Shropshire Council

Much Wenlock Museum and VIC

Much Wenlock Museum's displays tell the story of the town and surrounding area, the links between Dr. William Penny Brookes and the Modern Olympic Games, and the geology of Wenlock Edge. It has been described by Mark Rowe of the Independent newspaper as "...one of the world's great little museums."

The visitor information centre is located in the museum, making it the ideal starting point for your visit to the area. Our staff will help you with your enquiries about attractions and events, days out and places to stay.

Opening hours

From Easter to 31 October

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30am - 1pm and 1:30pm - 4pm.

From 1 November to Easter

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am - 1pm and 1:30pm - 4pm.

To contact the museum during opening hours call 01952 727679. Further information can also be found on our Facebook page. If you require visitor information when the museum is closed please call Bridgnorth VIC on 01746 763257. 

Admission

Admission to Much Wenlock Museum is free. If you enjoy your visit, we ask that you consider making a voluntary contribution towards the upkeep of collections and the running of the museum:

  • £2.50 - adults   
  • £1 - children and concessions

Accessibility advice

The nearest railway stations to Much Wenlock are located at Telford and Shrewsbury. Local bus services from Telford and Shrewsbury call at Much Wenlock, and information is available via the Travel Midlands website

Car parking is available in the town, and full details can be found on the Much Wenlock Guide website. The nearest long stay car park is at St. Mary’s Lane, just five minutes’ walk away.

Much Wenlock Museum is a historic building accessed by a ramp from pavement level. The
reception and exhibition spaces have hard level flooring and are all on one level. The meeting room can only be accessed via a flight of stairs. Seating is provided throughout the building, and there's an accessible WC available on request. All circulation areas within the museum are well lit. Assistance dogs are welcome.

The museum’s exhibitions include audio clips, tactile opportunities and interactive elements where possible. Additionally, a mobile trolley which provides opportunities for greater interaction for those with special needs is available on request. The trolley carries information relating to the displays, and also items from the museum’s handling collections appropriate to the material being exhibited.

We look forward to welcoming you, and if you have any queries or require any additional assistance, please contact us.