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Shropshire Regimental Museum: Talks Programme

Shrewsbury Castle and Shropshire Regimental Museum invite you to join them for a series of intriguing talks about Shropshire’s military history and the fascinating story of the Castle itself.

Friday 28 September 2018
“Verdun, the Battle that changed the 20th century” with Phillip Stevens

Shrewsbury Castle
Starts 7.30pm
Drinks available from 7pm

Friday 12 October 2018A black and white image of World War One soldiers on a ship following victory in the Great War. Learn more in the talks at Shrewsbury Castle.
“How the Allies won the First World War in 1918” with Gary Sheffield

Copthorne Army Reserve Centre
Starts 7.30pm
Drinks available from 7pm

An image of Shrewsbury Castle through the arch. Learn more about Shrewsbury Castle during the talks programme on Friday 30 November 2018.


Friday 30 November 2018
“The Hidden Hand of Genius: Robert Adam, the Pulteney’s and Shrewsbury Castle” with Gareth Williams
Shrewsbury Castle
Starts 7.30pm
Drinks available from 7pm

 

 

Friday 5 January 2019
“German prisoners of war in Britain 1945-1948” with Professor Dieter Steinert
Shrewsbury Castle
Starts 7.30pm
Drinks available from 7pm

Friday 22 February 2019
“Battle of Le Cateau, 26 August 1914” with Spencer Jones
Shrewsbury Castle
Starts 7.30pm
Drinks available from 7pm

All talks tickets are £10 per person (£7 for “Friends of Shropshire Regimental Museum”) and can be booked here or you can email curator@shropshireregimentalmuseum.co.uk

 

Titanic: Honour and Glory – Events

Titanic has become one of the most famous Ocean Liners in the world; from her conception to her premature demise, Titanic’s legend continues to fascinate. This touring exhibition comes to us from Titanic: Honour and Glory, which has one of the largest collections of Titanic and White Star Line artefacts in the UK.

Running alongside this stunning exhibition are a series of events that are sure to capture the imagination of adults and children alike.

Ceramic Titanic – 28 July and 4 August 11am-12.30pm, £8 per person

Seaside Songs with Sally Tonge – 1 and 22 August, standard admission entry (Under 5’s free)

 

Titanic: Honour and Glory

Discover and experience the story of the world’s most famous ocean liner this summer at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery in the latest special exhibition, Titanic: Honour and Glory.

Open from Monday 2 July 2018, Titanic: Honour and Glory allows and encourages you to delve further into the great ocean liner’s history and personally come face-to-face with its’ incredible story.

From her conception to her premature demise, the legend of Titanic continues and is expertly portrayed through many rare and previously unseen awe inspiring artefacts from the ship itself and props from the hugely popular James Cameron movie.

Once you are immersed in the history of Titanic, you can re-create the famous Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet moment on the prow of the ship on the Balcony overlooking the Shropshire Gallery.

As well as Titanic, this exhibition preserves the history of the White Star Line to which the famous ocean liner belonged, allowing you to experience and engage with Olympia and her lesser known sister ship, Britannic and the fleet of ships that once sailed under the distinctive swallow tailed flag of the legendary White Star Line.

Titanic: Honour and Glory is open until Sunday 30 September 2018.

Miniature Marvels: Celebrating One Man’s Passion for Model Engineering

In an age of 3D scanning and printing Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is proud to celebrate the art of precision model engineering with a new exhibition, Miniature Marvels.

For over 80 years local engineer Victor Pugh has hand-built his remarkable collection of over 20 working scale replicas. His collection ranges from steam locomotives to stationary engines and fire pumps. The exhibition Miniature Marvels runs to the 15 April 2018.

An image of a miniature red Park Hall Fire Engine built by Victor Pugh that features in the exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Miniature Marvels.

Park Hall Fire Engine built by Victor Pugh

Emma-Kate Lanyon, curator for Shropshire Museums, said:

“The detail on Vic’s models is astounding.

