Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

The Shropshire Gallery
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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

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.
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Cake Design Masterclass with Lindy Smith

  • 25 April — 9 May 2018 *on now

Using the museum’s collections as inspiration, you will learn how to make your own cake designs. You will then learn how to transfer your chosen design into sugar by decorating your own unique cake. On this course, you will learn about the design process and the techniques that you will require to complete your project. By the end of the course you will learnt many valuable skills that will enable you to create your own unique cakes. Bring own cake craft toolkit (rolling pin, smoothers and modelling tools).
Three Wednesdays : 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May 2018
Tutor: Lindy Smith
10-3pm break for lunch 1 hour
£225 per person
To book: 01743 258888 / 258881

Admission

£225 per person
(includes tea/coffee)

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Cake Decorating

  • 28 April 2018 10am-12:30pm

Have you always wanted to try your hand at decorating a cake but not sure where to begin? This introductory session with world class sugarcrafter Lindy Smith will introduce the tools and techniques of the trade. You will learn how to cover and decorate a mini cake and go home with an edible work of art inspired by the museum's collections.
£35 per person Saturday 28th April 2018 10am-12.30pm
To book: 01743 258888/258881 or email museumeducation@shropshire.gov.uk

Admission

£35 per person

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We're Going on a Mammoth Hunt

  • 29 May 2018 11am-12pm
  • 31 May 2018 2-3pm

Join us for a mammoth story & song session and discover fascinating facts about our collection of mammoth bones. Hunt for mammoths in the museum galleries then make a clay mammoth to take away.
Tuesday May 29th at 11am
Thursday May 31st at 2pm

Standard Museum admission charge applies. Under 5’s free
Contact 01743 258888/258881 museumeducation@shropshire.gov.uk to reserve your place

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

Standard museum admission charges apply. Under 5's free
To reserve your place please email museumeducation@shropshire.gov.uk or call 01743 258888 / 258888

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Decorating Cupcakes

  • 30 May 2018 10:30am-12pm

Creating together is fun, join cake decorating expert Lindy Smith and try your hand at cupcake decorating. Together you will learn how to decorate cupcakes, how to apply colour and add texture using simple tools. At the end of the session you will go home with an edible works of art inspired by the museum’s collections.
Wednesday 30th May
10.30-12.00
£10 per person
To book: 01743 258888 / 258881

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£10 per person

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Ceramic Titanic !

  • 28 July 2018 11am-12:30pm
  • 4 August 2018 11am-12:30pm

After a visit to the Titanic exhibition ceramic artist Stephanie Kelly will guide you through the process of sculpting and glazing your own mini Titanic complete with icebergs! Your finished work will be fired ready for you to collect and display with pride. Suitable for adults and children 6+
July 28th and August 4th 11-12.30 £8 per person
To book: 01743 258888 / 258881

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£8 per person

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Seaside Songs with Sally Tonge

  • 1 August 2018 11-11:30am, 2-2:30pm
  • 22 August 2018 11-11:30am, 2-2:30pm

Come and sing songs of the sea, swish in the fabric ocean, bob in a boat and talk like a pirate. A session of playful songs and story ideas for the Museum’s youngest visitors and their families with Shropshire’s very own ‘Sally Song’!
Wednesdays 1 & 22 August
11am & 2pm
Standard Museum admission charge applies. Under 5’s free
Contact 01743 258888/258881 museumeducation@shropshire.gov.uk to reserve your place.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

Standard museum admission charge applies. Under 5's free
To reserve your place please contact 01743 258888 / 258881 or email museumeducation@shropshire.gov.uk

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Lino cut workshops

  • 17 August 2018 10am-12pm, 2-4pm

Join lino print artist Amanda Hillier for a seaside themed lino cut workshops. You will use natural objects from the museum’s collection to design and print your own beautiful picture.
Friday 17th August
10am - 12pm or 2pm-4pm
£10 per peson
To book: 01743 258888 / 258881

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£10 per person

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.
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