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

We're Going on a Mammoth Hunt

Event on 29.05.2018 11:00

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...

Decorating Cupcakes

Event on 30.05.2018 10:30

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...

Ceramic Titanic !

Event on 28.07.2018 11:00

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...

Seaside Songs with Sally Tonge

Event on 01.08.2018 11:00

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...

Lino cut workshops

Event on 17.08.2018 10:00

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...

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