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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery


The county's flagship museum and art gallery, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (SM&AG), occupies the old Victorian Music Hall and 13th Century Vaughan’s Mansion, sitting proudly in the town square. Visitors enjoy FREE entry to the whole museum, enhanced by a program of family-friendly events, including courses, workshops for schools, talks, weekly toddler groups, holiday activities, and extraordinary one-off events inspired by our temporary exhibitions programme. 

Accessible to all the museum brings to life the Roman, Medieval, Tudor and Stuart eras as well as sharing some of the most prominent local history in our Shropshire gallery. 


Enjoy school-holiday family events at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from Special Exhibitions, to Pre-history workshops and talks.  Fine art from the collection is on display throughout the galleries. 


Facilities include a café, shop and Visitor Information Centre, with lift access to all floors.

Our knowledgeable, approachable staff and volunteers are always on-hand to guide and inform you throughout your visit.


During the Arts Trail, the museum will be one of the three main venues exhibiting local artists’ and makers’ interpretations of the theme of ‘Time’ (from 6 July)  as well as an inspiring exhibition (from 13 July) of internationally renowned artists including David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Salvador Dali, Halima Cassell, Andrew Logan, Kris Lamba and Jacob Chandler.

An exciting addition to the Trail at the Museum this year is a gigantic community-created art installation.


The Museum will also be the venue for the following workshops organised by DRAWN. Full details can be found on the What’s On pages:


August 8th - Ways of Drawing - a sketching event hosted by Cherie Jerrard

August 16th - Charming Creations - Make handmade jewellery from vintage and upcycled beads with Easthope Studios.

August 19th - Lino Cutting - Spend a day with artist Mike Ashton. 

August 29th - Colour Exploration - Make your own Colour Wheel and explore colour dynamics


Opening Times

Monday – Saturday: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Sunday: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm

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