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Get out and enjoy the Autumn sunshine!

2nd September 2014

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate is inviting people to take the chance to embrace the new Autumn season by enjoying the outdoors at their estate.


Coast to Coast walk through the largest inland county in England

2nd September 2014

A new coast to coast path, The Cross Britain Way, from Boston in Lincolnshire through to Barmouth on the Welsh coast, is being launched this week. 57 miles of the long distance path will run through Shropshire - the most path miles of any of the counties on the route.


Free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

29th August 2014

The free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, which is supported by Telford & Wrekin Council, will be taking place this year on Saturday, 20th September 2014, with heritage talks and walks, a fantastic high quality craft and food market, live street entertainment and family activities from 12noon until 5pm. The day's events will be followed by an early evening premier of Past Lives at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale starting at 6pm.


MODERN RAIL ROYALTY, VINTAGE BUSES AND REAL ALE TAKE OVER THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY

26th August 2014

The beautiful surroundings of the heritage Severn Valley Railway (SVR) will play host to modern rail royalty, buses and beer during one jam-packed weekend.


Gorgeous Shropshire Christmas Craft Fair

26th August 2014

Experience the first taste of Christmas with a contemporary craft fair held at Enginuity, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November 2014.


Take a 'Walk through the War' at Dudmaston

18th August 2014

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate, is inviting visitors to come and experience the differing atmospheres of the years of WWI over the Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday, as they take the property back in time to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.


New Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

18th August 2014

Dress in character and join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town at a new Oliver Twist themed event over the bank holiday weekend of 23 - 25 August 2014 based on Charles Dickens' famous novel.


HUNDREDS ENJOY SUMMER FUN AT THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

14th August 2014

Over 600 people flocked to the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) last week for the first of its Steam and Whistle Activity Clubs, with hundreds more expected to visit during the summer holidays.


Meccano comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town

13th August 2014

Next weekend, Saturday and Sunday 16th - 17th August 2014, members of the Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society bring their magnificent metal creations to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge.


New Summer Menu at The Glutton Club

11th August 2014

The Glutton Club restaurant in Shrewsbury has just unveiled their new seasonal dishes which join popular favourites on their new-look Summer menu.


Charity Ball guests treated to helicopter flypast

11th August 2014

Guests attending the First World War Centenary Charity Ball being held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford later this month will be treated to a close formation flypast from two Eurocopter AS350BB helicopters.


Cosford kick starts the summer

8th August 2014

Summer has officially started at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford with a brand new range of interactive 'August Activities' for families to enjoy throughout the school break.


From marshmallow catapults to camouflaged creepy crawlies... Summer family fun at Dudmaston

6th August 2014

Local National Trust attraction, Dudmaston Estate, is inviting families to come and enjoy lots of fun activities with them over the school summer holidays.


Shropshire Tourism Launches New Real Ale Trail

5th August 2014

Shropshire Tourism, the not-for-profit marketing body for the county, has just launched its first ever Shropshire real ale trail leaflet for visitors to get a taste of Shropshire’s great pubs and inns.


New Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

5th August 2014

Dress in character and join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town at a new Oliver Twist themed event over the bank holiday weekend of 23 - 25 August 2014 based on Charles Dickens’ famous novel.


Make a creepy creature at Coalport China Museum Spooky Halloween workshops

4th August 2014

Go along to a Spooky Halloween themed family workshop at Coalport China Museum in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge during the autumn school half-term and try your hand at painting or making creepy creatures from clay.


SPOOKY GOINGS ON AT SEVERN VALLKEY RAILWAY

30th July 2014

There's something strange coming to the Severn Valley Railway this Halloween as the Ghost Trains return on 25th, 30th and 31st October 2014.


Spooky October half-term tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum

30th July 2014

Let your creativity run wild and design a scary, grim monster or gallant hero at these Halloween themed drop-in workshops during the autumn half-term at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge.


Dudmaston commemorates WWI outbreak with National Art Project

24th July 2014

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be holding a silent walk of remembrance on 30 July 2014 to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WWI. The walk is part of a national project with artist Alec Finlay.


Children's Guided Tours at Wenlock Priory

23rd July 2014

Every Wednesday throughout August, join our guide as they bring the history of Wenlock Priory to life, with a little help from our puppet friends.


Three iconic First World War Aircraft arrive at RAF Museum Cosford

21st July 2014

On Tuesday 15 July staff at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford received three iconic First World War aircraft, which will form the centre of a new First World War Exhibition. The Bristol M1c, the Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter and the Sopwith Pup are due to go on display within the Museum's War Planes Hangar in December 2014.


Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

17th July 2014

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 1st November 2014 when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes' foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display.


2nd-3rd August weekend events at Blists Hill Victorian Town and Enginuity

17th July 2014

Go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd August 2014 and take part in a variety of fun drop-in activities.


SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY MARKS CENTENERY OF THE START OF FIRST WORLD WAR

17th July 2014

Schoolchildren and dignitaries joined staff members and volunteers of the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) last week for a special ceremony to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.


Flypasts and cooking workshops are top of the menu at Cosford

14th July 2014

Hands on cooking workshops, inspiring the next generation of little chefs and a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota are top of the menu for visitors at the Cosford Food Festival later this month.


Join Live the Adventure for a day full of adventure!

11th July 2014

Live the Adventure will be having a day full of adventure at their Open Day on Sunday 3rd August 2014


Join in the Harvest Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town

11th July 2014

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Sunday, 28 September 2014, at they celebrate the annual harvest in traditional fashion.


