Bishop's Castle Heritage Resource Centre

Old photo of Bishop's Castle street Local History Centre
BCHRC is becoming a fully fledged Local History Centre involved in some exciting new initiatives.
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On this site, you'll get a taste of the breadth of activities at Bishop's Castle Heritage Resource Centre. We are involved in community heritage projects, often linked to the town's museums and in a range of educational activities. We are always happy to hear from schools, individuals and groups of all ages.

We are open on Saturday mornings as a Local History Centre, hosting a growing collection of research resources.

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Welcome to Bishop's Castle Heritage Resource Centre

Bishop's Castle Heritage Resource Centre is a local heritage store and activity centre celebrating local history and keeping it within the community for people to use and enjoy.

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BCHRC develops learning resources and is involved in collaborative projects with schools and the community.
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Bishop’s Castle Heritage Resource Centre is owned and run by the House on Crutches Museum Collection Trust, which is responsible for the displays in the House on Crutches Museum.

In our museum standard store we hold heritage items belonging to individuals and organisations who want to preserve their archives, as well as the reserve collection from the House on Crutches Museum Collection Trust. This collection depicts rural life in this corner of South West Shropshire and much of it can be viewed online.

From the House on Crutches Museum Collection

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Loan, Stoneware jar - Walter James landlord of the Vaults pre 1904, Bishops Castle, on loan form Acton Sco...

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BCHRC is supported by

Heritage Lottery Fund     Shropshire County Council