Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Attraction in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
The Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is a brand new attraction that opened in April 2014, with five galleries dedicated to Shrewsbury and Shropshire's history and a Special Exhibition Gallery showcasing the best in touring exhibitions.
Shrewsbury's Victorian Music Hall and a rare 13th century mansion have been the focus of a ground-breaking restoration project that has created a vast new museum and spectacular gallery space. Visitors to the new museum go on a journey of discovery starting when mammoths roamed the county, unlocking stories from across Shropshire; stories of discovery and engineering creativity that influenced the world. The entire collection has been re-imagined for a modern audience, with exhibitions in five galleries exploring subjects from geology to natural history via art, archaeology and costume.
Operated by Shropshire Council the museum holds some of the nation's most treasured Roman artefacts, including an ornate silver mirror and a Hadrianic Inscription discovered at nearby Wroxeter. There are also themed exhibits and contemporary art dedicated to the work of scientist Charles Darwin, who was born and educated in Shrewsbury.
The 2016 exhibition programme includes:
8th February 2016 - 5th June 2016 - 'Valhalla - Life & Death in Viking Britain'
More details: http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/events/?c24event=EVENT544375
12th - 14th February 2016 - 'National Festival of LGBT History'
More details: http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/events/?c24event=EVENT543387
7th March - 5th June 2016 - 'Treasures: The Literature and Landscape of Mary Webb’s Shropshire
More details: http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/events/?c24event=EVENT543388
26th January - 16th April 2016 - 'Shrewsbury and Newport Canal Exhibition'
More details: http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/events/?c24event=EVENT543385
12th September 2016 - 15th January 2017 - 'Exhibition of Stained Glass by Margaret Rope'
More details: http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/events/?c24event=EVENT532611
Open daily 10am to 4.30pm
From Sunday 17th April 2016 the Sunday opening hours are 11am to 4pm.
Person of state pension age £4
Child (5-17) £2
Child (0-4) Free
Family – 2 adults and up to 3 children (5-17) £10
Family – 1 adult and up to 3 children (5-17) £7
Groups (12+ people)
Persons of state pension age £3.50
Season tickets available, valid for 1 year.
Adult £25, two adults £35 plus concessions.
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has been funded by Shropshire Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the European Regional Development Fund, Arts Council England, the Walker Trust, The Art Fund and the Friends of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.
For more information visit the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery website http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/
|Child||£2.00||Aged 5-17; under 5s free|
|Concession||£3.60 - £4.00||60+/students|
Open daily 10am to 5pm until the end of October.
From November to Easter, closed Mondays and open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 4.30pm.
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