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Dornier Do 17 Two Years On Lecture

13th May 2015

Date: 10 June Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm (Doors open 6.15pm) Cost: £7.50 per person Wednesday 10 June 2015 will mark two years since 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.


All on track for bank holiday and half-term fun at the SVR

13th May 2015

Steam trains great and small will be the stars of the show this spring bank holiday and half-term at the Severn Valley Railway


GOLD Award for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

12th May 2015

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won the top Gold Award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015. Intended for venues that welcome more than 50,000 visitors per annum, it was judged on the overall quality of the experience provided.


Getting closer to nature for May Half Term

11th May 2015

For May half term Severn Valley Country Park staff will be helping their younger visitors get closer to nature.


Adopt an Object you love at The Ironbridge Gorges Museums

11th May 2015

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire has launched a brilliant way to show you care about its amazing collections. By adopting one of the Museum’s special objects, you will be helping the charity to care for its nationally designated collections and supporting its education programmes.


Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July

11th May 2015

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 11th and 12th July outdoors on The Green at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Now in its 11th year, this free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties. With some 20 bands performing, it’s the largest, non-competitive brass band festival in the country.


Last few tickets available for Pilots view at Cosford

8th May 2015

Date: 15-16 May, Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Cost: £12.50 per person


VC10 XR808 prepares for final move to Cosford

8th May 2015

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is pleased to announce that its latest acquisition, VC10 serial number XR808 is now over half way through a successful dismantling process and is being prepared for its final move to Cosford in the Summer.


Birds and breakfast… Guided dawn chorus walk at Dudmaston Sunday 10 May 2015, 5:00am

5th May 2015

Spring is the time of the dawn chorus. Have you ever wanted to identify who is singing which song? Join our Parks, Garden’s and Countryside Manager, Pete Carty, this Sunday, who will teach you how to identify each bird from its song on this early morning walk around Dudmaston Estate. After a tuneful stroll it’s time for a hearty breakfast in our tea room.


Join Victorian Springtime Wedding Celebrations at Blists Hill Victorian Town 9th and 10th May

5th May 2015

Bells will be ringing for the Ironworks’ foreman at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, as he marries his sweetheart over the weekend of Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May at a recreation of a Victorian wedding.



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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