The museum was set up in 1951 as the Society's contribution to the Festival of Britain that took place that year. The inventory contains over 4000 items of mainly local historical interest. Many of these items can be seen on display including an extensive collection of "fire marks" and historic coins.
There is also a model which shows how Bridgnorth Castle would have looked around the time of the English Civil War. This model has been made and kindly donated by one of the society's members, Gerry West. A project has been undertaken by Edward Williams, a student of Birmingham City University, to create a 3D image of this model. If you are unable to view the castle in the museum then alternatively you can click here to see the interactive model.
There is also a model which shows how Bridgnorth Castle and fortified town could have looked in 1275. By clicking here you can read more about the town and it's Castle.
Images and brief descriptions of most of the artifacts can be seen on the museum's web page by clicking here.
Normal opening is from Easter to October. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday afternoons and also on Bank Holidays from 12:00pm to 3:30pm. Other visits by schools and clubs etc. can be arranged. The museum is maintained and run solely by volunteers from the society membership.