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


Event until 23.04.2018 19:30

This course of six lectures will trace the development of French Art from the decadence of Louis XV’s court to the gritty realism of Courbet and Manet. Art works from the collection of Shrewsbury...

Further Adventures in Goldwork – Saturday 24th March 2018

Event on 24.03.2018 10:00

Spend a day exploring the possibilities of combining goldwork padding with couching and other metal thread techniques. Throughout the day you will build up a series of hand stitched samples and small...

Make a Fish Flag for National Fish Migration Day

Event on 21.04.2018 10:30

Celebrate the history of the migration of the Shad and other fish on the River Severn for World Fish Migration Day. Make a Shad fish flag to take home in this fun workshop suitable for the under 8’s...

Cake Design Masterclass with Lindy Smith

Event on 25.04.2018 10:00

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....

Cake Decorating

Event on 28.04.2018 10:00

Have you always wnated to try yur 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...

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