The Friends of Ludlow Museum              Castle from Whitcliffe

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The Friends of Ludlow Museum have been instrumental in supporting the owners of the museum collections to ensure that the collections are accessible to the general public. This includes understanding the importance and relevance of the items as well as providing physical access to view them.

This support been maintained ever since the museum was founded in 1833 by the Ludlow Natural History Society.

The current owners, Shropshire Council Museums Service, were supported by the Friends in their endeavours to rehouse the museum from unsatisfactory accommodation in Old Street that had formerly been offices to a purpose-built structure in the centre of town, just outside the north-east corner of the medieval town walls. Substantial funds were raised to support this work, from businesses and local people, and used as matched funding for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The new building was opened by Her Majesty The Queen
in 2003 and now houses the collections for the whole county of Shropshire.


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