Best Museums and Art Galleries In Shropshire

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Shropshire in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 60 Shropshire museums and art galleries to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Ironbridge Gorge Museums

  • Coalbrookdale
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Ironbridge Gorge Museums is home to 10 amazing interactive museums, adding up to an unforgettable experience for your whole family. Watch and talk to...

Blists Hill Victorian Town

  • Telford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Step right into Queen Victoria’s time - swap the sight of cars & traffic jams for the authentic Blists Hill Victorian Town where old-time folk ge...

Land of the Lost Content Museum

  • Craven Arms
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Land of the Lost Content Museum is a unique place to take the kids, as it is crammed full of an amazing collection of items that have belonged to ord...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

  • Craven Arms
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Step back in time or stroll through nature at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. A timeline trail, homemade ice cream and one enormous mammoth make i...

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

  • Shifnal
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is considered one of the leading attractions in the Midlands, with over 70 aircraft on display. It is open daily throu...

The House on Crutches Museum

  • Bishops Castle
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The House on Crutches Museum tells the story of the unique town of Bishop's Castle, using a variety of displays and temporary exhibition in a series...

Oswestry Town Museum

  • Oswestry
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Oswestry Town Museum is full of interesting exhibits that are brought to life by the friendly and informative volunteers who run this excellent littl...

Bantock House and Museum

  • Wolverhampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bantock House Museum- is a restored to its Edwardian glory. Bantock House is a hidden treasure set within 43 acres of parkland and surrounded by deli...

Wolves Museum

  • Wolverhampton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Wolves Museum is a modern, state of the art museum that offers fun for all ages, pus a chance to learn how the Wolves have shaped modern football. Yo...

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

  • Wolverhampton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Go and explore more than 300 years of art in the free gallery! Whether it's to see one of the best Pop Art collections outside London or work by Engl...

Red House Glass Cone

  • Stourbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Discover a piece of the past at Red House Glass Cone: a complete working glass cone in the whole of Europe! This truly is a rare gem and gives visito...

Museum of Carpet5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Kidderminster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The sound of a power loom weaving at full pelt is impressive and unforgettable, truly atmospheric! They are lucky to have not 1 but 2 working looms a...

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Visitor Centre

  • Wrexham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Visitor Centre provides an awe inspiring day out that everyone in the family will enjoy, with amazing views and a 200 year...

Black Country Living Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Dudley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

You don’t need a time machine to time travel! Visit the 26-acre open-air Black Country Living Museum to discover a corner of the world frozen in time...

The Judges Lodging

  • Presteigne
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Judges Lodging From the stunningly and sympathetically restored judge's apartments through to the rather dingier servants' quarters below floors,...

Hartlebury Castle

  • Hartlebury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Living in Worcestershire or paying a visit to the area? Enjoy a fun and educational morning or afternoon, or even a full day at Hartlebury Castle; it...

Harvington Hall

  • Kidderminster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Harvington Hall is a moated medieval manor house, which contains some of the best series of priest's hiding places anywhere in the country and many o...

World of Wedgwood

  • Barlaston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

World of Wedgwood is a unique visitor experience celebrating the very best of British industrial and design heritage, set in 240 acres of beautiful S...

Walsall Leather Museum

  • Walsall
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Walsall Leather Museum will help you and the kids to discover why Walsall was known as the capital of leather goods in Britain. It is free to visit,...

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Tarporley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Handsome Beeston Castle in Tarporley, Cheshire is also known locally as The Castle Of The Rock. Active families can climb to the top of this impressi...

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