DESPITE lockdown forcing the temporary closure of many of Shropshire's cultural site, some services can still be accessed online.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Shropshire Council has worked to develop new online resources and improve those already in place.

Libraries, museums, Shropshire Archives and more now have a range of online services available for people to access.

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council's Cabinet member for culture, leisure, waste and communications, encourage residents to use the services.

"Staff across Shropshire Council have worked hard to develop a strong online offer for you, your family and friends so you can continue to access important services whenever is most convenient for you," she said.

"Now that we are once again being asked to stay at home to protect our loved ones, these online resources from libraries, museums, Shropshire Archives and more are even more important.

"I'd encourage you to visit the websites listed and explore our cultural sites online.

"I will certainly be dipping into a book or two on E-Library!"

Although library buildings are closed, Shropshire Libraries are still running the popular Ready Reads 'click and collect' service offering tailored book choices for you to read or listen to.

There are also a range of online resources and events available bringing libraries home at a time when buildings are closed.

As museums across the county have closed their doors for lockdown, they remain very much open online bringing collections and their stories alive at home.

While the archives building is closed, enquiry and copying services remain available. Access to these services will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.