Ludlow Arts: Word

Ludlow Arts: Word

Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross

Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross is situated at the heart of the town in a historic Grade I listed building dating from 1746, and enjoying fabulous views along Broad Street to the beautiful countryside beyond.

The Museum at the Buttercross tells Ludlow's history dating from the warm shallow tropical sea that formed the town's unique geology and fossils over 400 million years ago; through the prehistory of Ludlow and Bromfield, and the treasures including the Bitterley Hoard, an exquisite sword pommel, an ancient ring, and a tiny medieval silver livery badge dating from the fifteenth to mid seventeenth century. As well as medieval artefacts relating to other local heritage sites including Ludlow Castle and St Laurence's Church.

Maps, exhibits and audio visual interpretation and panels depict the ancient walled town and Ludlow’s architecture through the ages. There are also exhibits telling the story of Ludlow's more recent professions and trades, and concluding with exhibits from Ludlow at war and peace.

From time to time Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross promotes lectures and other events. The programme may be seen HERE

Opening times: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays 10-4pm

Museum admission: Adults: £5, u16: £50p, u5: free.

Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross, Ludlow, SY8 1AX
Tel: 01584 878 697

Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross programme HERE

Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross website