Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1LH
  • Telephone 01743 258885
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 10am–4.30pm; Sun 11am–3pm.
  • Seasonal times Closed Mondays in the winter
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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 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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Walking Tour

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.

Sat 27 Jan

£7.50; £6 adv (Children £2.50) / 01743 258885

  • 14:00

Sat 3 Feb

£7.50; £6 adv (Children £2.50) / 01743 258885

  • 14:00

Sat 10 Feb

£7.50; £6 adv (Children £2.50) / 01743 258885

  • 14:00
…and 199 more dates until 29 Dec

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