Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is a visitor centre and tourist attraction that is easily accessible from Shrewsbury - just off the A49 or under 30 minutes on the train straight from Shrewsbury Station.
Ideal day out in rural Shropshire
Secret Hills exhibition
Cafe, gift shop and art gallery
Regular events and activities
Explore the outdoors!
Walk around the Secret Hills Exhibition and learn lots of amazing facts about how Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas were formed. Follow the trail of Tusker the Little Mammoth and keep your eyes peeled for special clues....
BECOME A LANDSCAPE DETECTIVE ON YOUR DAY OUT IN SHROPSHIRE!
GEOLOGY, NATURAL HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY, MYTHS & LEGENDS....
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is a truly varied day out. Stand in a simulated hot air balloon ride! Stand back from a life size replica of the Shropshire mammoth! The mammoth was found in Condover, near Shrewsbury. Hear it roar, then perhaps take a breather in the family cafe.
Your gateway to an area of outstanding natural beauty...
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is surrounded by 30 acres to explore; way-marked footpaths and for the adventurous… a GPS treasure trail! More hunting! Grab your state of the art GPS gadget and follow the flashes to prizes dotted around the woodlands. It's Geocaching - to use the proper term - but it's educational and fantastic fun, and that's the most important thing!
The visitor attraction even holds special family activities in the holidays, so it doesn't have to be just a quick trip or day out. You can come back time and time again and do different things! Pond dipping! Orienteering!
Exhibition prices (the rest of the centre is free)
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is run by registered charity Grow Cook Learn
SHDC is closed through Winter
Please mention the best of shrewsbury when contacting Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.
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Loved learning about the mammoth and the history of the beautiful surrounding Shropshire countryside. The film gives a great overview of both the history and beauty of the area. Lots of lovely walks...
Visited as a family of 4. Good free parking facilities. The centre has some great displays and the short film is very interesting. The shop and cafeteria are well stocked with lots of choices and The...
Lovely place to spend an hour or two. The weather was terrible so the meadows weren't an option but we will be back!
We just ate here for a family christmas meal - we all had really lovely food, with good portion sizies and everything was well-cooked. The nut roast was really light, not at all stodgy like they used...
This area is so beautiful and the staff at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are so helpful. The displays are very good.