Shropshire Archives and Libraries

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Archives[edit | edit source]

Shropshire Archives[edit | edit source]

Shropshire Archives
Castle Gates
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2AQ UK
Telephone: 0345 678 9096
Website: Shropshire Archives

We’re the archives and local studies service for the historic county of Shropshire This includes the borough of Telford and Wrekin. We preserve and make accessible documents, books, maps, photographs, plans and drawings relating to Shropshire past and present. Onsite, we have 5½ miles of shelving, holding local material from 12th Century charters right up to yesterday’s Shropshire Star. Around 6,000 people per year visit us, with many more reaching us via our website. We provide a service for schools, as well as an outreach and events programme. We also have many opportuntities for volunteers.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Shrewsbury Library[edit | edit source]

Shrewsbury Library
Castle Gates
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2AS UK
Telephone: 01743 255308
Website: Shrewsbury Library

Museums[edit | edit source]

Bishops Castle Heritage Resource Centre[edit | edit source]

Bishops Castle Heritage Resource Centre
22 Chapel Yd
Bishops Castle, Shropshire SY9 5DE UK
Telephone: 1588 630556
Website: Bishops Castle Heritage Resource Centre

Bishop's Castle Heritage Resource Centre is a local heritage store and activity centre celebrating local history and keeping it within the community for people to use and enjoy. Bishop's Castle is a small market town situated in a remote, largely agricultural region of South West Shropshire. Due to its geographical remoteness, local heritage in Bishop's Castle has enjoyed a degree of protection from outside influences. The town has retained much of its historic character, and a strong sense of heritage has given rise to numerous active local history organisations.

Whitchurch Heritage Centre[edit | edit source]

Whitchurch Heritage Centre
12 St Mary’s Street
Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1QY UK
Telephone: 01948 664577
Website: Whitchurch Heritage Centre

Whitchurch Heritage Centre consists of the Main Exhibition Hall and the Caldecott Gallery and contains a range of artefacts dating from the Roman occupation up until modern times.

For a long list of Shropshire museums, go to List of museums in Shropshire in Wikipedia.