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Free Pop Up Festival of Stories Comes to Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge

17th February 2014

Children’s writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers will be entertaining and inspiring families during an exciting day of free events, activities and art workshops celebrating children’s literature at Enginuity and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge on Easter Saturday, 19th April 2014.


Unique Mustang model now on display

13th February 2014

Now on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is a 1:5 scale scratch built North American P-51D Mustang. This unique model took almost ten years to build and was kindly donated to the Museum in autumn last year. This remarkable Mustang model now forms a centre piece display in the Museum's Visitor Centre where visitors can view all its intricate details up close.


Create moving pictures at Enginuity family workshops

12th February 2014

Discover how to create moving pictures from a series of still images at the drop-in Moving Pictures family workshops to be held at Enginuity, near Ironbridge during the Easter school holiday from Saturday 12th until Sunday 27th April 2014.


Snowdrop Walks at Dudmaston - please take care and be prepared

12th February 2014

A local National Trust property, Dudmaston Estate are urging visitors to be prepared for the recent weather conditions when they visit for the Snowdrop Walks during 15, 16, 22 and 23 February 2014.


Egg Dancing and Easter fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town

12th February 2014

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter over the Bank holiday weekend from Friday 18th to Monday 21st April 2014.


'Open Cockpits' tickets on sale 24th February

10th February 2014

Tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 10th May 2014, will go on sale from Monday 24th February through the Royal Air Force Museum's website.


Apley Estates Multi-Terrain Run, Sunday 16 February 2014

5th February 2014

The Apley Estate's Multi-Terrain Run on Sunday 16 February 2014 looks as if it’s going to be as popular as in the previous two years. Organised by the Black Country Triathletes, the race attracted 350 runners last year, raising £1300 for Stockton Church & £1300 for St Milburga’s Church in Beckbury.


Time to stop and reflect at Dudmaston

5th February 2014

Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property, are inviting visitors to take the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and join them as they host their popular snowdrop walks through the Dingle on 15, 16, 22 and 23 February 2014.


Over 50 free guided walks at the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

3rd February 2014

Now in its ninth year and bigger than ever before, the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (Saturday 3rd – Sunday 11th May 2014) is offering a choice of over 50 free, varied and rewarding walks in and around the stunning Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, where the Industrial Revolution began over 300 years ago.


'ROLL-OUT' DAY FOR RE-ROOFED EX-LNER GRESLEY TEAK CARRIAGE

3rd February 2014

The Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust marked the mid-point of its £75,000 restoration project of a 1943-built ex-London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) Gresley-designed Gangwayed Brake Pigeon Van with an informal 'roll-out' on Thursday, 30th January 2014.


Half term fun for Airfix model makers

3rd February 2014

If you’re looking for something exciting to entertain the children this February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2014, visitors will have the opportunity to build either an Airfix 1:72 Sopwith Pup or an Airfix 1:72 Albatross.


SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES ITS HERITAGE SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY

28th January 2014

Prospective engineers are being encouraged to hone their craft at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) when it officially launches its Heritage Skills Training Academy (HSTA) in September.


Kestrel goes on display at Cosford

27th January 2014

The New Year has got off to a flying start at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford with the addition of the Hawker-Siddeley Kestrel FGA.1 going on public display. This jet aircraft was built to evaluate the jump jet concept during the 1960s and visitors are now able to view it within the Museum's Test Flight collection.


CROWDS FLOCKED TO THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY DURING 2013

20th January 2014

More than 211,000 people visited the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) in 2013 to take advantage of all the historic railway has to offer. Last year’s passenger numbers exceeded the Railway’s forecast by over 6,000 passengers and show an increase of nearly 9,000 on 2012’s figures.


Watch Pancake Flipping at Blists Hill Victorian Town: Saturday 1st - Tuesday 4th March 2014

16th January 2014

Watch the ladies of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they take part in the annual pancake flipping contest held outside the Print Shop daily at 12 noon from Saturday, 1st March until Shrove Tuesday on the 4th.


Art Nouveau tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge: Half-term 15th and 17th – 22nd February 2014

16th January 2014

Let your imagination run wild this half-term at informal, Art Nouveau themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge.


Chinese Year of the Horse activities at Coalport China Museum

16th January 2014

Oriental themed family workshops and activities celebrating the Chinese Year of the Horse are being staged at Coalport China Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the February school half-term.


Get Into Gear For Bike4Life 2014!

7th January 2014

Registration for the much-anticipated Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival, taking place on Sunday 27th April 2014, is now open, thanks to a brand new website, www.bike4lifefest.com, launched by the organisers, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, RAF Museum Cosford and the Safer Roads Partnership.


See Out the Festive Season at the Severn Valley Railway

19th December 2013

Once you have polished off the turkey on Christmas Day, why not continue the festive fun on the Severn Valley Railway. From Boxing Day, trains will operate daily between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth until Sunday, 5th January.


Last chance to visit Dudmaston for 2013

10th December 2013

Visitors are reminded that this weekend (14 and 15 December) will see the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate open their gates to visitors for the last time in 2013.


Festive opening dates at Cosford

6th December 2013

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle this Christmas, why not visit the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford during the festive period? The Museum will be open daily throughout December 2013 from 10am apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Winners of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

6th December 2013

The lucky winner of Shropshire County Hotel's Autumn Competition has been announced as Angelina Burgess from Shrewsbury.


Shropshire in 'Off The Beaten Track' on ITV, 6th December 8pm - make sure you tune in!

28th November 2013

In the fifth episode of this new series, Christine Bleakley heads to Shropshire where she explores an unusual museum, helps make natural confetti and takes part in a medieval re-enactment.


