Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

The Shropshire Gallery
baby changing facilities icon Food icon Shop icon Study area icon Visual disability facilities icon Wheelchair access icon

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery re-located to The Music Hall and Vaughan's Mansion in April 2014. It is one of the museums run by the Visitor Economy Team at Shropshire Council. The collections were founded in 1835 as the museum of the Shropshire and North Wales Natural History and Antiquarian Society. There are five main galleries (Roman, Medieval, Tudor, Stuart and The Shropshire Gallery) and a Special Exhibition Gallery to explore. These tell the story of Shrewsbury and Shropshire from pre-history to the modern day.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Gallery, Heritage site

See also

Opening hours

From 3rd October 2016 - Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm.
Sundays 11am to 4pm. Last admission or re-admission 3pm.
Closed on Mondays.
From October the Visitor Information Centre closes at 4pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays and 3pm on Sundays.

Admission charges

£4.50 per adult
£4.00 per person of state pension age
£2.00 per child (age 5-17) (Entry is free for children aged 0 to 4.)
£10.00 Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-17)
£7.00 Family ticket (1 adult and up to 3 children aged 5-17)
Groups 12+ people - adult £4,00, person of state pension age £3.50, child (5-17) £1.50.
The Prehistory & Roman Gallery is free of charge to enter.
See website for updates.
Season ticket valid for 1 year - adult £25, 2 adults £35. Concessions for people of state pension age, students, families and children.

Discounts

  • National Art Pass
  • Museums Association
Getting there

By road: Take any road signed Shrewsbury off the A5/A49 by-pass and follow the signs for long stay parking in the town centre. Follow pedestrian signs to Museum & Art Gallery.

There are three Park & Ride sites at Harlescott, Meole Brace and Oxon which operate Mondays to Saturdays, every 10 to 15 minutes. Alight at High Street for Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

By rail: Trains run regularly to Shrewsbury railway station from Wales, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Chester, Crewe, Manchester etc. Virgin Trains runs two services a day (once on Sundays) between Shrewsbury and London. It's a 10 minutes walk to the Museum & Art Gallery.
Two for one admission to Museum & Art Gallery for rail passengers here:-
https://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/shrewsbury-museum-art-gallery

By bus: the Bus Station is next to Smithfield Road and close to the railway station. Bus timetables are on www.travelshropshire.co.uk

By cycle: Shrewsbury is a cycle friendly town. There are cycle racks outside the front of the Museum & Art Gallery.

Additional info

Visitor Information Centre
Stop. Cafe with inside and courtyard seating, open daily.
Lift to all floors.
Accessible toilets on every floor.

The collections of Shrewsbury Museums Service comprise about 166,000 items including Geology, Natural History, Archaeology, Social History, Fine and Decorative Arts. These include collections of National and Regional Importance. Significant collections include excavated items from the Roman town of Viroconium at Wroxeter and large collections of Caughley and Coalport Porcelain.
Click the icons on the homepage at www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk for more details of our collections.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport, Photography, Trade and Commerce, Film and Media, Industry, Literature

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
An image of a king penguin donated to the National Museum of Wales in 1910 by Sir Ernest Shackleton. It is currently on loan at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

Antarctica: Life in a hostile land

  • 5 June — 17 September 2017 *on now

The exhibition gives you the opportunity to explore the changes in human relationships with Antarctica and its inhabitants from the early 1900s, right up to the important scientific research conducted there today.

From a 360° virtual reality tour of the UK’s Halley VI research station to inspiring photos by Ben Osborne, and original Antarctic video footage to equipment and memento’s Shropshire Antarctic veterans and Sir Ernest Shackleton himself, this exhibition gives you a must see full Antarctic experience.

The exhibition has something for people of all ages and offers a great day out for the family.

You can visit Antarctica: Life in a hostile land, from Monday 5 June until Sunday 17 September 2017.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
The Square
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 1LH
England

Getting there

http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/visiting/

Services and facilities

Links

Admission

Adult: £4.50
Person of State Pension Age: £4.00
Student: £3.60
Child (5-17): £2.00
Child (0-4): Free
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £10 Family with 1 adult, up to 3 children £7

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
n a

Free Gallery Talk

  • 24 August 2017 1:30-2pm *on now

At Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery we have a small, but fascinating collection of tombstones from the Roman town of Wroxeter. If you would like to learn how to decode the Latin inscriptions on these tombstones, you are invited to join a short free gallery talk on Thursday 24th August at 1.30 pm in the Roman gallery.

