Exhibition programme

Travel to Antarctica at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Antarctica: Life in a hostile land, at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery offers an exciting insight into our relationship with the most hostile continent on Earth.

This enthralling exhibition offers a thrillingly interactive experience with a combination of prized historic exhibits and modern day technology that will allow you to become immersed in the wonders of the Antarctic continent.

An image of adult emperor penguins with the rest of the colony, Antarctic snow covered mountains and blue skies in the background

Majestic King Penguins in Antarctica

The exhibition gives you the opportunity to explore the changes in human relationships with Antarctica and its inhabitants from the early 1900’s, right up to the important scientific research conducted there today.

Features in the exhibition include a 360° virtual reality experience of Halley VI – the UK’s second largest research facility in Antarctica, original film footage, equipment from Antarctic expeditions including a tent and sledge, an outfit worn by a member of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic 1914-17 expedition and photos from celebrated wildlife photographer Ben Osborne.

This exciting exhibition has been developed in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey, Scott Polar Research Institute, National Museum of Wales, The Severn Partnership Ltd, and Orangeleaf Systems Ltd.

Tickets for Antarctica can purchased on arrival at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from the Visitor Information Centre or by calling 01743 258885.

Synthetic Landscapes

Synthetic Landscapes is part of an ambitious exhibition of international artists coordinated by Meadow Arts, and is open until Sunday 3 September 2017.

Staffordshire based artist Bethell, was commissioned by arts organisation Meadow Arts to create a new piece of work in response to the landscape of Shropshire and the museum’s historic collections of art and objects.

Bethell was asked to investigate how, almost simultaneously, two radically opposed types of landscapes emerged in this area of Shropshire.

An image of David Bethell pulling a contraption through the countryside surrounded by tress with a pond in the background as part of Synthetic Landscapes at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Up and coming artist, David Bethell, whose work features in Synthetic Landscapes at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

At Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, emerging Midlands artist David Bethell has curated elements of the collection and responded with his own work: Contraption: After Telford and Brown (From Boat, Carriage, Plough and Harrow to Bridge).This idiosyncratic construction was pulled around the gardens and outdoor spaces of Weston Park with great effort: Bethell made an artist’s film of the process, which will be shown in the balcony gallery at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, in an installation of film and sculpture.




12 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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