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House on Crutches Museum

Description:

The House on Crutches Museum is situated in Bishop's Castle, in a remarkable timber framed building dating back to Elizabethan times.

The story of this unique town is told through local artefacts and memorabilia and through the sharing of knowledge by its team of enthusiastic volunteers.  It also provides a glimpse into domestic life at a time when industrial innovations began to find their way into rural homes across the country.

Since Easter 2018 the House on Crutches has housed a gallery devoted to the history of the Bishop's Castle Railway, with a new display created by the Bishop's Castle Railway Society.  This is preserving access to their collection and excellent interpretation, following the closure of the Bishop's Castle Railway Museum.

The House on Crutches Museum is entirely managed and staffed by volunteers and opening times are generally limited to spring and summer weekend afternoons.  The museum is open from Good Friday until Michaelmas Fair which is at the end of September.  Visiting groups including those requiring tailored educational visits are welcome at any time during the museum's opening season by prior arrangement.

Since April 2019 the Museum has been hosting an agricultural display about the life and work of Sir Albert Howard, who was from Shropshire and a champion of sustainable farming.  This is an interactive display for all ages.

For more information, please follow the link to visit their website.

Venue Details

Address:
41 High Street
Bishops Castle
Shropshire
Postcode:
SY9 5BE
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Telephone:
01588 630556

Contact Details

Address:
Bishop's Castle Resource Centre (BCHRC)
Chapel Yard
Bishop's Castle
Shropshire
Postcode:
SY9 5DE
Telephone:
01588 630556
Email:
mail@bchrc.co.uk
Website
www.hocmuseum.org.uk

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Page last reviewed:
07/10/2019
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