The Collections Centre
The Collections centre is a research facility for visitors interested in the museum’s collections. The museum has been collecting objects since 1982. The collections include significant social history material, particularly clocks and costume. Industry, particularly the brick, tiles and terracotta industry, is also well represented. A notable recent addition is the Welsh Football collection.
About the Centre
The centre will provide access via dedicated personal computers to the museum’s collections, visitors will then, if required, be able to see a particular object or objects (see exemptions below*).
The nearest car parks are the multi-storey St Mark’s Car Park next door. Please note there is no car parking at the museum. There are three disabled car spaces in St Mark’s Road.
The collections centre is on the first floor of the Satellite building and is accessible to disabled users.
There are toilets available on site.
The museum has its own café: Bwtri Coffee Shop (external link) - coffees, pastries, sandwiches, soups and a range of light meals featuring some of the area’s best food.
Planning Your Visit
The Collections Centre will be initially open to the public on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2pm until 4pm. There is no need to pre-book.
The Museum is within walking distance of Wrexham General and Wrexham Central railway stations.
Please note there is no parking at the museum except for Blue badge holders in St Mark’s Road. Next door there is a multi-storey car park on St Mark’s Road off Regent Street. There is also a pay and display car park at Island Green, less than 5 minutes walk from the Museum.
The Bus Station on King Street is less than a minute’s walk from the museum.
If you have something that you think the museum might be interested in adding to its collections. The Curator will be on hand in the Centre to view prospective museum donations. Please note that publications and archival material should be taken to the A.N. Palmer Centre.
Wrexham Museum’s Acquisition & Disposal Policy
The policy details what a museum will collect both in terms of the geographical area it will collect from, and what type or classes of objects it will aim to acquire. By the same token it also indicates what the museum would not seek to collect e.g. objects or collections without any Wrexham County Borough relevance or artefacts illegally acquired. Finally it sets out policies for the potential disposal of objects from the collection. The policy was last reviewed in 2003 and will be reviewed again in 2008.
* Exemptions to viewing objects
- Please note that not all of the museum’s collections are in storage at the Museum, e.g. large, heavy and bulky objects are not available to view unless on display.
- Visitors should also note that much of the museums collections that relate to the lead, coal, iron & steel industries are stored at Bersham Heritage Centre and not at the museum. Arrangements to view such objects are possible, but only by prior arrangement with Centre staff.
- Objects currently on display are not available to view in the Collections Centre.
- Collections Centre staff reserves the right to deny access to particular objects, for example, if the object is too fragile.
The Satellite building was constructed with the assistance of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.