Admission

free of charge (museum admission charges apply to the rest of the museum but the Roman Gallery is free of charge)

na

EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF MAMMOTH BONES at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre

  • 25 August 2017 Until 12pm

A chance to see the mammoth bones held in the Geology Store at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre, followed by mammoth craft activity.Friday 25th August 2017
Session A: 10.30 am – 12 noon Session B: 2 pm – 3.30 pm £5 per child

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£5 per child

n/a

"Surveying for survival in Antarctica" with Mark combes and Steve Jones

  • 7 September 2017 7-8pm

Learn about how the UK's Halley base has changed over two decades and the challenges that have been involved. This talk will be light-hearted, non-technical and very informative covering he changes in the base from the first Halley base right through to the present Halley VI research station. You will hear the very latest news about ice cracks in Antarctic ice shelves!!!!

Admission

Limited places so please book in advance 01743 258888
£4.50 per person, or £3.50 for Friends of Shrewsbury museum & Art Gallery, Art Pass Holders and Shrewsbury Museum Season Ticket Holders.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.
Brochure

Autumn brochure

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shrewsburymuseum/albums/72157657160616691

A new brochure promoting visits to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and Shrewsbury Castle & Shropshire Regimental Museum.

How to obtain

From Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury Castle, Shrewsbury Library, Shrewsbury Archives, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and more.

Darwin Country educational website

http://www.darwincountry.org

Life-long Learning multi-disciplinary website about the part of the West Midlands and Wales broadly centered on Shrewsbury, the County Town of Shropshire and Birthplace of Charles Darwin. The first phase of this project focusses particularly on the 18th/19th centuries including nearly 3000 images of pictures, ceramics and other items from the collections of Shrewsbury Museums Service, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and the Wedgwood Museum. However, the site is under continuing expansion and includes hundreds of images of prehistoric and later archaeological artefacts.

Creator

  • Shrewsbury Museums Service
  • Orangeleaf Systems Ltd.
  • Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
  • Wedgwood Museum

Publisher

  • Shrewsbury Museums Service

Discover Shropshire's History

http://www.shropshirehistory.org.uk/

Discover Shropshire's History brings together the collections of Shropshire Museums, Archives and Monument Record alongside those of community groups and organisations to privide a wealth of historical information about Shropshire.

The Shropshire Gallery at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Photo library at Flickr.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/114658378@N03/sets/72157641162793754/

Some images of the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery following its £10m restoration.

Creator

  • Shropshire Council

Publisher

  • Shropshire Council

How to obtain

From www.flickr.com

Lord Hill

Shropshire, Lord Hill & Waterloo200

http://docdroid.net/wbjc

A guide to events and places to visit associated with Lord Hill and The Battle of Waterloo.

Creator

  • Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery/Shropshire Council Tourism Team

Publisher

  • Shropshire Council

How to obtain

Download from the link

Getting there

By road: Take any road signed Shrewsbury off the A5/A49 by-pass and follow the signs for long stay parking in the town centre. Follow pedestrian signs to Museum & Art Gallery.

There are three Park & Ride sites at Harlescott, Meole Brace and Oxon which operate Mondays to Saturdays, every 10 to 15 minutes. Alight at High Street for Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

By rail: Trains run regularly to Shrewsbury railway station from Wales, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Chester, Crewe, Manchester etc. Virgin Trains runs two services a day (once on Sundays) between Shrewsbury and London. It's a 10 minutes walk to the Museum & Art Gallery.
Two for one admission to Museum & Art Gallery for rail passengers here:-
https://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/shrewsbury-museum-art-gallery

By bus: the Bus Station is next to Smithfield Road and close to the railway station. Bus timetables are on www.travelshropshire.co.uk

By cycle: Shrewsbury is a cycle friendly town. There are cycle racks outside the front of the Museum & Art Gallery.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
The Music Hall
The Square
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 1LH
England

Website

www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk

E-mail

shrewsburymuseum@shropshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01743 258885

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
advertisement