The Natural History collections contain plants and animals collected from both Shropshire and further afield by people associated with the County. This collection, collected over 170 years, is a remarkable record of the flora and fauna of Shropshire both today and in years past.
Many of the items within the biology collection formed part of the early collections of Ludlow Museum, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and Whitchurch Museum. These have been added to during the twentieth century mainly through the acquisition of private historic collections.
A small display of taxidermy provides an overview of the flora and fauna of Wenlock Edge
Our Shropshire Naturalists Gallery explores the remarkable research undertaken by Charles Darwin’s contemporaries and the Victorian founders of Shrewsbury Museum.