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Open Daily 10am - 5pm

01588 676060

Visitor Information Centre at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Your first port of call to find all there is to see, do and explore in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you will find the very best places to stay and all the info on local events and activities.

The Centre is open 7 days a week and has all of the fantastic facilities and activities that you have come to expect! Its management has transferred to ‘Grow Cook Learn’, connecting people to the food, history and the landscape of the Shropshire Hills. 
Registered Charity No: 1158795

Get a taste for the area…

Our Visitor information Centre has everything you need to plan a fantastic visit – whether you’re here for a few hours or a few days. Our staff will be on hand to help you plan an itinerary to suit your interests. We feature specialist producers, farm shops and B&B’s with a local food focus. From farm tours to food festivals, discover all that the Shropshire Hills has to offer!

Free Wifi

We offer free wireless internet access at the Centre 7 days a week from 10:00 – 17:00. 


There is free on-site parking for both cars and coaches.

Our car park is open to visitors from 10am until we close each day. (Should you visit at very busy times there is further free parking in the town car park, 5 minutes walk away off Corvedale Road.)

The car park includes three disabled parking spaces immediately adjacent to the front of the building.


Our site is fully equipped with modern disabled toilets.

Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilets.

Dads with daughters or Mums with sons are welcome to use the disabled toilets if they wish.

Disabled facilities

The centre is fully accessible, and the Shropshire Hills Through Time exhibition is sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities. Audio description and subtitled versions are available via prior arrangement.

We have new all weather, all ability, hard standing circular paths around the meadows that are wheelchair and pushchair friendly. A wheelchair is available on site which visitors may borrow. Please contact us before your visit to reserve it.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the building.


All dogs are welcome to visit the Onny Meadows with their owners as long as you clean up after them – doggy bags and bins are provided on site.

We also have a bowl of water to drink at the front of the building if they are thirsty after exploring the meadows with you!

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Meet The Mammoth

Get up close & personal

Meet our larger than life Shropshire mammoth

Find out about the chilling Ice Age and meet our mammoth – a full size replica of the skeleton found at Condover, near Shrewsbury.

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Frothy coffees & Shropshire cream teas

Perfect when the sun is shining

Our delicious home-cooked meals are prepared using local produce to bring you a true taste of the Shropshire Landscape, with Sunday lunches a speciality.

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Family friendly events and activities

From slime making to fairy cakes, we have a party to suit everyone!

Have you ever been up close to a Barn Owl, seen a water-nymph, made a willow nest or prepared to hunt for a Mammoth? If not, now is your chance!

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Onny Meadow

30 acres beside the River Onny

Well signposted for gentle strolls

FREE ENTRANCE to 30 acres of riverside paths, wild flowers and woodland all in the shadow of an Iron Age hillfort.

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Upcoming Events...

21 Aug - 25 Aug

COOK-ing with Dinosaurs

Summer family activities with dinosaurs and cooking.

28 Aug - 01 Sep

LEARN with a Sense of Adventure

Summer family activities putting your senses to the test while exploring the local landscape.

02 Sep

Learn to Ride

What better way to finish the Summer Holidays than to ride your bike for the first time without stabilisers?

07 Sep

"Free From" Cookery Course

Join Milly Rees for the Free From Gluten and Dairy Cookery Course, back by popular demand.

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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is operated by Grow Cook Learn, a registered charity, connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills, providing opportunities to local people and visitors to learn and discover.
Registered Charity in England Number 1158795