time of publication. Shropshire Tourism would like to advise all visitors to check prices & opening times with the venue prior to traveling in case of changes that might have occured since the publication of this page. Whilst Shropshire Tourism endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and Shropshire Tourism does not accept any liability for error or omission. The directions above are for planning purposes only and should be used alongside a general roadmap or satnav system. Variables such as road/construction works, traffic, weather conditions etc may cause alterations to the route.

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