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, free talks, weekly toddler groups, holiday activities, and extraordinary one-off events inspired by our temporary exhibitions programme.
Shropshire’s museum experience 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. These tell the story of Shrewsbury and Shropshire from pre-history to the modern day.
Enjoy FREE school-holiday family events at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from Special Exhibitions, to Pre-history workshops and talks. Accessible to all, Shrewsbury Museum displays local and national heritage in a wide range of exciting ways. Fine art from the collection is on display throughout the galleries.
Facilities include a café, Museum 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 ‘Movement’ as well as an inspiring exhibition of internationally renowned artists including Salvador Dali, Barbara Hepworth, Damien Hirst, L S Lowry and Sherree Valentine Daines.
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s Young Collective is a new monthly forum for young people aged 14 to 24. The group meet to share ideas and work on projects around the museum’s collection, exhibitions, marketing and all museum activities, working alongside staff whilst individually building their skills. To coincide with Shrewsbury Arts Trail the group have curated their first exhibition. Their display in the Community Gallery at SM&AG from Friday 7th July to Sunday 27th August focuses on portraits from the museum’s collection.
Entry is free! Pop in and pay us a visit.
Monday – Saturday: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Sunday: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm