16th June 2010
Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge has got just a few days left to beat off stiff competition to win £100,000. It is one of only four museums in the country shortlisted to win the prestigious Art Fund Prize. The Museum is encouraging people to get on line and vote as soon as possible as the voting closes at 5pm on Friday 18th June
11th June 2010
The Team has been able to complete the revised training schedule and has now been given the Public Display Authority required to enable them to perform their display at Air Shows this year
2nd June 2010
Saturday 26th June 2010 - 10.30am – 3pm - All guests must pre-register
2nd June 2010
On Saturday, 12 June Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will stage a special event to demonstrate the important role played by horses in daily life over a hundred years ago. Around ten horses across a range of breeds and sizes will be on show, some wearing traditional harness while others will be highly decorated as they would have appeared on high days and holidays.
24th May 2010
Following the enormous success of their previous evenings at Wenlock Pottery, popular and lively acoustic folk trio Whalebone will be bringing their 2010 The Gathering Tour to the Pottery on Saturday 19th June at 8.00pm.
20th May 2010
Chief Executive of Shropshire Tourism Simon McCloy has expressed his delight that the new official 2012 Olympic mascot has been named ‘Wenlock’, firmly putting Much Wenlock and Shropshire’s Olympic connection on the map.
14th May 2010
Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, is one of four institutions short-listed for the £100,000 Art Fund Prize, the UK’s largest single arts prize.
6th May 2010
Over the past 12 months the team at Shropshire Tourism has handled 19,050 direct requests for the Shropshire & the Welsh Borders brochure and we are continuing to respond to requests on a daily basis. You will receive your booking forms for the 2011 brochure in the next couple of weeks so please keep an eye out for them.
29th April 2010
The de Havilland Comet was the world’s first jet airliner. The Comet 1, an early example which is on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, will appear in a special feature on BBC 1's ‘The One Show’ on 4th May at 7.00pm, covering the short but historic service of the aircraft.
26th April 2010
The redeveloped Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire has won a coveted Silver Award in the Large Visitor Attraction category of the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2010.
7th April 2010
Festival at the Edge, a unique storytelling event in Much Wenlock, has made it through to the finals of a new national award, after being nominated by Shropshire Tourism. Visit England has joined forces with The Sun Newspaper to launch a national vote for its new ‘Where Else But England’ Award.
1st April 2010
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford - 11th April 2010
1st April 2010
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 April 2010
30th March 2010
Staycationers are boosting bookings at a five star touring caravan park in Shropshire where £70,000 has been invested over the winter to ensure that caravanners can spend a penny in luxury.
3rd March 2010
On Saturday 15th May, Blists Hill Victorian Town near Ironbridge in Shropshire is taking part in the national Museums at Night campaign, when cultural and historic attractions across the country will open their doors to visitors after dark
2nd March 2010
Vote for Blists Hill Victorian Town to win Art Fund Prize
1st March 2010
Have a go at Egg dancing, Hunt the chick and make 'flapping birds', easter themed tile and china painting. Make a weekend of it and stay in one of Shropshire's exclusive hotels at a special discounted rate.
23rd February 2010
Blists Hill Victorian Town at Ironbridge and Festival at the Edge make shortlist in Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2010
15th February 2010
Visitors to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be in for an extra treat this half term when they are greeted by a life size model of James May from Top Gear. The model of James as a pilot is now on display in the Museum’s Visitor Centre with easy access for photos.
8th February 2010
The Royal Air Force Museum is delighted to announce that as part of its monthly podcast series aviation entrepreneur and the founder of the Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson has generously given his time to narrate this month’s podcast “Bader: Fighter Pilot”.
25th January 2010
2010 marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. To commemorate this defining moment in the history of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Air Force Museum has, today, launched the first of twelve monthly podcasts which will explore throughout 2010 the history and mythology behind this legendary aerial conflict.
20th January 2010
Dr Michael Fopp, Director General of the Royal Air Force Museum for the last 22 years, will retire in June 2010, but will be retained by the Museum to assist a fund-raising campaign for a new visionary project to commemorate and celebrate the enduring legacy of the Battle of Britain.
2nd December 2009
The Shropshire market town of Much Wenlock has been praised by cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell and Olympic Gold medallist Jonathan Edwards for its status as the birthplace of the modern Olympics.
5th November 2009
Shropshire is currently featuring in the November issue of the BBC CountryFile Magazine with a 7 page article on the county, which was generated as the result of a press trip hosted by Shropshire Tourism.
29th October 2009
Viewers of James May’s Toy Stories shown on BBC2 can now see the life size model Spitfire constructed during the show, at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.
14th October 2009
2009 is proving to be a very memorable year for the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire.
14th October 2009
The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford recently took delivery of an RAF Percival Prentice that was flown in to RAF Cosford by pilot Ben Cross from Coventry.
9th October 2009
Months of behind-the-scenes work from rail company Wrexham & Shropshire is rewarded as passengers are now able to take advantage of an improved weekday timetable.
6th October 2009
The Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge is the first hotel in Shropshire to be awarded the coveted Gold award, under the Green Tourism Business Scheme, for demonstrating excellence in environmental practice.
15th September 2009
Shropshire's Real Ale features prominently in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2010 with county pubs and inns featured within the bible for real ale enthusiasts.
28th July 2009
If you're looking to holiday at home this year and beat the credit crunch then look no further than Shropshire.
15th July 2009
Why Not Spend a Week On a Victorian Farm in Shropshire?
29th June 2009
Shropshire is now the only county in the West Midlands to have two World Heritage Sites following UNESCO granting the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site status.
24th June 2009
The British public has voted Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire, onto the shortlist of the UK's top ten tourist treasures to be brought to Google Street View via a new, groundbreaking invention - the Google Trike.
9th June 2009
As part of the exciting £12m redevelopment plans at Blists Hill Victorian Town staff at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum are today setting about moving a 35 tonne locomotive from its current location outside Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron to the fascinating open-air Museum.
1st June 2009
The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, in conjunction with Aramark Catering, has officially re-launched its restaurant and menus with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Museums Visitor Centre.
2nd April 2009
The Royal Air Force Museum is proud to announce the re-launch of its online collections database, Navigator, with the inclusion of over 16,000 new images from the portfolio of the renowned aviation photographer Charles Brown - a fitting addition, as part of the online collection's 3rd birthday celebrations.
2nd April 2009
The RAF Museum Cosford is proud to announce that Wrexham & Shropshire rail passengers can now enjoy discounts on all items in the Restaurant and Museum Shop. All passengers will receive a 10% discount on any purchase made when they present Staff a valid (on the day) Wrexham and Shropshire train ticket.
12th January 2009
After winning a string of awards in 2008, The National Cold War Exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford ended the year on a high by enjoying a record 665,690 visitors since its opening.
8th January 2009
The diversity of the Royal Air Force along with its multi ethnic past and present is celebrated in a new permanent exhibition.
14th November 2008
The cream of the West Midlands tourist industry were gathered at a prestigious awards ceremony this week night for the Tourism West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands 'Excellence in Tourism Awards' held at the ICC in Birmingham.