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

Antarctica: Life in a hostile land

Event until 17.09.2017 17:00

The exhibition gives you the opportunity to explore the changes in human relationships with Antarctica and its inhabitants from the early 1900s, right up to the important scientific research...

Free Gallery Talks with Margaret Thorpe- 27th July

Event on 27.07.2017 13:30

At Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery we have one of the finest Latin inscriptions in the country. The people of Wroxeter put it up in honour of the Emperor Hadrian, who almost certainly visited the...

"Wildlife in Antarctica" with Ben Osborne

Event on 05.08.2017 15:00

Antarctica has one of the most breath-taking, yet fragile, ecosystems on Earth which is home to some of the planets most amazing animals. From penguins to whales and seals to albatross, Ben Osborne...

"Surveying for survival in Antarctica" with Mark combes and Steve Jones

Event on 07.09.2017 19:00

Learn about how the UK's Halley base has changed over two decades and the challenges that have been involved. This talk will be light-hearted, non-technical and very informative covering he changes...


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