The gateway to the history of Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire Archives is the archives and local studies service for the historic county, where you can trace your family history, uncover the history of your house, street, school or pub and more.
Discovering Shropshire’s History
Uncover Shropshire’s hidden gems – interesting places to visit, objects to look at and documents to read. Search across the catalogues of Shropshire Archives, Shropshire Historic Environment Record, Shropshire County Museum’s Service and local museums.
Explore the secrets of Shropshire’s local history, natural environment and archaeological treasures, with over 10,000 images from across the county and over 300,000 records of plants and dragonflies.
Routes to Roots
Find information about the history of Shropshire presented in an interesting, fun and unique way. You can decide whether John Mapp was guilty of murdering Catherine Lewis, uncover the history of Park Hall camp near Oswestry, or discover what it was like the day the canals came to Market Drayton. With images, background information, timelines, quizzes and resources for teachers, there is something for everyone.