Discover 650 million years of history in 1,000 objects

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery offers an inspiring mix of the very old and the very now and is just one of many cultural delights in Shrewsbury.

Start a cultural holiday in historic Shrewsbury at the newly restored Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. The very old (650 million years of history and objects) and the brand new (extraordinary contemporary art) are displayed together within a Victorian concert hall and medieval house.

Enjoy a latte and the stained glass windows at St. Mary’s church. The vestry café looks through to the medieval nave beyond and the kaleidoscopic colours of the windows, which date back to the 13th century.

Catch a film under the Tudor beams of the Old Market Hall, one of England’s most unusual cinemas, built in 1596 for the Drapers Guild and now a café bar and digital media centre. Or enjoy a theatre trip to the Theatre Severn for an evening of drama, dance, music or comedy. Enjoy a pre-performance glass of wine in the theatre bar whilst enjoying views overlooking the River Severn.

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Ceramic Coalport and Caughley China displayed in the Shropshire GalleryCeramic Coalport and Caughley China © Shropshire Tourism
Shrewsbury's Old Market Hall Café Bar & Digital Media CentreShrewsbury's Old Market Hall Café Bar © Shropshire Tourism
The Square and Old Market Hall ShrewsburyThe Square and Old Market Hall Shrewsbury © Shropshire Tourism
The 13th century Jesse Window from the Nave, St. MarysThe 13th century Jesse Window from the Nave, St. Marys © Churches Conservation Trust

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