Opening Hours 2021
Tuesdays 11.00 – 4.00
Thursdays 11.00 – 4.00
If you would like to arrange a school or group please contact us beforehand. It maybe possible to arrange school and group visits outside our normal opening hours.
Whitchurch Heritage Centre
12 St Mary’s Street
Shropshire SY13 1QY
Phone : 01948 664577
Email: [email protected]
All areas of the ground floor are wheelchair accessible. Disabled parking is available adjacent to the Heritage Centre.
On the ground floor the Museum consists of the Main Exhibition Hall and the Caldecott Gallery. These spaces contain a range of artefacts dating from before the Roman occupation up until modern times.
The Main Exhibition Hall heralds the work of Whitchurch firm J.B. Joyce (a company established in 1790 that has only recently stopped producing Tower Clocks in the town). There is also a large cabinet dedicated to Roman and pre-Roman history with a number of interesting finds and artefacts on display.
The Caldecott Gallery houses a fine collection of artworks and memorabilia relating to Randolph Caldecott (who once worked in the town) and to the Whitchurch-born musician Edward German. An interactive unit allows visitors to learn more about these famous men.
A new display cabinet in the gallery has adjacent illuminated drawers where some of our smaller artefacts can be seen close up.
Many of the exhibits are geared towards children and are very much hands on. There is a Roman ‘dig’ where finds can be uncovered, brass rubbing plaques where budding artists can create their own masterpieces, and a giant jigsaw with a Randolph Caldecott style picture to complete.
The first floor is dedicated to the Archives and can be visited by appointment, please contact us to arrange a visit.