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Shropshire's Museums

Our museums

Shropshire Museums runs six museum sites and a museum resource centre:

  • Acton Scott
  • Coleham Pumping Station
  • Ludlow Museum
  • Ludlow Museum Resource Centre
  • Much Wenlock Museum
  • Shrewsbury Castle
  • Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

To find out about these museums, follow the links in the menu and below.

Other museums in Shropshire

Did you know that Shropshire has more than 20 museums? To find out more about how we support their work follow the side menu link to The Museum Development Project pages.

What do our museums offer?

There's more to our museums than just exhibitions. Museums can provide a focus for local communities. They encourage a sense of place by interpreting the past and the environment around them. They celebrate and preserve the things that make Shropshire special. 

Shropshire's museums are a local resource supported by friends, volunteers and visitors. They are homes for artefacts, specimens and memories donated by the local community for future generations to enjoy and learn from.

Shropshire's museums also contribute to the local economy, attracting day trippers into the area and encouraging visitors to extend their stay. Shropshire Museums works closely with local groups such as the South Shropshire Tourism Association and the Shropshire Tourism and Marketing Consortium to contribute to raising the market profile of a town or locality, or the county as a whole. 

Contacts with the public touch far more than those counted at the museum doors. Services and benefits include outreach programmes, enquiry services, environmental records, events and research opportunities, not to mention our virtual visitors!


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