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BRiDgnoRTH’S noRTHgaTe MuSeuM

The Museum has a varied collection of objects to show the history of Bridgnorth from the stone and bronze ages through the civil war period to it's industry influence on many other industries. The Town was a very busy market town with it's cattle market and supporting shops, printers, theater and public houses and one time race course. The displays have a number of clay pipes and coins and information on the first high pressure steam engine in the form of a model of Trevethic engine that pulled the first fare paying passengers, before Stevensons' Rocket. The Museum was created by the Historic Society in 1951 for the Festival of Britain and is housed in the old Burghes room over the Northgate, hence the name and was part of the Norman Castle, and Moat Street is near by. It's website is which shows the collection and opening times during the period from Easter to the end of October each year. The website also shows the winter lectures

each month until April and new members are always welcome either by attending one of the lectures or contacting the membership secretary on 01746 762206 or the Curator on 01746 711486 The Museum now has Accreditation by the Arts Council, England which means it is nationally recognised as one that has well displayed and protected artefacts to the national standard and leading to TV companies contacting and loaning an item to be televised. Opening times: from Easter to October Saturdays 1.30 pm to 4 pm Sundays 11.00 am to 4 pm In school holidays during this opening period: Monday-Friday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm Saturday 1:30 pm - 4.00 pm Sunday 11 am - 4.00 pm Postcode : WV16 5AE

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Shropshire Signpost 2014  

2014 edition of the Shropshire Signpost - full of colourful features and ideas of places to visit in Shropshire.