House on Crutches Museum

15th Century House on Crutches
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First established in 1993, the House on Crutches Museum is situated in a remarkable timber framed building: an early 15th century house with crooked stairs, wonderful beams and sloping floors. This houses an extensive social history collection covering all aspects of this South Shropshire community.

The story of this thriving market town is told through displays of local artefacts and memorabilia, temporary exhibits and the sharing of knowledge by our team of enthusiastic volunteers.

To date, the Museum has 4 galleries devoted to local businesses, domestic life, childhood and agriculture.

A children's trail and toy box are available to bring the house alive for our younger visitors.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Opening Hours
14.00 - 17.00
Saturdays, Sundays
& Bank Holidays Easter to end September, plus Thursdays in school Summer hoildays. Other times by appointment.

Closed: October to Easter

Admission charges


Additional info

Because of the nature of the building itself there is very limited access for visitors with mobility difficulties, and there is wheelchair access only into the entrance hall. The two upper rooms are accessed by a staircase.

The collection is mainly social historical items from the town and surrounding rural area. Mostly dating from late 18th century and forward.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Social History, Trade and Commerce, Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Medicine, Toys and Hobbies

House on Crutches Museum
Opposite Town Hall
High Street
Bishops Castle

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General Information

Museum Resource Centre


General Information

01588 630556


01588 630007


01588 638555

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