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Ludlow museum

The Buttercross

Please note, the museum will be having a facelift during week commencing 31 October 2016. During this week, the entrance will change.

There is a fire exit door on the same side of the building that people can access to access the museum while the works take place.

Ludlow Museum is now under the management of Ludlow Town Council.

The museum contains an interactive environment rich in history, while encapsulating the architecture and social history through its town centre location. The building is prominently located within the historic walled town of Ludlow, forming a key focal point at the head of Broad Street. The Buttercross occupies the main approach to the town centre from the south, forming a pivotal point on the dramatic spatial progression that leads from Ludford Bridge via Broadgate to the Ludlow Castle gates. It reveals the town’s proud architectural heritage to visitors and signposts them to other heritage venues in Ludlow to help visitors get the most from their stay.

The Heritage Interpretation Centre will engage its users with a unique view of the surrounding buildings from the semi-circular window, which offers a stunning view along Broad Street’s historic shops and dwellings and the surrounding countryside. 

Information is delivered through a variety of different platforms, including cinema-type displays and interactive exhibits, as well as more traditional interpretation panel displays.

Location and access

The museum is located at the centre of Ludlow, in the upper rooms of the Buttercross building which faces down Broad Street.

The Buttercross

There are bus stops nearby (two minute walk) and Ludlow railway station is just a ten minute walk away (it should be noted that this walk involves a hill).

There is three-hour disabled blue badge parking on the High Street just past the Buttercross building, but no general parking at the site. However, there's plenty of charged public parking available nearby.

The museum is located on the upper floor of the building, and as such requires the use of narrow steep stairs or the lift for entry.

Further information

For all the latest information and events please follow our Facebook page and Twitter account @TheButterX

Alternatively, contact Ludlow Town Council with enquiries on 01584 878697 or email


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