Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery at the Music Hall offers you the chance to discover a mix of the old, the new and the curious all within an extraordinary set of buildings. From a medieval town house to an early Victorian Music Hall they span more than 750 years of history.

The Music Hall has been entertaining generations of Salopians with famous faces from Charles Dickens to The Beatles. The Museum now returns to its former home to continue this tradition with an exciting special exhibitions programme. From top class art exhibitions to hands-on family fun there is an assortment of delights.

Come and discover the stories that make this county unique. Explore 650 million years of history through a thousand remarkable objects. There is much to amaze, enlighten and amuse.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery uses a ‘variety show’ of different ways to inspire you to think about our heritage. Throughout our galleries we have included fine art from our collections which reflect the periods and themes explored.

We’ve worked with leading specialists to revisit and rethink the evidence our collections provide about the past. We’ve invited Contemporary Artists to help us push the boundaries of how we see and interpret Shropshire. We’ve also investigated new technologies to discover innovative and exciting new ways to look at objects.

Our staff have developed an ambitious contemporary art programme which has delivered a range of artists’ commissions, new museum displays, special exhibitions, events, education and participatory activities.


Exhibitions and events

Make a Stitch Diary

Event on 03.02.2018 10:00

Make a Stitch Diary. Over a series of two workshops participants will be invited to draw inspiration from Shrewsbury Museum's collection of historical embroidery samplers to create their own stitch...

An Evening on Rural Women

Event on 16.02.2018 19:30

Pentabus Theatre Company is delighted to be hosting An Evening on Rural Women chaired by local and national presenter and writer, Vicki Archer. The event will be held at Shrewsbury Museum & Art...

Darwin Rocks !

Event on 17.02.2018 10:30

Darwin Rocks! Shrewsbury’s famous son Charles Darwin had a passion for fossils. Explore the museum’s fabulous fossil collection before making your own ceramic fossil tile and Shropshire Rock to take...


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