The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is the perfect place to start your exploration of the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit the new and improved exhibition where you can meet the Condover Mammoth and dip into the stories of some of the people, places and products within this special landscape.
The refurbished rotunda area offers outstanding footage with the new panoramic film in high definition, soaring over the hills, towns and rivers of the surrounding landscape on a bigger screen than ever before. Carrying on his dad, Pete’s legacy, professional actor, Billy Postlethwaite narrates the journey where, from the height of Clee Hill to the valley of Clun, you’ll see the local landscape like you’ve never seen it before.
Joining the well known Shropshire Mammoth, along with the new film, are new interactives and games for all the family to enjoy. From start to finish, use all of your senses to explore the Ice Age through to the present day here in the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, run by local charity, Grow Cook Learn. Find out about the mammoth’s diet and explore the sights and smells of an Iron Age hut; enjoy the medieval banquets and learn all about the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills.
Discover a unique range of gifts, cards, books, home ware, local artisan crafts and local food products in our shop, much of it made in Shropshire and reflecting the beauty of the natural landscape – you are guaranteed to take home a little bit of Shropshire. We also stock a wide range of locally made cards, postcards and calendars. Every 4-6 weeks our gallery features amazing works of art by local artists and craft people inspired by the Shropshire Hills.
There are regular events and hands-on workshops at various weekends and throughout the schools holidays to keep children (and adults) amused and entertained.
The award winning café offers home-cooked food made from scratch, on site, using produce sourced as locally as possible. Whether it’s hot meals, freshly prepared sandwiches, afternoon tea with our selection of home-made cakes or just a cold ice cream that you’re after, we have something for everyone to enjoy. On Sunday’s we dress the tables with linen tablecloths and flowers for our fantastic roast dinners.
If it’s a breath of fresh air you are looking for then a stroll in our 30 acres of meadows, with our all ability paths, will round off your trip nicely.