Friends of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
President Anthony Bowen
Chairman David Waterhouse
Registered Charity 51347
Since the opening of the Music Hall in Shrewsbury in 2014 as the new home for the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, the Friends have played a crucial role in the provision of services to the Museum and in providing further financial support for purchases and programmes.
Become a Friend of the Museum and support this vital activity.
As a Friend you will receive a warm welcome and gain privileged insight into our local history and heritage. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds but are linked by a love of the arts, an interest in history and an appreciation of the importance of museums in local life. At the present time (2019) there are over 300 members of the Friends.
Friends have free entry to the Museum and a discount off purchases in the shop and Café.
Friends enjoy an active programme including:
- a series of lectures focusing on local and national areas of interest.
- visits to historic sites and houses, other museums and exhibitions.
- an annual printed newsletter plus regular email updates.
- a social programme including the summer party.
The Friends also organise The Darwin Memorial Lecture which takes place in February each year at the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury. This has now become an international event with a series of distinguished speakers.
Chairman: David Waterhouse
Honorary Secretary: Rosemary Thornes
Membership Secretary: Lyn Leach
By mail at: FSMAG, c/o Visitor Information Centre, The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
Or by email at: FriendsSMAG@gmail.com
To find out more about Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, visit the Museum’s website at: http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/