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Open Daily 10am - 5pm

01588 676060     [email protected]

Meet our mammoth in the new and improved Shropshire Hills Through Time Exhibition!

The perfect place to start your exploration of the Shropshire Hills, the Shropshire Hills Through Time exhibition dips into the stories of the area and gives you endless ideas for other places to visit and things to go and see.

With plenty to interest the adults, we have something for everyone and to entertain the children during your visit, we’ll challenge them to become landscape detectives, with our Timeline Trail. By the end of your visit, when you head out into the hills, you will be inspired to spot some of their stories for yourself.

Our new and improved changes launched back in July 2017 with thanks to LEADER, European funding. These include a new panoramic film in a refurbished rotunda space and interactive elements for all the senses! 

With outstanding footage from an Inspire 2 drone, our new film promises to be spectacular in high definition, soaring over the hills, towns and rivers of the surrounding landscape on a bigger screen than ever before. Now narrated by Pete Postlethwaite's son, Billy, the legacy of the iconic original film continues as it continues to "soar for many years to come". From the height of Clee Hill to the valley of Clun, you'll see the Shropshire landscape like you've never seen it before.  

Also joining the well known Shropshire Mammoth, along with the new film, are new interactives and games for all the family to enjoy. From start to finish, use all of your senses to explore the Ice Age through to the present day here in the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, home of local charity, Grow Cook Learn. Find out about the mammoth's diet and explore the sights and smells of an Iron Age hut. Enjoy the medieval banquets and learn all about the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills.

The following charges apply to the exhibition only (you can visit the rest of the centre for free):

  • Adult £5
  • Senior/Student £4.75
  • Child £3.50
  • Under 5s Free
  • Family ticket £13.50 (A family ticket entitles up to two adults and three children to entrance to the exhibition)

If you are accompanying a disabled person as their carer entrance to the exhibition is free.

If you are bringing a school party of ten or more please follow the link to Educational Visits.

If you are bringing a group of ten or more please follow the link to Group Visits.

When you visit the Shropshire Hills Through Time exhibition, you will be offered Tusker’s Timeline trail, where children can become landscape detectives! 

The exhibition is open 7 days a week from 10am. Last admission is 4.00pm.

Audio description and subtitled version of the film is available to view via prior arrangement. 

Rotunda space now available for private hire, contact us for more information.


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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is operated by Grow Cook Learn, a registered charity, connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills, providing opportunities to local people and visitors to learn and discover.
Registered Charity in England Number 1158795