April 2024


Shop Checkout

Check out our new page on the Bear Steps Shop by clicking on the menu option above

Room for Hire

Our Meeting Room can now be hired. Contact us for more details

Public Display

A public consultation on movement in the town can still be seen at St Mary’s Church

Art Exhibition

Check out our programme of artist exhibitions for 2024 by clicking here

Reflections on Water

Mike Dinneen will give a presentation on water and public health on 11th April. Tickets here


Membership renews for many of our members on 1st April.

Join Shrewsbury Civic Society

Shrewsbury Civic Society looks to preserve the built environment of Shropshire’s largest town. We are a not-for-profit organisation of volunteers and we receive no financial support from either national or local government.  We are entirely self funding, relying on membership subscriptions, donations and other means of fund-raising. Join hundreds of others in supporting our work.


The headquarters of Shrewsbury Civic Society is situated in the Bear Steps complex. These buildings include the medieval gallery, which is open, free of charge, to the public. Maintaining an old building is costly – help us to keep it in good repair and free to visit. Find out more about the Bear Steps below.

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the bear steps hall and art gallery

The Bear Steps Hall dates back to the 14th century and is the home to Shrewsbury Civic Society. It also hosts our art exhibitions and is the venue for a number of lectures and presentations

Bear Steps Hall and Gallery, Shrewsbury, (Fish Street view)

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Image of the Society's shop at the Bear Steps

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