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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 University Centre Shrewsbury in October 2019. Watch this space for more details.


Mythstories' Events

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. Tickets £5.00 / £4.00 in advance

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.


In Search of King Arthur in Shropshire Early August 2019

See live storytelling broadcasts from the sites associated with King Arthur and his Knights on Facebook at Mythstories - King Arthur's Shropshire".

King Arthur's Shropshire
with Jake Evans


Mythstories is sending storyteller Jake Evans off on the trail of King Arthur in Shropshire.

He will be visiting the legendary locations of the exploits of King Arthur and his knights.

He'll be telling the tales and posting videos from each site, and who knows who he might meet on the way.

It might even be you! Join the Facebook group where he will post his itinerary and meet him on his epic journey.

With Lottery Funding from Arts Council England.


Hafren Workshop 1 Thursday August 15th 2019, 10.30am - 2.30pm (bring a packed lunch)
at HAFREN, Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys SY16 4HU

STAGECRAFT with award-winning storyteller TAMAR WILLIAMS
Two FREE workshops for young people aged 10 – 15
Come to one - Come to both!

Workshop 1: Storymaking

Learn how to use old stories for inspiration to build new ones. Build performance and public speaking skills to shape stories for performance and learn tips and tricks to be the best storyteller you can be. Explore and play with old narratives to use them as inspiration for other creative projects in a fun, energetic and fast-paced workshop.

For booking and information please contact Hafren Box Office on 01686 614555 or email boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Places limited to 15 per workshop.

supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and are part of Mythstories’ Montgomeryshire Folktales project.


Hafren Workshop 2 Thursday August 29th 2019, 10.30am - 2.30pm (bring a packed lunch)
at HAFREN, Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys SY16 4HU

STAGECRAFT with award-winning storyteller TAMAR WILLIAMS
Two FREE workshops for young people aged 10 – 15
Come to one - Come to both!

Workshop2: Storytelling for the Stage

Learn how to stage a story in an energetic and inspiring workshop. Build performance skills and staging techniques to see how theatre-makers go from “page to stage” and how new shows are devised. Expect games, skills-building activities and improvisation to help you build confidence in honing ideas and creating new theatre.

For booking and information please contact Hafren Box Office on 01686 614555 or email boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Places limited to 15 per workshop.

supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and are part of Mythstories’ Montgomeryshire Folktales project.


Shrewsbury Saturday 7th September 2019 at 12.00 noon

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

A story-stroll around Shrewsbury (duration approx. 100 minutes).

Telling Space Family Storytelling Club presents:-
Shrewsbury 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

To secure your Storywalkers Permit register at eventbrite


The Pirate Parade to University Centre Shrewsbury, 2019


"Really enjoyable. Always had a smile on my face. Love storytelling – thank you!"

"How well science and myth can be combined when enthusiastically and entertainingly presented – excellent!"

"Friendly + something for everyone. Learnt a new story + more about the world we live in."

"Great fun + entertaining as well as educational. Thank you. X"



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