The Cut Visitor Centre, Shrewsbury
Enjoy a warm welcome at our visitor centre at Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury
Our centre offers visitors real peace and quiet and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of Shrewsbury. It is completely free and there is always lots to do and discover.
9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday
Shropshire Wildlife Trust
193 Abbey Foregate
Tel: 01743284 280
The visitor centre is a ten minute walk from Shrewsbury train station and 100m from a Park and Ride bus stop at Old Potts Way. We are situated on Abbey Foregate Pay & Display car park.
Know before you go
- Toilets (including disabled access) and baby-change
- Dog friendly
- Picnic area and refreshments
Our wildlife garden
Fully accessible paths allow you to discover our small but diverse wildlife garden. The structure of the garden is formal, but in summer you will find plants spilling over the edges, running riot up woven arches, breaking and softening the straight lines of the flower beds. Once part of the Abbey the site is full of history, it is the perfect place to escape all year round.
A dedicated group of volunteers have been working hard to revitalise our gardens, they have been making lots of changes to ensure the site looks fabulous throughout the year.
Wild Child Garden
Our fantastic Wild Child Garden is open all year round. With lots to explore children can get muddy and discover the joys of outdoor wild play in a completely safe environment. Make the muddiest mud pie, crawl through creepy tunnels and create a splash with our water wall.
We also run a weekly toddler group for under 5's 'Wildlings' in our Wild Child Garden.
Shop and refreshments
Browse our gift shop within the Visitor Centre. Here you will find seasonal gifts, books and pocket money toys. We also stock a huge range of wildlife themed items to help you discover nature including ID guides, maps, top of the range binoculars and bird feeding products.
We also have refreshments available and you can sit in the calm of our cozy indoor seating area.
Host your conference or event in the historic town of Shrewsbury; birthplace of Charles Darwin. Three unique conference rooms are available for hire, during weekdays, evenings and weekends; all situated within the peaceful confines of our cloisters and garden and within easy walking access to Shrewsbury town centre.
Make a full day of your adventure and take the opportunity to explore and enjoy other wild places close by.