Between September and April, a programme of lectures covering a wide range of topics is held on the third Monday of the month at the Shropshire Museums Collections Centre (formerly the Resource Centre) co-located with the library, in Parkway, Ludlow SY8 2PG (between Upper Galdeford car park and Corve Street) at 7.00 for 7.30pm. We also have occasional visits and private viewings.

There is a small additional charge for attendance by non-Members. The cost per person for attending each talk is £2 for Friends and £5 for non-Members, payable on the door.


Monday 21st February 2022
A Stylistic History of the Watch in the 20th Century
Alexander Barter, co-owner of Black Bough in Ludlow and Member of the Antiquarian Horological Society and Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers


Monday 21st March 2022

All Things Great and Small – conserving Natural History Collections

Lucie Mascord (Conservation Officer Natural History Lancashire County Council


Monday 11th April 2022 (Please note that due to Easter, this talk takes place on 11th NOT 18th April)

Darwin’s Fossils

Professor Adrian Lister (Vertebrates and Anthropology, Department of Earth Sciences,Natural History Museum, London)

Monday 16th May 2022

Newport Mediaeval Ship

Robert Kenny (Sec. of the Friends of the Newport Ship)

Monday 20th June 2022

Wider Implications of the Staffordshire Hoard (inc. Dinham Pommel)

Lesley Webster



Members are also invited to attend talks organised by the Ludlow Civic Society. Click here for the current programme.