The museum is housed in the University Centre Shrewsbury at Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury. The exhibits are distributed around the building in public areas and in some rooms viewable by appointment.

There are things to see and do and stories waiting to be heard. We suggest you allow at least an hour for your visit, some people stay a lot longer.

The museum exhibits will interest everybody with a love of story from the very young to the very old. University Centre Shrewsbury is fully accessible to those with mobility challenges with lifts, ramps where appropriate and many disabled friendly toilets.

Please Contact Us prior to your visit if you would like further information on meeting your specific needs.

A welcome awaits for all our visitors when we re-open.


Museum Opening Times

University Centre Shrewsbury will be unable to allow public access to the Guildhall due to the need to put together detailed circulation strategies in line with social distancing guidance. Mythstories will reopen in June 2021.

General Public Opening

Mythstories’ collection and library are displayed throughout The Guildhall which is currently closed to the general public.

During normal working hours Monday – Friday the Shropshire Collection can be seen free of charge in the public areas of the Upper Ground Floor.

The remainder of the collection can be viewed by pre-booking your place on a public opening session during holiday periods – charges apply.



Gallery Guides

A preview of what you can find & what’s behind the scenes.

School Visits

We have tours and workshops for all Key Stages.

Group Visits

Bring your group to tour the collection in the early evening.

Staff Training – CPD

Immersive and thought provoking sessions.


“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”