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List of museums in Shropshire

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This list of museums in Shropshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Acton Scott Working Farm Acton Scott Shropshire Farm Victorian period working farm
Attingham Park
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Atcham Shropshire Historic house Operated by the National Trust, late 18th century country mansion, gardens
Battlefield 1403 Battlefield Shropshire Military website, site and history of the Battle of Shrewsbury, near Battlefield Heritage Park
Benthall Hall
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Benthall, Broseley Shropshire Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 16th century country house, gardens
Bishop’s Castle Railway and Transport Museum Bishop's Castle Shropshire Transportation History of the Bishop's Castle Railway
Blists Hill Victorian Town
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Madeley Telford and Wrekin Living Late 19th century period Victorian town, includes steam-operated pithead, chemist, squatters cottage, schoolhouse and a bank, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Bog Visitor Centre Stiperstones Shropshire Local website, natural history, geology and mining heritage of the area
Boscobel House
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Boscobel Shropshire Historic house Operated by English Heritage, restored 17th century timber-framed house and farm, site where Charles II famously hid in a tree to escape discovery by Parliamentary soldiers after the Battle of Worcester, includes dairy, farmyard, smithy, gardens, and a descendant of The Royal Oak
Bridgnorth Museum Bridgnorth Shropshire Local website, website, local history, culture
Broseley Pipeworks
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Broseley Telford and Wrekin Industry Former clay tobacco pipe making factory, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Cambrian Heritage Railways Oswestry Shropshire Railway Heritage railway and museum
Clun Town Museum Clun Shropshire Local information, local history and town regalia, located in town hall
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
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Coalbrookdale Telford and Wrekin Industry 17th century ironworks, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, includes museum of steel sculpture
Coalport China Museum
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Coalport Telford and Wrekin Industry History and production of Coalport chinaware, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Coleham Pumping Station
Coleham Shropshire Technology Victorian pumping station with preserved steam engines
Daniels Mill
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Bridgnorth Shropshire Mill 18th century working water mill
Darby Houses
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Coalbrookdale Telford and Wrekin Historic house 17th century period homes of the Quaker managers of the Coalbrookdale Ironworks; one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Dudmaston Hall
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Quatt Shropshire Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 17th century country mansion and estate, gardens, features important collection of modern art and mid-20th century Spanish paintings and pottery
Engine House
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Highley Shropshire Railway Severn Valley Railway visitor center with steam locomotives and railway exhibits, located at the Highley railway station
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Coalbrookdale Telford and Wrekin Science Principles of design and technology in industry and manufacturing, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums
House on Crutches Museum
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Bishop's Castle Shropshire Local website, timber-framed house with local history, domestic and agriculture exhibits
Iron Bridge and Toll House
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Ironbridge Telford and Wrekin Technology First arch bridge in the world to be made out of cast iron in 1779, toll house features exhibits on the bridge's construction, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Jackfield Tile Museum
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Jackfield, Broseley Shropshire Art Decorative tile factory, galleries showing tiles and period rooms decorated with tiles, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Land of Lost Content Craven Arms Shropshire History website, 20th century memorabilia, most made in Britain
Llanymynech Heritage Area
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Llanymynech Shropshire Industrial history Historic lime quarry and industrial buildings, including nationally significant Hoffman kiln – one of three still standing in Britain
Ludlow Castle
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Ludlow Shropshire Historic house Partly ruined uninhabited medieval castle
Ludlow Museum Ludlow Shropshire Multiple website, local history, wildlife, archaeology, geology, fossils
Market Drayton Museum Market Drayton Shropshire Local website, local history
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Ironbridge Telford and Wrekin Toy museum Situated at the last remaining British teddy bear manufacturer, Merrythought, who are based in the Ironbridge Gorge
Morville Hall
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Bridgnorth Shropshire Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Elizabethan house and gardens
Much Wenlock Museum Much Wenlock Shropshire Local website, local history including the Wenlock Olympian Society Annual Games
Museum of the Gorge
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Ironbridge Telford and Wrekin Local History of the Ironbridge Gorge, coal mining and local history, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Mythstories Museum of Myth & Fable Wem Shropshire Literary website, changing displays of legends and folklore, live storytelling
Oswestry Town Museum Oswestry Shropshire Local website, The Story of Oswestry
Park Hall Oswestry Shropshire Multiple website, farm park with three museums: Victorian School & Museum, Welsh Guards Museum, and reproduction Iron Age Roundhouse
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
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Cosford Shropshire Aviation website, History of aviation and the Royal Air Force, features war planes, transport and training aircraft, engines, missiles and rocket-powered weapons, exhibits on changes in air technology, Cold War history
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery Shrewsbury Shropshire Multiple Local history, art exhibits
Shropshire Regimental Museum
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Shrewsbury Shropshire Military Regimental memorabilia and history, located at Shrewsbury Castle
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Craven Arms Shropshire Multiple Area geology, natural history, Iron Age history, art exhibits, local history
Stokesay Castle
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Stokesay Shropshire Historic house Operated by English Heritage, medieval fortified manor house
Stokesay Court
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Onibury Shropshire Historic house Victorian country house and gardens
Wellington Telford and Wrekin Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Victorian suburban villa with unaltered late 19th century interior
Tar Tunnel Coalport Telford and Wrekin Industry Tunnel where bitumen seeps through, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Welsh Guards Museum Oswestry Shropshire Military website, history and memorabilia of the Welsh Guards, located in Park Hall
Whitchurch Heritage Centre
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Whitchurch Shropshire Local website, exploring the history of a Shropshire market town, features gallery with art and memorabilia relating to artist Randolph Caldecott and Whitchurch-born musician Edward German
Wilderhope Manor
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Wenlock Edge Shropshire Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 16th century Tudor manor house, also a youth hostel
Wroxeter Roman City
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Wroxeter Shropshire Archaeology Operated by English Heritage, excavated remains and museum with artifacts

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