About Us

If you have a love of the arts and an appreciation of the importance of museums in local life do become a Friend of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

The Friends was founded in 1983. We raise money to assist the Museum to achieve projects which, without extra financial support, it would find difficult to realise. This has mainly involved supporting the purchase of significant pictures, ceramics and other items for display. Over the years, we have raised more than £75,000 towards the acquisition of some of the most important works in the Museum’s collections. Recent donations have included support for the purchase of the Godden Collection of Caughley porcelain and the Baschurch Hoard of early English coins. Contributions from the Friends have often been the critically important starting point for further funding support from trusts and national organisations.

Gable end from Lloyd's Mansion

Gable end from Lloyd’s Mansion

We have also made substantial contributions towards the Museum’s innovative educational programmes and projects.

Each year we have an extensive programme of lectures and visits. These are detailed on our ‘Talks’ and ‘Visits’ pages.

Many members of the Friends support the Museum as volunteers, welcoming visitors and acting as guides and gallery stewards and assisting with educational programmes for both children and adults.

Do join us!

Members of the Friends receive a number of privileges. These are detailed on our ‘Join Us!’ page.

We look forward to welcoming you at one of our events in the near future.

For more information, contact:

Chair:  David Waterhouse; 01743 343811

Hon. Secretary:  Malcolm Potter 01743 235430; malcolm@kerameus.co.uk

Membership Secretary:  Lyn Leach 01743 246897; lynpiccyg@gmail.com.

To find out more about Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, visit the Museum’s website at: http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/

Registered Charity 513417

3 thoughts on “About Us

  1. A very beautifully designed, informative and interesting website which should encourage visitors, volunteers and new members.

    Melisa Treasure

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