Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved with Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. Whether it’s through volunteering or becoming a Friend of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, there is a plethora of activities and projects that we need support in delivering.

So, do you fancy getting involved with your local museum and art gallery?


We’re incredibly lucky to have wonderful volunteers at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and we’d love you to join the team and help us to continue to tell the stories of Shrewsbury and beyond, plus much more.

It’s easy to get involved and you can give as much or as little time as you are able and still make a huge difference.

An image of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery volunteers receiving an award after getting involved in Museum activity

Museum volunteers

• Meet new people, and make new and lasting friendships
• Explore the history of your local town
• Take part in exciting projects
• Join over 100 volunteers of all ages
• Add to your experiences and Learn new skills
• Boost your CV and Gain references

If you are interested in volunteering at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery or any of our other sites (Shrewsbury Castle, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Ludlow Museum and Resource Centre, Much Wenlock Museum), please contact us to find out more about how to get involved:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: (01743) 258885

Friends of Shrewsbury Museum & Art GalleryAn image of the Friends of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery's logo featuring a lion with its mouth open.

Many of our volunteers are also Friends of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

The Friends was established in 1983 with the general aim of supporting the objectives of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery – particularly its educational work. There are currently about 270 members of the Friends.

The Friends of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery run an annual programme of talks, visits and social events for members making it a fantastic and vibrant group in which to be involved.

Talks Programme

All talks, with the exception of the Darwin lecture, will be given at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Tuesday 25 September after the AGM  – Cerin Richardson, Acting Arts Officer Shropshire Council ‘The Work of the Arts Officer’

Wednesday 10 October at 3.30pm – Phyllida Shaw ‘An Artist’s War -the Art and Letters of Morris and Meredith Williams’

Wednesday 24 October  at 3.30pm – Andrew Bannerman  ‘None that go return again’

Saturday 3 November at 11am and 2pm – ‘Owen Aloud’

Wednesday 14 November at 3.30pm – Bob Fowke  ‘Robert Clive and Shropshire’

Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 3.30pm – Peter Reavill, British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme on ‘Recent Archaeological Finds in Shropshire and the work of the British Museum’s Scheme’

Sunday 10 February 2019 at 2.30pm – the Darwin Memorial Lecture, The Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn – Peter Moore – ‘Robert Fitzroy – a Napoleon or a Nelson?’

Tuesday 12 March 2019 at 3.30pm – Daniel Lockett ‘Mammoths to Minerals: digitising Shropshire’s Geology’

Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 3.30pm –  David de Haan ‘The Early Iconography of the Iron Bridge’

For full details of these talks and more information about being a Friend, please visit the Friends of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s website.

Shrewsbury Steam Trust

Our partners at the Shrewsbury Steam Trust maintain and man the engines and boiler at Coleham Pumping Station. If you would like to get involved they would love to hear from you at [email protected]