Museums Service facts
Shropshire Museums cares for more than 300,000 objects
We also care for over 200,000 unique records relating to the natural and human heritage of the county. These collections have been built up, mainly through public donations, over 180 years. We work to ensure their long term preservation in order to guarantee their availability to future generations. These collections, their context and their meanings brings an authenticity to everything we do. We provide direct access to over 3,000 of these objects every year for researchers, students and other users.
Each year we provide around 350 adult and 150 children's learning sessions
We offer a flexible and safe learning environment to our users, volunteers, staff and the heritage sector as a whole. Our programme ranges from supporting formal academic studies to an opportunity to learn new skills.
We help more than 40 local heritage groups and museums
By collaborating and building networks we support the wider museum community in Shropshire. By sourcing and sharing professional expertise, knowledge and resources we raise quality and ensure the future resilience of the sector.
Each year we support around 30 heritage projects
We work with local communities to build confidence and a sense of belonging. Based on shared stories and experiences we build a deeper awareness of place. Through questioning the past we help to inform the future.
If you have a question about Shropshire's museums, its collections or its services please feel free to contact us.