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.

Mythstories is Where Words Work. Explore and enjoy.

Educational Resources

photos of making activities

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' collection of beautiful objects from around the world that can be used to tell stories, and new storytelling objects commissioned from skilled artists and craftworkers is being digitized and dispersed during 2022.

Latest Posts

Telling Our Stories

A new research project investigating the effectiveness of setting up mini storytelling museums in schools to engage teachers and pupils in the practice of storytelling.

Home Ed Group find Hidden Waterways

In a partnership with The Hive in Shrewsbury the group enjoyed five pottery workshops during March and April 2022.

How Ganesh got his elephant head

The story of how an elephant gladly parted with his head to a much loved God.

Library on the move

The Society for Storytelling / Mythstories Library finds a new home at The Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic.

The Magic Carpet / Y Carped Hud

The Montgomeryshire folktale “The Magic Carpet”, in English and Welsh. Two written precis’ and finger paintings of Rhonabwy’s dream.

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