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Museum Opening Times

The museum in Wem is no longer open to the public as we are dismantling it prior to our relocation. We will be reopening the museum at our new site in October 2019. Watch this space for more details.



Mythstories' Events

King Arthur's Shropshire Thursday 23rd May 2019 1.15pm to 1.45pm

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

A Lunchtime Encounter with
King Arthur's Shropshire


Your chance to get up close and personal with King Arthur's Shropshire.

Bring your take away coffee and sandwich and discover why he built his Camelot on the ruins of a Roman City.

Hear about his Knights' adventures battling with Giants, and how they were saved by a White Lion.

Intrigued? Secure a Reservation register at eventbrite

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


Edric & Godda Thursday 30th May 2019 1.15pm to 1.45pm

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

A Lunchtime Encounter with
Edric & Godda


Your chance to get up close and personal with Wild Edric & his fairy bride, Godda.

Bring your take away coffee and sandwich and discover why his marriage oath was so soon broken.

Hear about why he continues to ride the Stiperstones over nine centuries after his death.

Intrigued? Secure a Reservation register at eventbrite

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


Much Wenlock Saturday 1st June 2019 at 12.00 noon

Meet outside the entrance Wenlock Priory
for a story-stroll around the town (duration approx. 100 minutes).

Telling Space Family Storytelling Club presents:-
Much Wenlock Storywalk with special guest storyteller Mike Rust


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


Arthur in Shropshire Tuesday 4th June 2019 11.00am to 1.00pm

at Shropshire Archives, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ

King Arthur's Shropshire

Discover the Shropshire of King Arthur in this guided research session at Shropshire Archives.

Many sites across the county are associated with legends of King Arthur and his Knights.

Find out what life was like in these places circa 550AD.

With the aid of maps and written references to this folklore see for yourself whether King Arthur ruled this realm.

5.00 - limited places, pre-booking essential at eventbrite

With Lottery Funding from Arts Council England.


Krishna Thursday 6th June 2019 1.15pm to 1.45pm

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

A Lunchtime Encounter with
Krishna


Your chance to get up close and personal with Krishna, the blue skinned 8th avatar of Vishnu.

Bring your take away coffee and sandwich and discover the story of his birth.

Handle a Kavad, an Ola Palm Book and a Wayang Golek stick puppet.

Intrigued? Secure a Reservation register at eventbrite

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


Home Ed Group 1 Wednesday 12th June 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 3
We'll be making Shropshire Rocks Story Stones and
starting work on Retablos (think dioramas) inside giant letters to make a very special sign for Mythstories.

Arts, crafts and stories for 814 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) please note the eventbrite handling fee inc vat of 1.07 is not refundable.

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.


Kamishibai Thursday 13th June 2019 1.15pm to 1.45pm

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

A Lunchtime Encounter with
Kamishibai


Your chance to get up close and personal with the Japanese art of kamishibai.

Bring your take away coffee and sandwich and discover the story in the box.

Have a go at using one. Have you got what it takes to revive the trade of the 'kamishibai man'?

Intrigued? Secure a Reservation register at eventbrite

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


Shut Stories 2019 Wednesday 19th June 2019 2.00pm to 3.30pm

meet at The Frankwell Quay Entrance, University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury. SY3 8HQ

Shut Stories walk one
with Amy Douglas


Storywalk Shrewsbury's famous alleys and passageways with storyteller Amy Douglas

A 90 minute guided walk with stories of Shrewsbury's Shuts suitable for ages 16 to 96.

Amy created this story tour for Mythstories in 2001 as part of "The Year of the Artist" come in enjoy the revived, refreshed version for 2019 to celebrate Mythstories' 20th Anniversary year.

Secure your advance storywalkers permit at eventbrite

With Lottery Funding from Arts Council England.


Dez at Old Oswestry Thursday 20th June 2019 1.15pm to 1.45pm

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

A Lunchtime Encounter with
Gogmagog


Your chance to get up close and personal with the King of the Giants.

Bring your take away coffee and sandwich and discover how he lost his head.

Hear how he tried to bargain the Giants' treasure for his life, and find out the exact location of his grave near Old Oswestry

Intrigued? Secure a Reservation register at eventbrite

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


Palekh plate Thursday 27th June 2019 1.15pm to 1.45pm

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

A Lunchtime Encounter with
Palekh


Your chance to get up close and personal with Palekh miniature paintings from Russia.

Bring your take away coffee and sandwich and discover why iconographers turned to folktales.

Hear the tale of a very adventurous biscuit.

Intrigued? Secure a Reservation register at eventbrite

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


Shut Stories 2019 Wednesday 3rd July 2019 2.00pm to 3.30pm

meet at The Frankwell Quay Entrance, University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury. SY3 8HQ

Shut Stories walk two
with Amy Douglas


Storywalk Shrewsbury's famous alleys and passageways with storyteller Amy Douglas

A 90 minute guided walk with stories of Shrewsbury's Shuts suitable for ages 16 to 96.

Amy created this story tour for Mythstories in 2001 as part of "The Year of the Artist" come in enjoy the revived, refreshed version for 2019 to celebrate Mythstories' 20th Anniversary year.

Secure your advance storywalkers permit at eventbrite

With Lottery Funding from Arts Council England.


Gilgamesh Thursday 4th July 2019 1.15pm to 1.45pm

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

A Lunchtime Encounter with
Gilgamesh


Your chance to get up close and personal with epic tale of Gilgamesh.

Bring your take away coffee and sandwich and discover why you can't live forever.

Feel the tale on vitrified clay tablets.

Intrigued? Secure a Reservation register at eventbrite

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


Shut Stories 2019 Thursday 11th July 2019 2.00pm to 3.30pm

meet at The Frankwell Quay Entrance, University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury. SY3 8HQ

Shut Stories walk three
with Amy Douglas


Storywalk Shrewsbury's famous alleys and passageways with storyteller Amy Douglas

A 90 minute guided walk with stories of Shrewsbury's Shuts suitable for ages 16 to 96.

Amy created this story tour for Mythstories in 2001 as part of "The Year of the Artist" come in enjoy the revived, refreshed version for 2019 to celebrate Mythstories' 20th Anniversary year.

Secure your advance storywalkers permit at eventbrite

With Lottery Funding from Arts Council England.


Shut Stories 2019 Tuesday 23rd July 2019 2.00pm to 3.30pm

meet at The Frankwell Quay Entrance, University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury. SY3 8HQ

Shut Stories walk four
with Amy Douglas


Storywalk Shrewsbury's famous alleys and passageways with storyteller Amy Douglas

A 90 minute guided walk with stories of Shrewsbury's Shuts suitable for ages 16 to 96.

Amy created this story tour for Mythstories in 2001 as part of "The Year of the Artist" come in enjoy the revived, refreshed version for 2019 to celebrate Mythstories' 20th Anniversary year.

Secure your advance storywalkers permit at eventbrite

With Lottery Funding from Arts Council England.


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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