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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?

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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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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Oswestry

The British Ironwork Centre

An award-winning, 5* family day out with over 60 acres of land to explore. Including a café, ice-cream parlour, shopping, a sculpture park, seasonal events and an outdoor children’s adventure play, there really is something for everyone here! We have a large café and ice-cream parlour offering a full breakfast, lunch and hot drinks menu. […]

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Shrewsbury

Lock Stock and Smokin Art Shop

Lock Stock and Smokin Art Shop is founded by award winning Artist and Designer Faith Mercer. Retailer of quality and essential Art Materials in addition providing a bespoke Picture Framing Service alongside Wrekin Framers. Quality hand made gift wares  made in the Midlands with the emphasis on supporting local Artists and Makers. Stocking a diverse […]

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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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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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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

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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Ludlow

Ludlow Fringe

Bursting with some of the liveliest, most entertaining performances from local, national and international touring artists, there’s always something special to appeal to culture vultures of all ages at the Ludlow Fringe Festival.  Taking place annually in the beautiful, medieval, market town of Ludlow in South Shropshire, it has grown to become one of the […]

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Telford

Shropshire Festivals

SHROPSHIRE FESTIVALS· An events company that specialises in fun events across Shropshire and beyond. Best known for Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shropshire Kids Festival, Shrewsbury Winter Festival, Shropshire Oktoberfest and many more…. we also help other businesses run their PR, marketing and events bringing expertise, fun and ideas.

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Oswestry

Oswestry Tourist Information Centre

Visit Oswestry Town Tourist Information Centre at Castle View. The Town TIC is open 3 days each week, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 to 3 pm. You can ask our staff anything about Oswestry and The Welsh Borders and they will do their best to help you. They are real ambassadors for the town and […]

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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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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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