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Exciting future for Shropshire Museums as new strategy approved

Related topics: Leisure, culture and heritage

The new Shropshire Museums Service Strategy was approved by Cabinet on Wednesday 26 September 2018.

The strategy sets out the strategic objectives over the next five years from 2018-2023, stating:

“We will work as a team to ensure that all of our customers have an enjoyable experience of our museums and collections. We will focus on attracting families, embracing their diverse make-up and needs. Our services will benefit the health and well-being of our local communities and we will strengthen our resilience by planning for the future.”

Shropshire Museums Service manages sites across the Shropshire Council area, including:

  • Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
  • Shrewsbury Castle
  • Coleham Pumping Station
  • Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
  • Much Wenlock Museum
  • Ludlow Museum Resource Centre
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture and leisure, said:

“I’m delighted Cabinet approved the new Shropshire Museums Service strategy.

“This strategy provides a clear direction for the next five years placing us in a stronger position to ensure that the sites we manage flourish, and continue play a key role in Shropshire’s tourism offer.

“I’d like to congratulate our museums staff for producing such an exciting strategy.”

The strategy has been developed following extensive consultation with museums staff, volunteers, Friends groups, and stakeholders.

Useful links:

Shropshire Museums Service Strategy

Cabinet report

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery