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About Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery sits proudly in the town square and is the county’s flagship museum and art gallery. You can find a full programme of activities including courses, workshops for schools, film showings, weekly toddler groups, holiday activities and one-off incredible events inspired by our temporary exhibitions programme. After 160 years and two subsequent homes the museum returned to Vaughan's Mansion and the Music Hall Complex after a major redevelopment of the site.

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Saint Chad's Church

Saint Chad's Church

0.28km from Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

St Chad's Church is renowned for its rich history, military links, iconic Georgian architecture and varied music programme including popular free Friday lunchtime concerts. It is an inclusive church making everyone welcome especially children and young families. As a Fair Trade church, it supports Fair Trade in the world and social with strong support for organisations such as Amnesty International.

Church of St Mary the Virgin

Church of St Mary the Virgin

0.29km from Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The church of St Mary's is one of the tallest in England and for over 500 years it has dominated the skyline of Shrewsbury's old town. The church is now the only complete medieval church in Shrewsbury. It dates from Saxon times and has beautiful additions from the twelfth-century onwards. It was now one of the iconic attraction in this area as well as a pilgrimage site.

The Quarry

The Quarry

0.47km from Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The Quarry is Shrewsbury's beautiful, 29-acre parkland, encircled by the majestic loop of the river Severn. The Quarry has been Shrewsbury's most important site for recreation since the 16th Century. It still provides the perfect place to relax, enjoy walks, picnic, fish along the banks of the River Severn, or just let off steam. One of the iconic location where you can spend some good time in the middle of nature.

Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle

0.55km from Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Castle is a medieval castle located in the county town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire, England. It is built out of red sandstone and stands on a hill in the neck of the meander of the River Severn. The castle was a royal castle until the time of Elizabeth I, but it was Henry II and Edward I who were both responsible for major programmes of building and the structure we see today.

Soldiers of Shropshire Museum (formerly Shropshire Regimental Museum)

The Soldiers of Shropshire Museum at Shrewsbury Castle houses spectacular military collections charting nearly 300 years of British Army evolution, seen through the eyes of the Shropshire Soldier. The Museum is also home to the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire's Collection and a Modern Army Display. The Museum has one of the most complete and comprehensive Regimental Collections in the UK.

Shrewsbury Prison

Shrewsbury Prison

0.67km from Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Prison is a recently decommissioned Victorian jail where you can walk in the footsteps of our social history and listen whilst an ex prison officer shines a light on what life was like for both the incarcerated and those who guarded them through the ages. It is now open to the public as an interactive tourism destination, The Campbell Group runs guided tours, ghost tours and various activities throughout the 4 acre-site.

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Shropshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. It is bordered by Wales to the west and the English counties of Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the southeast, and Herefordshire to the south.

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