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Free entry at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery in heritage celebration

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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (SM&AG) are offering free entry to visitors in celebration of the Heritage Open Days festival.

On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019, visitors will be able to enjoy the eclectic collections which proudly tell the history of Shrewsbury and Shropshire.

SM&AG holds one of the finest Roman collections in the UK and tells the story of Roman occupation in Shropshire through its displays.

SM&AG lets you experience the stories that make Shropshire unique as you explore millions of years of history through over 1,000 remarkable objects and encourages children to delve deeper by taking part in the Maximo Mouse Trail.

Some of the best preserved woolly mammoth bones are among the treasures on display.

Drawn of the Dead

Once inside the museum, visitors will be able to experience the stunning Drawn of the Dead exhibition which features the original work of internationally-renowned comic book artist, Charlie Adlard.

This special exhibition features original work from the world famous Walking Dead comic book series.#

An image of the comic art from The Walking Dead by Charlie Adlard that features in the Drawn of the Dead exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Comic art from the Walking Dead by Charlie Adlard

This unique exhibition extends to the museum balcony where visitors will see the breadth of Charlie’s work beyond The Walking Dead. Images from cult French comic Vampire State Building are displayed alongside Charlie’s life drawing and original books Code Flesh and White Death.

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

“Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery holds one of the finest Roman collections in the UK and tells the stories of Shropshire’s long history in a way that engages young and old alike.

“Visitors during the Heritage Open Days festival on 14 and 15 September will also be able to experience the stunning Drawn of the Dead exhibition, which in my opinion, is a must see.”

Guided town tours

As well as free entry to the Museum, you can explore the medieval town of Shrewsbury by joining a free guided tour on Saturday 14 September at 2pm.

The guided tours usually cost £7.50.

Advanced booking is advised to ensure your place. You can book by emailing guided.tours@shropshire.gov.uk or calling 01743 258888.

To find out more about Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, click here.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is owned and managed by Shropshire Council.