Museum

The future of the Museum Service in Shropshire

The Friends Of Shrewsbury Museum exists to value, support and foster the museum’s activities. So it is of great matter to us to understand how the museum is regarded in the public mind.
On this page, we will try to keep you informed of the latest debates over the future of the museum.
Most people who read this will know that Shropshire Council has been forced by budget cuts to make drastic savings. Although there have been periodic propose over the last two years to reduce spending to the bare minimum it now looks likely that further cuts will not be made in the near future and that the museum service will remain under the control of Shropshire Council. This is a welcome development and the Friends will continue to play a vital role in supporting the museum service in Shropshire.
We welcome Councillor Lezley Picton as the new portfolio holder on Shropshire Council for Culture and Leisure and look forward to working with her on some of the issues concerning the museum service.