22nd August 2017
The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017. The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Centre Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members. The evening lecture will include details of the dramatic story behind its final flight, which took place exactly 75 years earlier, plus a behind the scenes look at how the aircraft looks today!
15th August 2017
One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time ‘Top Gun’ will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 23 September 2017. This 80’s cult classic military movie is the first to be shown in the Museum’s new outdoor event which will take place in the spacious grounds, against a backdrop of aircraft.
10th August 2017
Go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums during the summer school holidays up until the 3rd September and join in a variety of furnace, fire and steam inspired events marking the museum’s 50th anniversary and celebrating the power and innovation behind the Industrial Revolution.
8th August 2017
Back by popular demand, Milly Rees returns to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre with her Free From Gluten and Dairy Cookery Course.
4th August 2017
The Wolverhampton built, Second World War British Battle of Britain fighter aircraft, Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 will be one of the highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 15-16 September 2017.
31st July 2017
Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, is the star location for the final episode of a TV food history programme set to air on BBC Two on 2 August.
25th July 2017
Struggling to know what to do with the children this Summer holidays? Will you be looking after the grandkids and want to do something fun that doesn’t break the bank? Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have the Summer jam-packed with indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages.
7th July 2017
On the 7th July 2017 Bridgnorth Cliff Railway will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its opening by the Mayor of the time John Anderson in 1892.
6th July 2017
With just over two weeks to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are gearing up for their biggest and best event yet! This year’s festival is packed with over 90 local food and drink producers, a busy line-up on the cooking demo stage and live performances from the Cosford and Shawbury Military Wives Choir. Plus, there will be plenty of hand-on foodie fun and entertainment for families and a Dakota flypast as the cherry on top!
4th July 2017
Local project, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the prestigious National Lottery Awards.
3rd July 2017
Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups and recognises excellence in activities carried out by community groups.
Blists Hill Victorian Town Holds its first Steampunk Weekend Festival ‘The Town that Never Was’ 1st – 2nd July
26th June 2017
Steampunks and their friends are invited to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of 1st and 2nd July for its first ever Steampunk Festival. The fantastical ‘Town that Never Was’ day and evening event is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
26th June 2017
It’s just a month to go until the 5th annual Cosford Food Festival takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and this year, organisers have lined-up popular TV Chef Marcus Bean to headline on the demo stage both days. Marcus will be showcasing his passion for great food at the event on 22-23 July which attracts in excess of 13,500 visitors.
20th June 2017
The former RAF control tower will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The tower was conserved over 3 years ago with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Natural England and is an important historic building as well as a significant feature in the landscape. Two rooms will not be accessible due to the presence of bats.
19th June 2017
The Large Model Aircraft Rally is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month for a weekend of spectacular flying displays. Taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, this air show in miniature is set to entertain thousands of aviation and modelling enthusiasts with two full days of flying and family fun.
New interpretation panels installed at Stanmore Country Park to tell the Hidden Heritage of the former RAF Base.
19th June 2017
Thanks to a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, the Friends of Stanmore Country Park have teamed up with Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Partnerships Team, a local graphics company and a local historian to design and install new interpretation panels in the Country Park.
13th June 2017
Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a famiy fun day on Saturday 17th June to celebrate the species rich wildflower meadows at the Country Park.
12th June 2017
Hotbuckle Productions will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Father’s Day, Sunday, 18th June with their own inspired adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Far from the Madding Crowd, telling the story with humour and emotion. To celebrate dad’s special day, Hotbuckle are giving free tickets to any father who is accompanied by another full paying adult. Suitable for all the family, the outdoor evening performance starts at 6pm.
5th June 2017
The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces, by hosting an orchestra concert and a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster flypast on Saturday 24 June for Armed Forces Day.
25th May 2017
Eaton Manor Country Estate near Church Stretton held its fourth annual Classic Vehicle Day on Sunday with over 160 classic and interesting vehicles on display, from a Lagonda Rapier to modern classics including a Humber Sceptre, as well as one off specials and an armoured personnel carrier.
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 50th anniversary lecture By Sir David Pepper, former Director General of GCHQ
25th May 2017
As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations marking the founding of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Sir David Pepper KCMG, former Director General of GCHQ, will be giving a lecture on how technological innovation has shaped secret intelligence.
25th May 2017
There’s something really special going on this weekend Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth. What makes the second Apley Bake Off different is that customers can get flour under their fingernails – as marketing manager Lady Hamilton says. “I’m sure it’s going to be a really fun day where customers can not only enter the competition classes & win great prizes, but also get a really fulfilling cooking experience with our 7 masterclass hosts.“
25th May 2017
A collection of aircraft from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be joining the line-up in a static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show, taking place on Sunday 11 June 2017. Aircraft confirmed to appear include the British Aerospace Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP), the BAe Harrier GR9A and completing the Museum’s display at this year’s show is the Hawker Hurricane IIc.
23rd May 2017
A charity evening which included a tour of the Apley Walled Garden followed by “Gardeners’ Question Time” with a panel of experts compered by BBC’s Paul Shuttleworth was rated a huge success by organisers and guests alike.
22nd May 2017
If you are looking to improve the flavours in your cooking and looking for inspiration to spice things up, then this is the perfect course for you on Saturday 3rd June 10am-2pm! Aimed at all levels, Sabrina Zeif makes the courses fun for everyone, providing you with lots of skills to take away and try at home.
