In 1835 a group of enquiring minds came together to create a museum in Shrewsbury. Over the years objects arrived from hundreds of people wanting to share their piece of Shropshire’s past. In 2014 the Museum returned to its eariler home with the same aim – to celebrate the stories that make this county unique through these collections.
With over 300,000 items from fossilised rain drops to Queen Victoria’s stockings there is much to amaze, enlighten and amuse. Here you can browse our collection and explore some of these treasures for yourself.
Not all these items are on display but can be seen by prior appointment.
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