Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Shrewsbury’s Victorian Music Hall and a rare 13th century mansion have been the focus of a groundbreaking restoration project that has created a vast new museum and spectacular gallery space. Visitors to the new museum will go on a journey of discovery starting when mammoths roamed the county, unlocking stories from across Shropshire – stories of discovery and engineering creativity that influenced the world. The entire collection has been re-imagined for a modern audience, with exhibitions in five galleries exploring subjects from geology to natural history via art, archaeology and costume.
Operated by Shropshire Council the museum holds some of the nation’s most treasured Roman artefacts, including an ornate silver mirror and a Hadrianic Inscription discovered at nearby Wroxeter. There are also themed exhibits and contemporary art dedicated to the work of scientist Charles Darwin, who was born and educated in Shrewsbury.
Alongside its permanent collections, the museum mounts regular temporary exhibitions in 3 spaces. See the website for the latest information www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk On display are paintings from Shropshire’s permanent collections with historic views of Shrewsbury and Shropshire together with portraits of local people like Lord Hill, former Commander in Chief of the British Army and a key general at the Battle of Waterloo.
Amenities: Stop Cafe Bar: Light meals and refreshments all day, inside and outside seating available Shop Visitor Information Centre Lift to all floors Meeting rooms, balcony space and wedding suite available for hire Accessible toilets on all floors, level access Educational visits Reductions for groups Credit/debit cards accepted Ten minutes walk from Shrewsbury railway station
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Rhyme Around The World
Seven Stories, The National Centre For Children's Books, presents an exhibition aimed at pre-schoolers featuring artwork by some of the most popular children's book illustrators. The theme is nursery rhymes - and as well as pictures there will be verses and multi-sensory experiences for the little ones to enjoy.
Sat 25 Mar
Sun 26 Mar
Tue 28 Mar
A trained guide leads a circular tour of the historic town centre, which dates from medieval times and has no less than 660 listed buildings clustered in a maze of alleys known locally as shuts or passages. The street names - such as Dogpole, Mardol, Gullet Passage and Grope Lane - are some of the strangest in England.