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Market Hall Museum

Description

The headquarters of Warwickshire Museum Service is at the Market Hall, a 17th Century building in the centre of Warwick. Here you’ll find displays on the geology, natural history and early history of the county. Highlights include the Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire (seen at The British Museum’s summer exhibition), the second largest early Roman coin hoard in the country, our live observation bee hive and our famous (tweeting!) Giant Irish deer. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and exciting events throughout the year.

Facilities

The nearest public toilets are located in the Market Square and there are many lovely tea rooms within a very short distance of the museum. The museum houses a small shop which offers a range of gifts to suit all ages.

Visitor Information

We aim to provide a safe and healthy environment for visitors to Market Hall. You can help us by: observing all notices and signs during your visit, ensuring all children are properly supervised at all times, and by following any instructions or advice given by museum staff. The floors at Market Hall are uneven due to their historic nature so we would also ask you to wear appropriate footwear.

Accessibility

Wheelchair access to ground floor with assistance. Unfortunately we do not have a lift to the first floor galleries. BSL signing is available by arrangement for events.

Opening times

  • 10.00am – 5.00pm Tuesdays – Saturdays and Bank Holiday  Mondays (all year round)
  • 11.30am – 5.00pm Sundays (April – September only)
 

Directions

On Foot: Market Hall is located in the centre of Warwick, on Market Place, just alongside the Market Square. By Rail: A direct service from London Marylebone or Birmingham Snow Hill is available from both stations. Warwick Train Station is 0.7 miles walk from Market Hall. Head down Station Road, at the T junction, turn right on Coventry Road. At the cross roads, turn right on to St John’s, talking the middle road up Smith Street, through Eastgate and onto Jury Street (the main High Street). Turn right onto Swan Street, follow the road round to the left and you will eventually see Market Hall ahead of you on the right hand side. By Road: Warwick is near the M40 and A46 trunk road. Parking: There are a number of pay and display car parks around Warwick, as well as metered parking (suitable for short stays) on many of the streets.

 

Address

Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA

E-mail address

Telephone

01926 412501

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