Shrewsbury's Rowley's House staff prepare for £10.5m move

Part of a Shropshire museum will close next week so artefacts can be transferred to its multi-million pound replacement.

The first and second floors of Shrewsbury-based Rowley's House will be closed to visitors from Monday.

It is ahead of the opening of the £10.5m Museum and Art Gallery at the former Music Hall in The Square.

Objects being moved include the Roman Hadrian inscription from Wroxeter Roman City and a giant Irish elk skull.

Councillor Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council's cabinet member for visitor economy, said: "The next few weeks will see museum staff unpacking the collections, dressing cases and hanging pictures in preparation for the opening of the new Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery later this winter.

"This is an exciting time for Shropshire museums as many years of hard work come to fruition. We look forward to opening the doors of the new museum to the public and sharing this fantastic new facility for Shrewsbury and Shropshire with local residents and visitors."

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