The Cut Visitor Centre

The Cut Visitor Centre, Shrewsbury

Our Visitor Centre is currently closed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. We do hope to welcome you back soon.

Online shop

Our online shop is now live! Browse our range of wildlife products including, optics, camera traps and bird feed, available for collection only from The Cut, Shrewsbury.

Shop here

Peanut butter

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.

Opening hours

Currently closed


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
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The Cut, Shrewsbury

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.

Find out more about the the history of the site
The Cut, Shrewsbury

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.

Find out more about Wildlings
Garden room

Garden Room

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Conference facilities

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.

Click here to find out more about our conference facilities


Make a full day of your adventure and take the opportunity to explore and enjoy other wild places close by.