Ludlow Museum

(Shropshire Museums and Arts)

The Buttercross
01584 871 970

Ludlow's historic Grade I listed Buttercross was built in 1743-46 on the site of the High Cross at the heart of the town.



shrops ludl mus 1From its central location, the museum enjoys fabulous views along the listed beautiful buildings of Broad Street and the countryside beyond.
The museum's collections tell the town's history and explain how Victorian geologists unravelled the meaning of Ludlow's rocks, making them internationally famous.

The Museum at the Buttercross tells Ludlow's history from the warm shallow tropical sea that covered the area 400 million years ago and formed the town's unique geology and fossils ...

Through the prehistory of Ludlow and Bromfield, and the treasures including the Bitterley Hoard, sword pommel, ring and other hoards ...

And the medieval artefacts from Ludlow Castle & St Laurence's Church, both situated in the town centre and near neighbours of the Buttercross ...

To maps depicting the development of the walled town and Ludlow's architecture throughout the ages including the Market Hall, also the story of Ludlow's professions and trades; and concluding with exhibits from Ludlow at war and peace.

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