Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
  • Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
    School Road
    Craven Arms
    SY7 9RS
The perfect place to begin your exploration, or rediscovery, of the Shropshire Hills - an area of outstanding natural beauty.

A visit to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will inspire you to explore the area and give you loads of ideas for places to visit and things to see and do.

What's on offer

There is loads going on at the centre. You are welcome to just pop in for a coffee or stay for the day visiting the Secret Hills exhibition, exploring Onny Meadows, taking part in an activity... you'll find a summary of what's at the centre on this page, and can follow the links to find out more.

The Secret Hills exhibition

Tells some of the stories of the Shropshire Hills. You can meet our mammoth and look inside an Iron Age roundhouse. The panoramic hot air balloon film lets you look at this stunning area from a unique perspective. Admission charges apply to this part of the centre only. Click on the link to view prices.

The gallery

A programme of exhibitions by local artists and craftspeople throughout the year. Click onto link to see programme.

Visitor information centre

What to see, where to go, what's on, where to stay - pick up some leaflets or ask us for ideas.

Gift shop

Local books and maps. Mementos and gifts from Shropshire.

Craft room

DIY activities to entertain the children available at weekends and throughout the holidays.

Free wi-fi and internet access

Keep in touch with free use of the wi-fi for your laptop or one of our PCs.

The cafe

Traditional home-cooked food made using local produce. The cafe is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am. Hot lunch is served from midday to 2pm. The cafe closes at 5pm. Alternatively you could bring a picnic to eat in the Onny Meadows.

Events and activities

We have a busy programme throughout the year. The link to family activities at the Discovery Centre will give you more information on ways to entertain the children, while 'What's on' details our more grown-up events.


A day out on a hi-tech treasure hunt through the Shropshire Hills. We'll supply you with everything you need to follow one of our themed trails. Click on the link to find out more.

Explore the outdoors

The Discovery Centre backs on to the 30-acre Onny Meadows, which include riverside paths, wildflowers and woodland. Alternatively you can follow a waymarked walk into the countryside.

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