Spend a day at the seaside this summer – in Shrewsbury!

Families are being invited to spend a day at the seaside this summer – without leaving Shropshire.

A coconut shy and hoopla stall are just two of the attractions on offer at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery as part of the ‘Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside’ exhibition, which runs until Monday 29 August. Open 10am to 5pm, except Sundays 11am to 3pm.

The exhibition aims to capture all the fun and excitement of a traditional Edwardian seaside holiday,when people dressed up rather than down when visiting the coast.

Other activities and attractions on offer for all the family include:

Digging for shells in the sand with a bucket and spade.
Challenging your friends to a fishing competition with bamboo rods.
Dressing up as an Edwardian and taking a selfie.
Transforming into an Edwardian lady by poking your head through the hole of humorous cut out board (see picture below).
Watching an Edwardian movie of old Folkestone.
Making a jelly fish in the family craft area.

Other highlights include the replica bathing machine built at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, a selection of railway posters evoking the time when packed trains left Shrewsbury heading for the Welsh coast and a unique collection of Edwardian holiday snaps.