Welcome to Mythstories

photo of 3 acrylic paintings by Dez Quarrell

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.

Educational Resources

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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.

The Museum

Bertilak and Morgan at University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall

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.

Latest Posts

St Milburga and the Geese

The Tale of St Milburga and the Geese told by Zoom Away With Words club member Severn.

The Tale of Iola ap Hugh

The Tale of Iola ap Hugh told by Zoom Away With Words club member Jet.

Zoom Away With Words hybrid-life

Zoom Away With Words young storytellers club can now meet face to face as well as on zoom. Read more…

Wild Words Storywalks

Announcing 3 autumn storywalks for home-educating families at Shropshire countryside beauty spots.

Wise Words in Wild Places – Joseph Scrobb’s Sketchbook

Artist Joseph Scrobb’s sketchbook evaluation chronicling his response to the stories and the films in the Wise Words in Wild Places project.

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