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Family Fun at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery This Bank Holiday Weekend

Family Fun at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery This Bank Holiday Weekend There's so much to enjoy at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this coming Bank Holiday Weekend and beyond.

A new exhibition in the Community Exhibition space called 'Made in Shrewsbury' features some of the county town's most famous manufacturers such as Sentinel, Hartley's, Silhouette, and Wales & Edwards. To launch the show a Sentinel steam lorry will be on display in The Square on Saturday between 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Children will love our face-painter who will be painting bug and animal themed faces on Bank Holiday Monday 26th May and Friday 30th May (11-4). Take part in our free children's trail and find time-travelling LEGO® Minifigures hiding in the galleries.

Our six galleries display Shrewsbury and Shropshire’s history from Roman times through the Middle Ages, the Civil War and up to the present day with contemporary art from the Frank Cohen Collection.

On Sunday Shrewsbury is staging the Grand Prix Cycle Race and there will be a host of attractions from face-painting to creating bicycle powered artwork in the Square to enjoy before the race starts at 4pm.

On Sunday evening BBC’s Countryfile programme will be coming from Shropshire and among the items it looks at Charles Darwin's Thinking Path which is the subject of a wonderful art installation by Shirley Chubb in the Museum relating to Darwin’s life and times.

The Museum & Art Gallery is offering great value season tickets so pop in to buy yours and enjoy a whole year of visits. For more information about Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery visit

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