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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

Old Market Hall Cinema and Cafe Bar

From the outside, you would never guess that this 16th century Market Hall is home to a contemporary café bar and cinema. Located in Shrewsbury’s historic Square, the OMH is the place to meet friends over a cup of your favourite brew, or a Gin & Tonic from an extensive menu. The 81-seat independent cinema […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Castle

Whether you’re a friend or foe everyone is welcome to explore the grounds of this ancient site for free. The fortifications that have been on this site since 1074 have both protected the town from invaders and welcomed dignitaries over the centuries. Today the elegant sandstone castle, modernised by Thomas Telford in the 18th century […]

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Shrewsbury

Theatre Severn

If you enjoy live entertainment, plays, musicals, comedy, dance and live music, or you’re looking for a great night out, Theatre Severn is the place to go. With two auditoriums, a stylish bar housed in an old chapel and terraces offering stunning views across the River Severn and rooftops of Shrewsbury, this is the perfect […]

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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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Bridgnorth

Dracup's Cottage

Stay in one of the most unique holiday homes in Shropshire! Dracup’s Cottage, previously owned by an artist, Antony Dracup, was transformed into a work of art. It features a 360 degree mural of Bridgnorth and surrounding areas as well as its most famous room – The Knights’ Cavern, a hand crafted cave full of […]

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Shrewsbury,

St Chads Church

St Chad’s is a unique church because it is round.  With a capacity of 1200 people the building has the ability to make everybody feel close to the centre of the church.  At the heart of St Chad’s spirituality we believe that all are included in the body of Christ.  The round setting of the […]

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Ludlow

Meadow Barn, Nr Ludlow

Meadow Barn is an exceptionally spacious and characterful detached  5 star barn conversion with three bedrooms and three bathrooms located just 5 miles from the beautiful market town of Ludlow. The property is equipped and furnished to a very high standard throughout with solid oak flooring and retaining many original features including exposed beams in […]

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Bishop's Castle

Poetry Pharmacy

Welcome to the world’s first walk-in Poetry Pharmacy. Visit our beautiful Victorian shop in pretty Bishop’s Castle and browse the shelves according to your mood – from ‘Matters of the Heart’ to ‘For days when the world is too much with us’.  You will find books, art and gifts as well as beautiful stationery and […]

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Shrewsbury

Get English

• English language courses • Combine study with an immersive cultural experience • Take your learning beyond the classroom • Two highly-experienced trainers with you in the classroom and on excursions in and around the beautiful county of Shropshire.  Easily-customised, flexible packages. Perfect for couples, families, or small groups: GET SET GO Mini (weekend course) […]

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Shrewsbury

Soldiers of Shropshire Museum

Welcome to Soldiers of Shropshire Museum in Shrewsbury Castle. The Museum is host to a journey through nearly 300 years of British Army Evolution, seen through the eyes, campaigns and sacrifices of Shropshire Soldiers. The Museum displays the significant collections of the Shropshire regiments between 1755 and 1968, including the formation of the Light Infantry […]

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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

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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Bridgnorth

Severn Valley Railway

Come join the Severn Valley Railway to step back in time and make lasting memories. Discover the wonders of Worcestershire and Shropshire on the Severn Valley Railway. A perfect day out for all the family. Set across 16 miles of awe-inspiring countryside, jump aboard a steam train and discover the wonders like The Engine House […]

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