Wrexham Museum to close temporarily as part of redevelopment project

Wrexham Museum, Café and Archives will be closing temporarily for a short period as part of the ‘Museum of Two Halves’ redevelopment project.

The project will see the creation of a new Football Museum for Wales alongside a fully refurbished Wrexham Museum in the current museum building on Regent Street in Wrexham – a major new national attraction for Wrexham City Centre.

The temporary closure in August will allow some initial work to be carried out. Full redevelopment work is due to start at the end of the year.

The Football Museum and refurbished Wrexham Museum are expected to open in 2026.

Full closure dates

  • The museum galleries will be closed from Friday 4th August and will reopen from Saturday 12th.
  • The Courtyard Café and shop will be closed from 2.30pm on Friday 4th August and will reopen from Saturday 12th August.
  • Visitors will not have access to the galleries on the 4th August – just the café and shop until 2.30pm.
  • The Archives search room will be closed from Friday 4th August and will reopen from Monday 14th August.

Great progress being made

Cllr Paul Roberts said: “We are now seeing some great progress being made in the development of this major new attraction for the city centre. As well as the building work, we’ve also now appointed activity planners for the project, our team have started running football heritage tours in Wrexham, and our football museum engagement officers have been working extensively with clubs and communities across Wales, building links and collecting stories.

“The team will have a stall at this year’s national Eisteddfod in Boduan next week – another fantastic opportunity to engage with national audiences and spread the word about what we’re doing here in Wrexham.

“We look forward to announcing more exciting developments for the project as it continues to progress over the next few months.”

Find out more about the Museum of Two Halves project.

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