Icecream Sundae - Classic Car Funday at Apley Farm Shop

11th July 2014

On Sunday 20 July, the Icecream Sundae and Classic Car Funday at Apley Farn Shop, near Bridgnorth, will have a display of classic cars including an MGB Roadster, 1983 Panther Kallista, Rover P6 3500 and a yellow Lotus, fresh off the tracks with 1st and 2nd some recent racing prizes.


Discover how the Victorians prepare for winter at Blists Hill Victorian Town

11th July 2014

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September 2014 and discover how they prepared for winter.


Cosford to hold Centenary Charity Ball

10th July 2014

A glittering Centenary Charity Ball will be held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 30 August to commemorate the First World War and raise much needed funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the RAF Museum.


Help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a crime at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014

Budding amateur sleuths and private detectives can help Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge over the weekend of Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August 2014.


New Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014

Dress in character and join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town at a new Oliver Twist themed event over the bank holiday weekend of 23 - 25 August 2014 based on Charles Dickens' famous novel.


Dress-up and join the Hatter's Mad Tea Party at Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014

Dress-up as Alice in Wonderland or another character from the much-loved book and go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the summer weekend of 26th - 27th July 2014.


Romantic Novelists in 'Meet-the-Author' event at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014

The Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) is showcasing a meet-the-author event at Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, on Friday 11th July 2014. The event, 'Love of the Past', will run between 10am - 2pm and will be held in the Goods Shed located within the recreated Victorian town.


New John Scott Gallery to open October at Jackfield Tile Museum

3rd July 2014

A new gallery at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge in Shropshire, opening 16th October 2014, will house a world-class collection of British decorative tiles donated from a private collector. The 1,300 individual tiles and 310 panels feature a roll call of prestigious design names including Pugin, Dresser, Morris, De Morgan and Bawden.


Discover more about Chinese inventions at Enginuity

3rd July 2014

Discover more about the fantastic inventions, science and technologies that have come from the East at the drop-in Made in China workshops to be held at Enginuity, near Ironbridge during the summer school holidays from Saturday 19th July until Sunday 31st August 2014, between 10.30am and 3.45pm.


Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival

3rd July 2014

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 19th and 20th July 2014 outdoors on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.


Packed line up of cooking demos for foodies

27th June 2014

With only one month to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are lining up amazing live talks and hands on demonstrations for visitors. With a jam packed programme of demonstrations over the festival weekend, visitors can learn from the experts how to prepare, cook and present an array of exquisite specialities, before sampling some of the culinary delights available.


Broseley Pipeworks joins the Totally Locally initiative

26th June 2014

Broseley Pipeworks, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, is joining other local businesses in the Totally Locally initiative on Saturday, 28th June 2014.


Flypast planned for Armed Forces Day guests

19th June 2014

On Saturday 28th June, events across the country will celebrate the contributions made by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The annual Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to reflect and pay tribute to our heroes past and present, including current serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets.


Get hands on with the First World War

18th June 2014

From Wednesday 18th June visitors at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be able to get hands on with the First World War during free handling sessions with a collection of memorabilia from the Museum’s handling collection and items on loan from the British Red Cross.


Ironbridge Gorge Museums join National Fundraising Project with the Art Fund

17th June 2014

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is delighted to announce today (Tuesday 17th July 2014) that it's a launch partner in a brand-new national fundraising initiative.


Cyclo-Cross event at Blists Hill Victorian Town: Saturday evening 28th June

16th June 2014

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge has once again teamed up with the organisers of Newport’s famous Nocturne cycle race to host an exciting urban cyclo-cross event. Taking place on Saturday evening, 28th June 2014, the first race starts at 6pm and the event ends at 9pm. The exciting Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross will attract in excess of 300 of the UK’s top riders.


Great War Commemorative Exhibition heads to Cosford

13th June 2014

The Great War Commemorative Touring Exhibition will be heading to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford this month as part of a year-long tour of the country.


Dress up 1940s style and come along to Blitz Hill

12th June 2014

An Evening on the Home Front at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 21st June 2014, 6-9pm


Treat Dad to a day of hobbies at Dudmaston

10th June 2014

Dudmaston Estate will be giving Dads the opportunity to indulge their love of hobbies with their Father’s Day event on Sunday, 15 June 2014.


The Dornier Do 17 at RAF Museum Cosford: One Year On

9th June 2014

Tuesday 10th June 2014 will mark the first anniversary of the moment the world's last surviving Dornier Do 17 was successfully lifted from the bottom of the Dover Straits. The breath taking moment the aircraft surfaced from the water was captured live on TV and sparked interest from around the globe.


Steam power vs modern farm machines at Apley Farm Shop

5th June 2014

A farm and farm shop near Bridgnorth is hosting a Free Open Farm Sunday education and fun day in conjunction with LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) on Sunday 8th June.


70 years on D-Day is remembered

5th June 2014

The 6th June 2014 will mark 70 years since the invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord, which began the final stages of the Second World War in Europe. The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be marking the 70th anniversary of this event with a D-Day themed Orchestra Concert.


Blitz Hill - An Evening on the Home Front

3rd June 2014

Enjoy an evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge is transformed to the 1940s of World War Two between 6pm and 9pm on Saturday 21st June 2014.



The Modern Olympic Games


The 2012 Olympic Mascot, Wenlock, was created to celebrate the fact that the modern Olympic movement all started in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

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