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Shropshire culture and arts: let Shropshire open your eyes

Shropshire doesn’t just give you tranquil surroundings, rich history and amazing food. All year round, Shropshire has a vibrant arts and culture scene to inspire and entertain. At Shropshire theatres you can catch nationally touring drama, comedy, live music, musicals, pantomime, and plays for children. As well as big-name cinemas you’ll find two independent cinemas in Shropshire, plus screenings in other performance spaces around the county. Shropshire museums and their knowledgeable staff are amazing. You can get up close to Roman treasure, travel through decades of British pop culture, see a full-size reconstruction of the woolly mammoths that wandered Shropshire thousands of years ago. In small galleries around the county you can buy original artwork from local artists. Shropshire’s beautiful scenery and quietude mean many creative people have made our county their home, including writers, artists, photographers and musicians. We love festivals in Shropshire, and many of our annual festivals embrace the arts. You could attend a classical music recital in a beautiful church or visit the open studios of artists. Are you ready to soak up Shropshire’s arts and culture?

TELFORD

WELLINGTON MARKET

Established since 1244, Wellington Market is a fully heated indoor market hall, housing over 120 shopping units. There is also an outdoor market area. Some of the finest food outlets around can be found in the market, with everything from bakers to butchers, and fish to fruit & veg. The market cafés are always a […]

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Shrewsbury

Wroxeter Roman City

Discover urban-living 2,000 years ago at Viriconium (Wroxeter) – once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Wander the remains of the bathhouse and explore a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii. Discover the daily lives of the people who lived here with the audio tour and through […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre

The Visitor Information Centre (VIC) can be found within Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, right in the centre of Shrewsbury town.  We can help visitors to the town with information on the town, on what there is to see and do, how to get around the county and how to get the most out of […]

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Berg and Bloomfield

We create Contemporary Woodcrafts and Ceramics– Ceramic Clocks, vases, compost jars, coasters, mugs, bowls, soap dishes and money boxes, decorated with patterns based on floral and geometric designs. Porcelain earrings, necklaces and porcelain decorations. Oak jewellery boxes with inlaid porcelain tiles. Oak blanket boxes, tables , chairs, clocks, chopping boards, trivet stands, wooden Christmas trees […]

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Shrewsbury

Fusing Ideas Glass Studio

Glass Art and functional designs: At Fusing Ideas Glass, artisan/designer Jill Bagnall creates stunning, contemporary kiln formed studio glass, by hand, from start to finish. Her range includes unique functional glass for the home, 2D & 3D glass art and hand finished jewellery. Individual gifts for yourselves or others, or to enhance your home or […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Cathedral

The Cathedral was designed by Edward Pugin, son of Augustus Pugin, and was completed in 1856. The building was paid for by Bertram, Earl of Shrewsbury, who died three months before its completion. It was he who chose the dedication and wished to take the name of Shrewsbury. Amongst the glories of the Gothic Cathedral are its stained […]

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Nr Oswestry

The Holroyd Community Theatre

The Holroyd Community Theatre, near Oswestry, is a theatre for everyone: a community theatre for North Shropshire and the Welsh borders. The Holroyd Community Theatre exists to advance education in the Arts and to provide facilities in the interests of social and cultural welfare to promote drama, music, dance and the arts (generally for the […]

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Whitchurch

Whitchurch Museum and Archives

Whitchurch Heritage Centre consists of the Main Exhibition Hall and the Caldecott Gallery and contains a range of artefacts dating from the Roman occupation up until modern times.   The Main Exhibition Hall heralds the work of Whitchurch firm J.B. Joyce who were established in 1790 and have only just stopped producing Tower Clocks in […]

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Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock Priory

The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded here in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia, whose abbess daughter Milburge was hailed as a saint. Her relics were miraculously re-discovered here in 1101, attracting both pilgrims and prosperity to […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Our Visitor Centre is currently closed due to Covid 19 restrictions and to extensive construction work on site. We plan to reopen in the Spring of 2021. The full visitor attraction will open in Spring 2022. Please see our website for more details. Situated on the northern edge of Shrewsbury, the internationally-important Flaxmill Maltings site […]

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Ludlow

Ludlow Castle

Welcome to Ludlow Castle, one of the finest medieval ruins in England. Set in the glorious Shropshire countryside at the heart of the superb, bustling black & white market town of Ludlow. Walk through the Castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility – a glimpse into the […]

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Shrewsbury

The Parade Shops

The Parade Shop is a mixture of independent and individual businesses based in the historic Royal Salop Infirmary building, which is just a couple of minutes walk from the top of Pride Hill.

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Shrewsbury

Visual Art Network

Our street gallery located in the Darwin Shopping Centre features a diverse range of work to buy by local artists and makers. The Visual Art Network (VAN) is a volunteer run organisation for artists aiming to promote local visual arts in the Shropshire area. Our members exhibit and sell their work at the gallery and […]

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