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Museum Opening Times

The museum is on the move very soon. So it is our pleasure to bring you two "Last Chance To See In Wem" open days before we start to dismantle the exhibits and pack up the books.


"Last Chance(s) To See In Wem"


Sunday 24th March - 12.00 noon to 5.00pm

Wednesday 17th April - 11.00am to 3.30pm

And then we'll be reopening the museum in October 2019. Every good story should have a little mystery and suspense to add a little frisson! So you'll have to watch this space to discover our new location.



Mythstories' Events

Amy the storyteller Tuesday 26th March 2019 - 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

at Newtown Library, Park Ln, Newtown, Powys SY16 1EJ

Young Storytellers Club at Newtown Library

Welcome to young people aged 9-14

Listen to stories and discover the magic of telling them.

More than stories with fun activities and making sessions to help you discover the tales within.

with storyteller, Amy Douglas and artist, Helen Kozich.

A Mythstories "Montgomeryshire Folktales: The Oral Tradition" event supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund
It's Absolutely Free

Phone 07969 541552 or email info@mythstories.com to book a place.


Montgomery Canal Saturday 6th April 2019 at 12.00 noon

Meet outside Powisland Museum in the Canal Yard off Severn Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7AQ
for a story-stroll along the towpath of the Montgomery Canal (duration approx. 100 minutes).

Telling Space Family Storytelling Club presents:-
Welshpool Canal Storywalk


Suitable for everyone - children must be accompanied by an adult.

A Chance to Listen - An Opportunity to Tell

Bring a story, a riddle or a song or just listen and enjoy.

It's Absolutely Free

FREE to secure your Storywalkers Permit register at eventbrite


Home Ed Group 1 Wednesday 10th April 2019 11.00am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 3.00pm

at Room SGH 019, University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ

Home Ed Group Meet-up 1
Japanese Crafts & African Stories


Arts, crafts and stories for 8—14 year olds - Using and making storytelling artefacts

Children must be accompanied at all times

The day consists of 2 different sessions with a break for lunch (please bring your own)

Limited places, please book in advance £10 per family (refundable on your arrival on the day)

To secure your Family Reservation register at eventbrite

Funded by The Co-op Community Fund, Shropshire Community Fund administered by Shropshire Rural Community Council, Shropshire Council and with Lottery Funding from Arts Council England.


Bufeo Colorado Thursday 18th April 2019 1.15pm to 1.45pm

at The Business Lounge, University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury. SY3 8HQ

A Lunchtime Encounter with
Bufeo Colorado


Your chance to get up close and personal with the South American King of the Pink River Dolphins, Bufeo Colorado.

Bring your take away coffee and sandwich and discover why telling stories can sometimes cause unforeseen problems.

Hear his story with words and without, and there'll even be a chance to talk dolphin!

Intrigued secure a Reservation register at eventbrite

With Lottery Funding from Arts Council England and support from the Co-op Community Fund.


The Kebra Nagast Thursday 25th April 2019 1.15pm to 1.45pm

at The Business Lounge, University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury. SY3 8HQ

A Lunchtime Encounter with
the Kebra Nagast


Your chance to get up close and personal with some Mythstories museum artefacts. This week come and see and hear about the Kebra Nagast from Ethiopia.

A wall hanging that tells the story of Solomon and Sheba in 44 pictures.

Bring your take-away coffee and sandwich and find out why the serpent should never have eaten that last goat.

Intrigued secure a Reservation register at eventbrite

With Lottery Funding from Arts Council England and support from the Co-op Community Fund.


Graham Higgins Friday 26th April 2019 at Room SGH020, University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury. SY3 8HQ

In Association with Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2019
Mythstories presents…“L’auca del Fouke le fitz waryn”


10.30am to 1.00pm Young Cartoonists Workshop with Graham Higgins

Work with cartoonist Graham Higgins to create a Catalonian-style comic strip with verses from Michael Rosen’s poem about the real Robin Hood who hailed from Shropshire’s Whittington Castle.

£2.00 per person (limited to 15 places for young cartoonists aged 14 to 25, under 16s should be accompanied by an adult (no charge for adult) – booking essential via this link to tickets)

2:30pm to 4.00pm “Beware Cartoonist At Work”

A drop-in open studio, where you can watch Graham Higgins put the finishing touches to the comic strip. This is free and open to everyone.

With Lottery Funding from Arts Council England.


Zhang Guo Lao Thursday 2nd May 2019 1.15pm to 1.45pm

at The Business Lounge, University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury. SY3 8HQ

A Lunchtime Encounter with
Zhang Guo Lao


Your chance to get up close and personal with some Mythstories museum artefacts. This week come and see and hear about Zhang Guo Lao, the eighth immortal from Chinese Mythology.

One of a group of ancient superheroes his story brings to mind a much more modern tale that has captured the imagination of British youth since the 1960's.

Bring your take-away coffee and sandwich and learn of his special powers and those of his faithful donkey.

Intrigued secure a Reservation register at eventbrite

With Lottery Funding from Arts Council England and support from the Co-op Community Fund.


The Morgan Library - home of Mythstories


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"Wonderful way to preserve stories and let them grow again"

"What a colourful way to get the imaginative juices running"

"What a brilliant refurbishment with such a wonderful array of the essence of stories



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