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

Teddy Bears' Picnic - Mon 18th Feb-Sun 24th Feb 2019

Event until 24.02.2019 15:00

Forget the weather !!!!! Bring your vear and picnic rug and have a picnic on the museum balcony. Drop-in bear themed craft 11am-3pm. Bring your own picnic and/or purchase some treats from Stop Cafe...

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

Event on 19.02.2019 11:00

We can't go over it, we can't go under it.... oh no! we've got to go through it! Join storyteller Sue on an action-packed adventure in the museum galleries followed by a bear themed craft activity....

We're Going On A Bear Hunt- Thursday 21 Feb 2019 2pm

Event on 21.02.2019 14:00

We can't go over it, we can't go under it....oh no! We've got to go through it! Join storyteller Sue on an action-packed adventure in the musem galleries followed by a bear themed craft...

SHROPSHIRE REGIMENTAL MUSEUM- talks at the Castle 2019

Event on 22.02.2019 19:30

22nd February 2019 – Spencer Jones “Battle of Le Cateau, 26th August 1914”. Shrewsbury Castle Starting 7.30pm - Drinks from 7pm. Admission All tickets are £10 per person (£7 for “Friends) and can be...

BEAR, SING & SHARE with Sal Tonge

Event on 16.04.2019 11:00

BEAR, SING & SHARE with Sally Tonge on Tuesday 16th April 2019 11am. Bring a bear! Bounce a bear! Songs and stories for the museum's littlest visitors with Shropshire's favourite grandma storyteller,...

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