The House on Crutches Museum

The House on Crutches Museum
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Address: The House on Crutches Museum
High Street
Bishops Castle
Postcode: SY9 5BG
Telephone: 01588 630556
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The House on Crutches Museum is situated in a remarkable timber framed building dating back to Elizabethan times. It houses an extensive social history collection covering many aspects of community life and agriculture in Bishop's Castle and South West Shrophire.

The story of this unique small town is told through displays of local artefacts and memorabilia, mostly from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Rural life and farming were very important in this area on the remote borders between England and Wales, but the town supported thriving industries such as brewing, shoemaking and tanning which are well represented in the museum.

We also provide a glimpse into domestic life at a time when industrial innovations began to find their way into rural homes across the country.


Free to visit, but donations welcome.   

Opening Times: 

Season runs from Easter to September.
Open Saturdays and Sundays 2pm to 5pm
Also open on Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm