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Covid19 Restrictions

The Bear Steps Art Gallery is open to members of the public between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm*
The Bear Steps Shop is currently only open on Fridays and Saturdays
Visitors will need to sign in for purposes of track and trace, and to wear a face covering (unless exempt)

*Hours of opening may vary according to the availability of stewards

Shrewsbury Civic Society is a not-for-profit, non-political organisation that seeks to maintain and advance Shrewsbury as a pleasant place to live and work in, with a built environment of the highest quality.

It seeks to do this by:

Providing a forum to consider the development of the town and the enhancement of its unique features
Encouraging high standards in building development, restoration and renovation
Monitoring and scrutinising planning applications to ensure they are suitable for a historic town
Making suggestions to protect and conserve Shrewsbury’s irreplaceable building heritage
Promoting the town’s long-term economy and encouraging interest in its unique heritage
Promoting educational opportunities to learn more about the town and its history

Get Involved

Find out about how we scrutinise local planning and read about our position on various planned developments for the town

Sign up for one of our tours, presentations, events or talks on various aspects of the town’s heritage and history

Find out more about the town’s past or just enjoy some of the images of the town

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