small part of the collections is on public display in the
various museums around the county of Shropshire, including
Shrewsbury (Market Hall), Ludlow (Buttercross), Much Wenlock and
The major part of the collections is housed within the
Shropshire Museums Resource Centre in Ludlow, co-located with
the public library.
The collections are an important resource, locally, nationally
and, in the case of the fossils, internationally. They are
regularly used by schools, universities and individual
The geology collection is but one of several held by Shropshire
Museums. These include archaeology, fine and decorative art,
natural history and social history. These, along with geology
total over 250,000 objects.
The Museums Service Mission Statement is as follows: "We develop
and sustain museums and collections which offer people
imaginative quality opportunities to actively engage with
Shropshire's heritage in a way which meets their needs as an
individual or community."
is arranged by appointment with the curator, either in person or
by phone, letter or email.
An introductory site to Shropshire's fossils and rocks can be accessed