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Museum in Much Wenlock, Shropshire detailing the history of the town & the origins of the modern Olympic games. Visitor centre & guided walks also available.
Much Wenlock Museum is a local Shropshire museum, with an international story to tell; the origins of the modern Olympic Games. This quiet market town was the place where Dr William Penny Brookes, credited as a founding father of the Olympics, started the Wenlock Olympian Society and the town's annual games, and the museum tells his story and his contribution to sporting history. The museum also has exhibits on the archaeology of the area and the history of the town from the Medieval period.
One of the mascots of the London 2012 games has been named Wenlock in honour of the town's links with the Olympics. If you want to explore the rest of this stunning medieval town, the Friends of the Much Wenlock Museum offer guided walking tours of the town and the museum is also Much Wenlock's Visitor Information Centre, please see our website for more information.