Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery at the Music Hall: A curious mix of café, shopping, visitor information centre, museum and art gallery set in a remarkable group of historic buildings including the town’s old Music Hall. It is one of five museums and a resource centre run by Shropshire Museums which is part of the Visitor Economy Team.
Shropshire Museums is part of the Visitor Economy Team of Shropshire Council. We develop and sustain museums and collections which offer people imaginative opportunities to actively engage in Shropshire’s heritage. Our Visitor Infromation team are here to encourage people to explore Shropshire and help them to experience the unique offer of which the County provides.
Come and discover the stories that make this county unique. Explore 650 million years of history through a thousand remarkable objects . There is much to amaze, enlighten and amuse.
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery uses a ‘variety show’ of different ways to inspire you to think about our heritage. Throughout our galleries we have included fine art from our collections which reflect the periods and themes explored. We’ve worked with leading specialists to revisit and rethink the evidence our collections provide about the past. We’ve invited Contemporary Artists to help us push the boundaries of how we see and interpret Shropshire. We’ve also investigated new technologies to discover innovative and exciting new ways to look at objects.
Our staff have developed an ambitious contemporary art programme which has delivered a range of artists’ commissions, new museum displays, special exhibitions, events, education and participatory activities.
The development of the new Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery at the Music Hall has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Heritage Lottery, The Arts Council, the Walker Trust and the Friends of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.