This website will help you find out what museums in Shropshire have to offer and give you access to and information about Shropshire's fascinating natural and human history.
Shropshire Museums aims to develop and sustain museums and collections which offer people imaginative quality opportunities to actively engage with Shropshire's heritage in a way which meets their needs, as an individual or community.
Our museum collections, services and facilities are ideally placed to add value to Shropshire’s cultural tourism offer. They help to animate our market towns, provide employment and training, attract and complement adjacent businesses and contribute to a creative, innovative environment.
Through innovative and realistic approaches to the current environment our museums are managed in a sustainable way which ensures their continued relevance, viability and vitality.
We work to ensure the long term preservation of our collections in order to guarantee their availability to future generations. These collections, their context and their meanings brings an authenticity to everything we do.
We work with local communities to build confidence and a sense of belonging. Based on shared stories and experiences we build a deeper awareness of place. Through questioning the past we help to inform the future.
By collaborating and building networks we support the wider museum community within Shropshire. By sourcing and sharing professional expertise, knowledge and resources we raise quality and ensure the future resilience of the sector.
We offer a flexible and safe learning environment to our users, volunteers, staff and the heritage sector as a whole. The practical experiences we offer help people to challenge themselves, develop knowledge and discover new skills.
Our programmes of exhibitions, events and learning opportunities aim to encourage our users to explore our local heritage in ways which build understanding, provoke dialogue, challenge behaviours and encourage creativity.