Mythstories is a charity working with traditional tales. Here you will find some of our favourites, together with ideas for story-based activities for families, groups of children or whole classes. You can find out more about our museum and the artefacts it holds, and about Mythstories' storytelling events and outreach projects.
Mythstories is Where Words Work. Explore and enjoy.
Storytelling is an effective tool that can be used across the curriculum, not just in English. Here you will find tried and tested resources that will work in your classroom, They can be easily adapted for small or large groups and many are equally suitable for home educators.
Mythstories collects beautiful objects from around the world that can be used to tell stories, and commissions new storytelling objects from skilled artists and craftworkers. The collection can be seen in the halls and corridors of University Centre Shrewsbury's Guildhall campus. Our large library focuses on traditional tales and their uses. You are welcome to come, read the volumes and view the objects during University public opening hours.
A North Shropshire tale from Hawkstone of a brave old fox and hunting dogs. With Key Stage 2 activities, background facts and a song.
A story from Wroxeter, explaining why the nearby Roman city of Viroconium became a ruin. With Key Stage 2 activities and discussion points, background facts and a song.
A story from South Shropshire about giants and their treasure. With background facts, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.
The story of Robin Hood’s only visit to Ludlow. With background facts French translations and Key Stage 2 activities and a song.
A story from the time of the Romans in Britain that links the creation of Bomere Pool to the Roman city of Viroconium and Caer Caradoc, near Church Stretton. With KS2 activities, interesting facts and a song.