17th May 2017
May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of wartime nostalgia to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June, visitors are invited to join in a fun flying themed craft activity and wartime trail, suitable for children of all ages.
Spring half-term at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Discover more about historic heroes at fun family events
16th May 2017
Discover more about your favourite heroes of history, engineering and sport during the spring half-term at a variety of fun family events across the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire from Saturday, 27th May to Sunday, 4th June. The various events are part of the Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
16th May 2017
One of the two dipping ponds of Apley Walled Garden has been recently exposed ready for re-use, 60 years after it was last used. So called as gardeners would dip their watering cans into it, the pair of dipping ponds gradually fell out of use, as the watering relied increasingly on piped water.
11th May 2017
With only a day to go, here is the essential last minute information you’ll need to plan your visit.
11th May 2017
The route and running times for the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s 50th anniversary steam road run and rally weekend, 13th - 14th May, have been announced.
9th May 2017
Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire is marking National Dementia Awareness Week, 14th – 20th May, by inviting those living with dementia and their carers to come and enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 19th May at a very special price of just £5 per couple.
9th May 2017
The Apley cheese has just won a gold award at the Artisan Cheese Awards. Lady Hamilton, Marketing Manager of Apley Farm Shop, explained, “At Apley Farm Shop, we’re all incredibly proud & excited, but it's really Martin & Beth Moyden who are the proudest. The cheese won a similar award when it was first made in the building which is now the Creamery Café, 1956-65. So it is extra special to see it win again, over 50 years later, this time made by Mr Moyden near Market Drayton in Shropshire.”
8th May 2017
Morville Hall, situated near Bridgnorth, is a stone built family home of Elizabethan origin. Extensively enlarged and expanded during the mid 18th century, the Hall now exudes striking Georgian charm and character.
4th May 2017
Two trustees of the RAF Museum are pulling on their walking boots to tackle the equivalent of five marathons in five days (8-12 May 2017) to raise £100,000 to commemorate the RAF’s centenary in 2018.
26th April 2017
An amazing display of working Meccano models created by Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society (TIMS), Shropshire will be an extra bonus for anyone visiting Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May. The mechanical marvels will be on display as part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
25th April 2017
With one of the best places to see bluebells in Shropshire being right on our doorstep, what better way to see them than joining the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Bluebell Walk?
20th April 2017
Shropshire is no stranger to filmmaking. Over the years it’s cinematic landscapes and beautiful historical buildings have been depicted in movies such as ‘Atonement’ with Keira Knightley and James McAvoy , Oscar nominated ‘Howard’s End’ and Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’. All watched by international audiences.
19th April 2017
15/03/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 30 April in Bike4Life charity ride Related topics: Highways and environmental maintenance Road users are being warned to expect some disruption in and around Shrewsbury on the morning of Sunday 30 April 2017, as the Bike4Life Midlands Air Ambulance charity motorbike ride heads out from the Meole Brace Park & Ride site to RAF Cosford, via the A5 and M54.
19th April 2017
Now in its 12th year, the annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival, 29th April – 7th May, is offering 57 walks, making it probably the biggest in the West Midlands and one of the best in the country.
11th April 2017
‘Feathers and Flight’ is the theme to this year’s Easter break activities taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. With a fact finding trail running each day and a one day special birds of prey flying display, families are invited to explore a world of flight and learn how aircraft design has been inspired by nature.
New Museum of Iron opens in time for Easter as part of Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary celebrations
10th April 2017
The all new Museum of Iron at Coalbrookdale, in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge, opened Saturday, 8th April in time for the Easter holidays after a massive refurbishment. Telling the history of iron making from ancient times through to the present day, it will explain how remarkable discoveries made in The Gorge changed the world forever and why the area became internationally recognised as the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution
6th April 2017
A tasty line-up of over 90 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 22-23 July 2017.
29th March 2017
Two Second World War German front line fighter aircraft, the Messerschmitt BF109G-2/Trop and the Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/U-1 have been announced as highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 19-20 May 2017.
28th March 2017
Popular Staffordshire event the Great British Food Festival has left its home for the last four years, Shugborough Estate, and moved to a new home at Weston Park, just on the Staffordshire and Shropshire border.
21st March 2017
As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting mums to enjoy a day out as their guest at five of their sites on Mothering Sunday, 26th March, when accompanied by another full-paying adult.
14th March 2017
Discover the beauty of the Estate as it wakes up for Spring. Dudmaston welcomes visitors to the galleries, garden, park, tearoom, and shop from Sunday, 19 March
9th March 2017
Step back in time and go along to the first in a series of nostalgic music hall evenings, being held as part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th Anniversary celebrations, at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 24th March
7th March 2017
Shropshire Council rangers are very happy to be welcoming local historian and author, Neil Clarke to Severn Valley Country Park.
6th March 2017
For the last 10 days, cinema-goers have been criss-crossing Herefordshire, Shropshire and the beautiful Marches in order to catch some of the 225 screenings of the 84 films that make up the 15th Borderlines Film Festival.
2nd March 2017
On 17 March, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be hosting the first Cold War Lunchtime Lecture of 2017 with a lecture entitled ‘Coping with Technological Uncertainty: Military Aircraft Procurement, 1945-1957’. In this lecture, Professor Keith Hayward, a consultant and writer on aerospace and aviation issues, will examine Britain’s military aircraft procurement process during the early period of the Cold War.