Shrewsbury Museum and Gallery set to reopen

Date Posted: 07/03/2014

The opening of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery on 1st April, promises to bring a combination of historic treasures and contemporary art to Shropshire’s county town.

Restoration began on the existing museum in 2006, and school trip organisers visiting the museum can find out all about the restoration project as part of the collections; which move from Roman and Medieval times through to Darwin and the Industrial Revolution.  

Contemporary art and historic treasures

Treasures on display include an ornate silver mirror discovered at nearby Wroxeter, one of only a handful still existing from the period and a grim reminder of the execution of King Charles I.

A rolling programme of contemporary art exhibitions will be held in the gallery space. The gallery will launch with a specially curated exhibition from the collection held by Frank Cohen, with pieces chosen for the way they resonate with the museum’s Darwinian theme.

The museum will also house the Visitor Information Centre; from which guided walking tours will depart. Experts will be on hand to help school groups navigate their own journey of discovery both within and beyond the town.

For more school trip information contact:


School Travel Organiser's Guide