About the museum

A very rich collection of artefacts, displayed on 3 floors in the mediaeval border castle in Shrewsbury.  It covers the history of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and the County’s Artillery, Yeomanry, Militia, Volunteer and Territorial units. Exhibits include pictures, uniforms, medals, silverware, weapons and other artefacts from the 18th Century to the present day. There is also a Modern Army display (including information on The Rifles), items from the collections of the Lords Lieutenant of Shropshire and a history of the Castle itself. Admission is free to all ex-members of the regiments represented and their families.


King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry), King’s Light Infantry, 53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot, 53rd Regiment of Foot, 85th King’s Light Infantry, 85th (Bucks Volunteers)(The King’s Light Infantry), 85th (Bucks Volunteers) (Duke of York’s Own Light Infantry), 85th (Bucks Volunteers)(Light Infantry) Regiment, 85th (Bucks Volunteers) Regiment of Foot, 85th (Westminster Volontiers) Regiment of Foot, 85th Light Infantry Regiment or Royal Volontiers, Crauford’s Regiment of Foot, Shropshire Rifle Volunteers, Shropshire Militia, Shropshire Artillery Volunteers, Shropshire Royal Horse Artillery, Shropshire Yeomanry.


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times


10.30am - 4pm, closed Thursdays and Sundays.


10.30am - 5pm, closed Thursdays.


10.30am - 4pm, closed Thursdays and Sundays.

Mid December to mid February


Please check museum website for exact dates


Adult: £4.00
Child: £1.00
Concession (senior / students): £3.00

Groups: by appointment


The Castle, Castle Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2AT

Tel 01743 358516


Visiting Advice

In Shrewsbury town centre, close to all major town car parks and only 100 yards from main bus and railway stations.