|CAMBRIAN HERITAGE RAILWAYS||Museums & Galleries|
|Old Station Building, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RE|
We cover a time from Pre Cambrian Railways right through GWR and BR. This is important in a historic railway centre. Covering about 150 years of railway history in Oswestry, we have exhibits and artefacts from all periods. On certain weekends throughout the season, you can visit the museum and have a train ride. New additions in the museum include a Narrow Gauge Tipper Wagon which was last used in the Water Works in Oswestry. Currently we are working on the society Nantmawr branch line project to restore one and a quarter miles of the former Gobowen to Nantmawr branch line.
|Tel: 01691 671749|
|ACTON SCOTT HISTORIC WORKING FARM||Museums & Galleries|
|Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QN|
"Living history in the Shropshire Hills...
Experience daily life on an upland 19th century farm". One of the leading museums of its type in Britain, you can see traditional dairy techniques - milking by hand and butter-making. Practical demonstrations using traditional methods and period horse-drawn machines. Visits from a wheelwright, farrier and blacksmith. See the animals in the fields and farmyard - including some rare breeds. A memorable experience for everyone, especially children. The craft shop sells fresh produce, country crafts and souvenirs. Home-cooked food in the cafe. Sign posted off the A49 just south of Church Stretton. Most activities are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs available. Fully accessible toilet /washing facilities.
|MUCH WENLOCK MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|High Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6HR|
It is strange to think that a small town like Much Wenlock could be associated with the origins of the modern Olympic Games, but it was here in 1850 that Dr. William Penny Brooks founded the Wenlock Olympian Society and the town's annual Olympian Games.
Throughout his life, Dr. Brooks was a leading member of the National Olympian Association, working to promote the moral and physical benefits of physical education.
The museum also provides information on local history, the geology of Wenlock Edge and the archaeology of the south-west Shropshire area.
|THE IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUMS||Museums & Galleries|
|Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ|
Ironbridge Gorge is a World Heritage Site, it was here that the Industrial Revolution really started and it's no surprise that there are ten museums within the 6-square miles. Nowhere in the world has had such an influence on the development of technology and the way society has developed in the industrialised world. A beautiful place to visit but it's for industrial heritage that most visitors come with many of its early industrial sites surviving as furnaces, factories, workshops, canals in the communities of Coalbrookdale, Coalport, Ironbridge, and Jackfield. The most impressive image of the area, though, must be that of the world's first iron bridge spanning the often wild waters of the River Severn. Many of the museums have working craftsmen who demonstrate traditional crafts...ironworking, pottery, glassmaking, candlemaking, etc.
This Museum is like a time capsule containing
much of the original equipment installed in the
1880's and used until production ceased here at
the end of the 1950's. There are displays which
explain the history of the local clay tobacco
pipe-making industry from its 16th century
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Set in 50 acres of
woodland. Much of this apparently 19th
century town is actually made up of rescued
and re-erected or replica Victorian
buildings alongside industrial monuments
which have been preserved in-situ.
The "town" includes a bank, chemist, pub,
bakers, sweet shop, school, doctor's and
You can exchange modern currency for
Victorian pounds, shillings and pence to
spend with the staff of the shops in
Castle Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AS
Tel: 01584 878765
The first museum in Ludlow was established in
1833. The current museum includes the John
Norton Gallery and a display of the
internationally-famous geology of the area. Sir
Roderick Murchison, a famous Victorian
geologist, unravelled the story of Ludlow's
rocks and new finds are still being made today.
Some of the oldest known fossil plants and land
animals in the world have recently been found in
the area. The museum galleries are fully
accessible to wheelchair users. Public car park
and toilets are close by.
The Eckford Sweet Pea
Society Of Wem
c/o Lyndale, Nook Farm, Weston-under-Redcastle,
Shropshire, SY4 5LP
Tel: 01948 840779 or 01948 840806
An annual show to celebrate and exhibit the
towns famous sweet peas. Learn how Henry Eckford
developed his work back in 1888 and how it is
still be used today. Pick up seeds and souvenirs
Land of Lost Content
The Market Hall, Market Street, Craven Arms,
Shropshire, SY7 9NW
Tel: 01588 676176
Travel back in time and re-live the times of
your life again. Browse through material dating
back to the Victorians right to the Millennium.
Royal Airforce Museum
Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP
Tel: 01902 376200
Time flies when you're having fun! Free
admission. Museum housing 70 aircraft and home
to War Planes, Missiles and much more.