Exhibition programme

Our Summer 2016 Exhibition Programme

20th June – 29th August

‘Oh! I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside’ – Edwardians enjoying the coast.

Sponsored by Rita Leahy

Special Exhibition Gallery

Seaside bathing huts

In 1909 the famous music hall singer of the day, Mark Sheridan, recorded the song “Oh! I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside“. The huge success of the song at the time was due to the ever growing numbers of British seaside holiday makers.  Today the song is associated with the nostalgia of a traditional weekend by the sea: an experience celebrated by Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery’s exhibition of the same name. It will be open from 20th June to 28th August in the Special Exhibition Gallery.

The exhibition was inspired by Shropshire Museums’ remarkable collection of early twentieth century glass lantern slides of Edwardians enjoying the sea air. “These slides were the holiday snaps of the time. They give us a rare glimpse into the lives of holiday-makers some 100 years ago.” says Emma-Kate Lanyon, Shropshire Museums’ Curator. Unlike many portrait photographs of the period, many of these pictures are often very informal and show another, more relaxed, side of Edwardian life. More details at http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/summer-sea-shrewsbury-museum-art-gallery/

13th June – 29th August

‘Wenlock & The Modern Olympics’

The Balcony











To coincide with this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is mounting a display of Wenlock Olympian Games memorabilia. This will provide visitors with an in-depth look at the Wenlock Olympian Society’s contribution to the rebirth of these modern Olympic Games and the unique role played by Doctor William Penny Brookes in that story. The display will be placed in the balcony space of the Museum and will run from June 13th to August 28th – a period covering both the Wenlock Olympian and Rio Olympic Games of 2016.

More details:- http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/shropshires-olympian-heritage-goes-show-summer-rio-games/

Until 24th July

‘The Big House – The History of Shelton Hospital’

The Community Exhibition Gallery


The history of Shelton Hospital on the outskirts of Shrewsbury at Bicton Heath is being told in an exhibition in The Community Gallery  until 24th July 2016. The exhibition displays photographs, documents and artefacts gathered during the Shelton Hospital Heritage Project, which was funded by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Trust and led by its Arts for Health Department. The exhibition is supported by Shropshire Homes, which is redeveloping the Shelton Hospital into houses and apartments.

More details:- http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/new-exhibition-the-big-house-the-history-of-shelton-hospital-to-open-on-friday-29th-april-2016/






10 thoughts on “Exhibition programme

  1. Lorraine says:

    Can we get tickets for the “Valhalla ” exhibition at the door, we are coming to Shrewsbury in May and would very much like to see it

  2. Susan Gordon. says:

    I can’t wait to explore your exhibitions and they both seem so interesting.

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