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HRH The Duke of Gloucester to officially open Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

HRH The Duke of Gloucester will officially open Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Thursday 17th September 2015. The new Museum & Art Gallery re-opened in the former Music Hall and 13th Century Vaughan's Mansion on 1 April 2014 and welcomed more than 80,000 visitors in its first year.

Park in Shrewsbury for just £1 on Bank Holiday Monday

People visiting Shrewsbury on Bank Holiday Monday (31st August 2015) will be able to park for just £1 in all Shropshire Council-run car parks. The special rate has been introduced by Shropshire Council to encourage people to spend Bank Holiday in the town and visit its many shops, cafes, restaurants and other attractions.

The car parks included in the offer are:


Go Free in Shrewsbury for Heritage Open Days

Shrewsbury is full of fun facts and finds and now you can explore five for free as part of the national Heritage Open Days event between 10th and 13th September. Celebrating the country's architecture and culture, Heritage Open Days offer free access to places that are usually closed to the public or charge for admission, so you can see more of Shrewsbury!

SDC to stage its first Shakespeare production at Theatre Severn

Rehearsals have started and tickets are now on sale for Shropshire Drama Company's (SDC) production As You Like It. The forthcoming Willam Shakespeare production will be taking place at Theatre Severn from 28th to 31st October 2015.

Evening of taster lectures at University Centre Shrewsbury

An evening of taster lectures is being held to give people a snapshot of learning and research at University Centre Shrewsbury. Research, learning and teaching at the institution are aligned to local, regional and national needs, spanning four areas; Medicine and Health; Sustainable Business and Community Development; Societal Innovation, and Design, Heritage and the Built Environment.

A World of LEGO® comes to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

LEGO® enthusiast Warren Elsmore will be staging his touring exhibition 'Brick City - the World's most iconic buildings and landmarks in LEGO®', at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. Featuring over 70 LEGO® models the exhibition will appeal to all ages whilst teaching creativity, expression and an appreciation of architecture and the iconic images that make up cities around the World.

A Pathway to Independence at the Shrewsbury Flower Show

Shrewsbury Flower Show presents beautiful garden designs put together by hard-working individuals with a flair for foliage. However, this year's event may be considered special for an alternate reason.

Get in gear with Flower Show challenge

Information, advice and a charity cycle challenge will be on offer to people visiting the University Centre Shrewsbury marquee at this year's Shrewsbury Flower Show. University Centre staff will be on hand to talk to visitors about the institution - and at the same time people will be given the opportunity to take on the 50-50 Pedal Power Challenge.