Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, we are the perfect place to begin your exploration of the area at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

EXPERIENCE the Shropshire Hills Through Time exhibition. From start to finish, use all of your senses to explore the Ice Age through to the present day. Our exhibition houses the well known and much loved replica skeleton of the fully grown male mammoth that was found less than 20 miles up the road in Condover. This replica is one of only two that can be found in the UK. Alongside the well known Shropshire Mammoth and film are new interactives and games for all the family to enjoy.

RELAX in our award winning café. With homemade cakes, local lunches and Shropshire cream teas, our café offers a true taste of the Shropshire landscape. Our menus and specials of the day are all prepared from scratch, on site and our Sunday lunches are a firm favourite.

EXPLORE our 30 acres of riverside Meadows. Walk and cycle through our trees, past our dragonfly and butterfly hotspots and along our River Onny. Enjoy our all ability access paths, perfect for wheelchairs and pushchairs so everyone can enjoy being in the great outdoors. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the meadows so you can enjoy your picnic or food from the café on our benches.

DISCOVER with our visitor information service. Our friendly team are on hand to answer your questions and advise you on the best places to explore the area.

LOVE our unique range of gifts and treats in our shop. Get that perfect gift as you take home a little bit of Shropshire. With an extensive range of books and maps, start your walk from here or explore local sites. Maybe you fancy a book on the area or you need to get those souvenirs from your trip? We have something for everyone and all occasions.

PLAN your group visit, coaches are always welcome!


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Craven Arms SY7 9RS School Road, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9RS, UK
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OPENING TIMES: Monday: 10am - 5pm Tuesday: 10am - 5pm Wednesday: 10am - 5pm Thursday: 10am - 5pm Friday: 10am - 5pm Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sunday: 10am - 5pm