From 100 to 1,000 explore Dudmaston's trees

26th November 2013

The National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate will be giving their visitors the opportunity to discover everything they would like to know about the sleeping giants living on their estate by joining the Rangers on Winter Tree Walks on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2013.


Winners at Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

25th November 2013

Congratulations to all Shropshire Tourism members who won awards in the Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards. We are proud to see our members leading the way and receiving so many of the top accolades.


Experimental Aircraft Programme now on display at Cosford

25th November 2013

Christmas has come early at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford with the arrival of the Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP) technology demonstrator. This experimental jet helped pave the way for the renowned Eurofighter Typhoon and thanks to support of BAE Systems is now on display to visitors within the Museum's Test Flight collection.


Shropshire Tourism members win at the Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

20th November 2013

The Shropshire Star’s inaugural Tourism & Leisure Awards were held on Monday 18th November 2013 and several Shropshire Tourism members were amongst the big winners.


Shop till you drop for Christmas at Dudmaston

12th November 2013

Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property will be spending this weekend with Christmas well and truly at the top of their agenda as the property hosts their annual Christmas Fair. But this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever as for the first time it will take place on both the Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2013.


Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

5th November 2013

Make sure you get your Shropshire Star newspaper today (5th November 2013) as Shropshire County Hotels are offering readers the chance to dine out at one of the group’s restaurants for just £13.95 per person for a two-course lunch or dinner.


Cosford commemorates The Fallen on Remembrance Sunday

30th October 2013

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be holding a Remembrance Service paying respect to those Service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty.


Saturday opening comes to Dudmaston

30th October 2013

The National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall is looking forward to a new way of opening which will see the property open to visitors until mid-December 2013.


Severn Valley Railway Named Best Tourism Experience

29th October 2013

Staff and volunteers at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) are celebrating after it was named Best Tourism Experience in the 2013 Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence.


Last Post: Remembering the First World War at Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge

28th October 2013

A poignant new free exhibition, Last Post: Remembering the First World War, will explore the effect of the events of 1914-18 on the Post Office, its people and the contribution of postal communications to the war effort. It will be on display at the Coalbrookdale Gallery, adjacent to Enginuity in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire from Thursday 10 April 2014 until Friday 27 March 2015.


Award Winning Chef Will Holland to Open Restaurant in Bridgnorth

22nd October 2013

Multi-award-winning chef, Will Holland, who came to prominence after securing a Michelin star for La Bécasse, in Ludlow, has secured a property in Bridgnorth and will open his new restaurant in Spring 2014.


Get Crafty this Halloween at RAF Cosford

22nd October 2013

October half term is almost upon us and this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has some devilishly easy Halloween crafts for your little monsters.


Cracking Christmas Gifts from the RAF Museum

22nd October 2013

For Christmas 2013 the Museum has substantially expanded its gift range to suit a variety of budgets including its jewellery and clothing ranges.


Spooky Happenings, Magic and Misadventure at Dudmaston Hall

18th October 2013

The National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall will be hosting a whole range of family fun for the half-term holidays beginning Sunday, 27 October 2013.


Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

15th October 2013

Make sure you get your Shropshire Star newspaper today (15th October 2013) as Shropshire County Hotels are offering readers the chance to dine out at one of the group’s restaurants for just £13.95 per person for a two-course lunch or dinner.


Behind-the-scenes access for aviation fans

11th October 2013

10th to 16th November 2013.10:15am - 1:00pm.The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford’s award winning Sir Michael Beetham Conservation Centre will once again be opening its doors to visitors providing them with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Museum’s continuing aircraft conservation projects.


Dornier Bomber to be displayed in 3D

10th October 2013

The RAF Museum is using cutting edge digital technology to share its newly acquired exhibit - the Dornier Do17 bomber - with the world.


Volunteers to be presented with Queen's Award

10th October 2013

Hard-working and dedicated volunteers from the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) will receive the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service during a ceremony later this month.


Looking back to look forward

9th October 2013

From 1467 gallons of milk per six months to stories of fighter biplanes, the archives of the National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall are proving an interesting read for staff and volunteers as they make preparations for a new exhibition for 2014.


SVR 2012 Share Offer steams past £2m as star loco begins journey to restoration

8th October 2013

The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) celebrated two exciting milestones this weekend as part of its ambitious plans to help shape the future preservation of the Railway


Two-wheeled fun this October for Love Your Bike Month

7th October 2013

October 2013 is Shropshire’s fourth annual Love Your Bike Month. A range of great free activities are planned throughout October to help Shropshire residents have fun on their bikes and prepare themselves for winter cycling.


Farm Stay UK Recognises Shropshire Tourism Grading Scheme

3rd October 2013

Shropshire Tourism is delighted to announce that national body ‘Farm Stay UK’ has today confirmed that any properties assessed by Shropshire Tourism are now eligible to join their organisation.


Fun Run success at Dudmaston

3rd October 2013

Dudmaston Estate were thrilled to see so many runners turn out for the October 2013 fun runs which saw runners take both a 5k and 10k route through the stunning scenery of the woodlands and pools.


Apley Farm Shop to join Spookley the Square Pumpkin Anti- Bullying Programme

3rd October 2013

Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth is to feature Spookley the Square Pumpkin in farm-based events this October.


British Transport Industry Celebrated at SVR

2nd October 2013

The best of British transport’s industrial heritage will be celebrated during an event at the Severn Valley Railway next month.


Hagley Hall to begin Restoration after 27 Year Absence from the Line

30th September 2013

One of the Severn Valley Railway’s most popular engines is set to undergo an exciting restoration programme following a 27 year absence from the line.


It's all gone apple-shaped at Dudmaston

24th September 2013

It’s harvest time and the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate will be celebrating their bumper apple harvest this Sunday 27th September 2013 with their annual Orchard Day event.



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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