Ludlow "The Perfect Historic Town"
Ludlow Castle & Dinham Bridge

A Town Full of History

A walk through Ludlow's main streets and quiet lanes is to walk through over 900 years of history. 

Ludlow's History
Broad Steet, Ludlow

Ludlow Castle

The construction of the Ludlow Castle started around 1085, with many later additions in the following two centuries. It is one of the most interesting castles in the Marches, in a dominant and imposing position high above the River Teme.

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The Inner Bailey, Ludlow Castle
Broadgate, Ludlow
The Buttercross, Ludlow

Shropshire Hills

Situated on the edge of The Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ludlow is the perfect base to explore this glorious area.

Things To Do near Ludlow
High Vinnalls, near Ludlow

Enjoy the View

With many beautiful buildings and fantastic views, Ludlow is a great place for a stroll.

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Ludlow viewed from Whitcliffe
Market Steet, Ludlow


Ludlow Museum

Ludlow Museum in The Buttercross, Ludlow

The museum contains an interactive environment rich in history, while encapsulating the architecture and social history through its town centre location. The building is prominently located within the historic walled town of Ludlow, forming a key focal point at the head of Broad Street. The Buttercross occupies the main approach to the town centre from the south, forming a pivotal point on the dramatic spatial progression that leads from Ludford Bridge via Broadgate to the Ludlow Castle gates. It reveals the town’s proud architectural heritage to visitors and signposts them to other heritage venues in Ludlow to help visitors get the most from their stay.

The Heritage Interpretation Centre will engage its users with a unique view of the surrounding buildings from the semi-circular window, which offers a stunning view along Broad Street’s historic shops and dwellings and the surrounding countryside.

Information is delivered through a variety of different platforms, including cinema-type displays and interactive exhibits, as well as more traditional interpretation panel displays.

The museum is located at the centre of Ludlow, in the upper rooms of the Buttercross.

Prices & Opening Times

Ludlow Museum Location Map

Open Every Week.
Friday 10-4pm
Saturday 10-4pm
Sunday 10-4pm.
Closed between Christmas Eve and New Years Day.

Adults: £1
Children: 50p
Under 5s: free

Ludlow Museum Contact Details

Ludlow Museum
The Buttercross

The Museum is owned and operated by: Ludlow Town Council
Tel: 01584 871 970

For further information please contact the Markets Manager on 01584 871972.