Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

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County Buildings Regent Street
LL11 1RB

Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives was originally the barracks for the Royal Denbighshire Militia; later the building became the town's police station and court house. The museum has recently been completely refreshed and redesigned to meet the expectations of the twenty-first century visitor. The museum has three galleries: the main gallery is a family friendly space which introduces visitors to the history of Wrexham and displays some of the star items in the museum's collection. Gallery 2 is a dedicated space for exhibitions based on the treasures of the National Museum of Wales and the National Library of Wales. Gallery 3 is where you can enjoy our programme of temporary exhibitions which explore our border heritage. The Collections Centre offers visitors a chance to see those objects not on display (separate opening times). The Archives is the place where you can research your family tree or delve into the history of your neighbourhood. Overall we offer a great visitor experience for everyone who wants to discover Wrexham's varied heritage and the collections held in the museum and the archives. To complete the perfect visit, have a browse in the museum shop and then sit back and indulge yopurself at the stylish award winning Bwtri Coffee bar and bistro!

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm Saturday: 10.30am - 3.00pm Last admission: 30 minutes before closing. Closed Bank Holidays and Sundays.


FREE. Donations Welcome.

Travel directions:

The museum is on Regent Street in the centre of Wrexham. Wrexham General and Wrexham Central Railway Stations are both less than ten minutes' walk away. The bus station on King Street is even closer as the Museum building faces the bus station. There is car parking at the St Mark's Road multi-storey car park next to the Museum. There is a pay and display car park at Island Green, behind the Museum and 5 minutes' walk from the museum entrance. Look out for fingerpost signs around the town pointing you towards the museum.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Facilities information:

Wrexham Archives and Local Studies Service collects and preserves any kind of record that relates to the history of the County Borough and tells us about local people, places, businesses and societies. Records are available for everyone to consult free of charge at the AN Palmer Centre.


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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