“However, we are now at a point where model engineering may soon disappear. We are at risk of losing the skills which have been mastered and perfected by model makers like Vic and I hope that the quality of Vic’s work might inspire another generation. At the very least it will showcase the talents and, to quote Vic, “mispent youth” of one man.”

About the creator, Victor Pugh

Victor has always had a passion for engineering and amateur radio. After leaving school in 1935, he attended evening classes is science, engineering, drawing and metalworking.  He went on to follow in his Father’s footsteps and become an apprentice electrician.  However, the outbreak of World War Two paused his studies.

Victor joined the Volunteer Royal Air Force as a Radio Operator, later becoming an Instrument Mechanic.  In 1941 he became a Japanese Prisoner of War and spent the rest of the War forced to build airfields in the jungles of Sumatra.

After the War, Victor completed his studies and began work with the Midland Electricity Board where he eventually became the First Engineer.

An image on Victor Pugh posing proudly with his miniature model of a black Silver Medal Steam engine

Vic with his Silver Model Steam Engine

However, outside Work, Victor miniaturised his engineering skills to produce both Region and National award winning models.  Every one of his models is carefully researched with numerous photographs used to scale down every detail.  In order to produce many of these tiny components, he had to first miniaturise his own tool kit.  Victor painstakingly built tidy lathes and hand tools to produce every part he needed from threaded screws to working pistons.

Miniature Marvels: Celebrating one man’s passion for precision model engineering

In an age of 3D scanning and printing, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is proud to celebrate the art of precision model engineering in a new exhibition, ‘Miniature Marvels’.

For over 80 years local engineer Victor Pugh has hand-built his remarkable collection of over 20 working scale replicas, ranging from steam locomotives, stationary engines, and fire pumps. ‘Miniature Marvels’ is open until Sunday 15 April 2018.

Victor has always had a passion for engineering and amateur radio.  After leaving school in 1935, he attended evening classes in science, engineering, drawing and metalworking.  He went on to follow in his Father’s footsteps and became an apprentice electrician.  However, the outbreak of World War Two paused his studies.  Victor joined the Volunteer Royal Air Force as a Radio Operator, later becoming an Instrument Mechanic.  In 1941 he became a Japanese Prisoner of War and spent the rest of the War forced to build airfields in the jungles of Sumatra. After the War, Victor completed his studies and began work with the Midland Electricity Board where he eventually became the First Engineer.

However, outside Work, Victor miniaturised his engineering skills to produce both Region and National award winning models.  Every one of his models is carefully researched with numerous photographs used to scale down every detail.  In order to produce many of these tiny components, he had to first miniaturise his own tool kit.  Victor painstakingly built tidy lathes and hand tools to produce every part he needed from threaded screws to working pistons.

“The detail on Vic’s models in astounding.” Says Curator, Emma-Kate Lanyon.  “However, we are now at a point where model engineering may soon disappear. We are at risk of losing the skills which have been mastered and perfected by model makers like Vic. Today’s twenty-first century children create virtual worlds on Minecraft, rather than picking up a magnifying glass and hacksawn.  So I hope that the quality of Vic’s work might inspire another generation.  At the very least it will showcase the talents and, to quote Vic, “mispent youth” of one man.”

Miniature Marvels’ is open from Friday 19 January 2018 until Sunday 15 April 2018.

We’re going on Mammoth Hunt (EYFS)

We’re Going on a Mammoth Hunt

EYFS

Join us for a mammoth story and song session in the museum’s prehistory gallery and discover fascinating facts about our collection of mammoth bones. This fun-filled workshop for the museum’s youngest visitors encourages  ctive participation, creativity and linguistic development. Hunt for mammoths in the museum galleries then make a clay mammoth to take away. Cost of workshop: £95 (maximum of 30 children)

           

Mammoth Vertebra 3D Model Collection

From Object Number: G.10767

 

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

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Schools Workshop Brochure 2017_18 LOW RES

 

 

Visitor Centre-2500 medLocal school children - June 2013

Ludlow Museum Resource Centre

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Schools Workshop Brochure 2017_18 LOW RES

 

Shropshire Archives

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Schools Workshop Brochure 2017_18 LOW RES

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