Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Place Category: Shropshire Attractions and Activites, Shropshire Arts and Crafts, Shropshire Family Attractions, and Shropshire Museums

  • Profile

    The Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery opened in its new home in The Square in 2014 with five galleries dedicated to Shrewsbury and Shropshire’s history and a Special Exhibitions Gallery bringing some superb new shows to the county.

    Shrewsbury’s Victorian Music Hall and a rare 13th century mansion have been the focus of a ground-breaking 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.

    Amenities

    Stop Cafe Bar, light meals and refreshments all day, inside and outside seating available

    Shop

    Visitor Information Centre (accommodation bookings for personal callers, sales of event tickets, walking tours, books and souvenirs)

    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

    Use town centre car parks. Park & Ride from 3 sites on Mon-Sat.

    10 minutes walk from Shrewsbury Railway Station

    Guided tours of Shrewsbury most days, book at Visitor Information Centre

    Opening times 2016-17

    Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4.30pm

    Sundays 11am to 4pm, last admissions 3pm.

    Closed Mondays.

    The Visitor Information Centre closes at 4pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.

    Admission prices from 1st April 2016

    £4.50 adult

    £4.00 person of state pension age

    £3.60 student

    £2.00 child (5-17)

    Free – child under 5

    Family (2 adults + 3 children age 5-17) £10

    Family (1 adult + 3 children age 5-17) £7 NEW

    Reductions for groups (12+) and educational visits

    Season tickets valid for 1 year (Adult £25, two adults £35 plus concessions) and joint tickets with Shrewsbury Castle available.

    For more information visit www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk

    Location and contact details

    Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH

    Tel: 01743 258885 (Museum & Art Gallery)

    Email: shrewsburymuseum@shropshire.gov.uk

    Tel: 01743 258888 (Visitor Information Centre)

    Email: visitorinfo@shropshire.gov.uk (Visitor Information Centre)

    Website: www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk

    Funding

    Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has been funded by Shropshire Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the European Regional Development Fund, Arts Council England, the Walker Trust, The Art Fund and the Friends of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

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