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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

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.


Amy the storyteller Tuesday 30th April 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.


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.


Ellesmere Saturday 4th May 2019 at 12.00 noon

Meet at the Lakeside entrance to Cremorne Gardens, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 0PA
for a story-stroll around the Lake and through the woodland gardens (duration approx. 100 minutes).

Telling Space Family Storytelling Club presents:-
Ellesmere Lakeside 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 8th May 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 2
Work with craftsman John Grayson to Design Nested Enamelled Boxes for a Siberian Story
John will make the boxes over the Summer and show them to the group in October before installing them in the museum.


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) 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.


Coyolxauhqui Thursday 9th May 2019 1.15pm to 1.45pm

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

A Lunchtime Encounter with
Coyolxauhqui


Your chance to get up close and personal with some Mythstories museum artefacts. This week come and see and hear about Coyolxauhqui and how she found her place in the firmament.

This violent Aztec creation story is the ultimate accompaniment to a well-earned lunch.

Bring your take-away coffee and sandwich and learn why not to have a 402nd child.

Intrigued? Secure a Reservation register at eventbrite

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


fouke le fitz waryn Thursday 16th May 2019 1.15pm to 1.45pm

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

A Lunchtime Encounter with
Fouke le fitz waryn


Your chance to get up close and personal with the real life 'Robin Hood'.

Bring your take away coffee and sandwich and discover why his boyhood skills as a chess player ultimately lost him his birthright.

Hear about his life as an outlaw, a pirate and a dragon and giant slayer.

Intrigued? Secure a Reservation register at eventbrite

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


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


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.


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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