A day spent in Oswestry Town looking at museums and galleries will give a totally diverse view of the town, ancient and modern.
Oswestry’s industrial heritage comes to life down at the Cambrian Railways Heritage Museum. Both the museum and the original station building next door offer a glimpse of the Cambrian Railways Company built by one of Oswestrys’ great characters, Thomas Savin. This gunpowder enthusiast went on to become mayor of Oswestry in 1866 – maybe council meetings were more explosive when he was in the chair?
More history of Oswestry Town can be found in the Town Museum which is in the old magistrates’ court in the Guildhall on Bailey Head. The timeline there takes you from the building of Old Oswestry Hillfort 3000 years ago to more recent events such as the development of the world famous Orthopaedic hospital founded by Agnes Hunt and Robert Jones.
In recent times Oswestry and The Borderlands have become a magnet to artists and their work is celebrated in the galleries in town. Begin your visit at Oswestry Visitor & Exhibition Centre, this wonderful building has ever changing exhibitions and showcases local artists, browse through and then have a cuppa in the beautiful courtyard. You’ll find more about Wilfred Owen here too.
Want to see more? Qube brings exhibitions from all over the country and loves to showcase new art. The Willow Gallery hosts work by local artists and many events throughout the year from wine tastings to live music and workshops.
For all the events and exhibitions in Oswestry and the Welsh Borderlands go to our events page.