Free entry to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, to coincide with its reopening on Monday
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (SM&AG) will be opening its doors at 10am on Monday 17 May 2021 following its closure during the third Lockdown; and to celebrate, entry for visitors will be free – from now onwards.
SM&AG are hosting Meadow Arts’ RURALities exhibition. The project brings together four specially-selected artists committed to investigating the rural in their practices, though they come from different places and backgrounds within the rural West Midlands and beyond.
The artists were given access to the collections of three regional museums (Shrewsbury, Worcester and Hereford), to investigate rural narratives lying dormant within their collections. Lucy Wright and Craig David Parr’s work will be on display at the museum from Monday 17 May until Thursday 27 June 2021.
Fay Bailey, Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Museums and Archives manager, said:
“We can’t wait to welcome visitors back to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. Entry is free from now on, but as coronavirus restrictions remain and numbers are limited, we recommend booking online to reserve your place www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburymuseum.
“As well as the brilliant RURALities exhibition, we’ve been busy putting together a brand new Maximo Mouse trail for the whole family to enjoy together. With a choice of four different activity cards, both the youngest and oldest members of your family will find something to keep them entertained and engaged during your visit.”
Volunteers will be returning to SM&AG from Tuesday 1 June 2021.
“This perfectly times with Volunteers’ Week (1 June-7 June 2021) – an annual nationwide campaign to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.
“Volunteers at the museum are such a huge part of our team helping us to welcome more people and ensure that everyone has a wonderful time with us. We have kept in touch with our volunteers digitally over the last year, but have really missed seeing them in person and can’t wait to welcome them back.”
To find out more about what’s going on at SM&AG, people can visit: www.shropshiremuseums.org.uk