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Two new buildings to open in 2015 at Blists Hill Victorian Town

17th March 2015

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums is adding two new buildings to its ever expanding site in 2015.


Full steam ahead at Blists Hill Victorian Town Spring Bank Holiday weekend 2nd - 4th May

10th March 2015

Discover how the Victorians harnessed steam to power their engines and other machines over the spring Bank Holiday weekend, when Blists Hill Victorian Town will be ‘In Steam’.


Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest: The May Festival

9th March 2015

Bookfest is delighted to reveal the line up for its 17th annual MAY FESTIVAL for children and families, to be held on Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May.


Bring the family and celebrate the arrival of spring with us: Mothering Sunday at Dudmaston

9th March 2015

Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property, are opening their doors on 15 March for the new season to celebrate Mothering Sunday and the beginning of spring.


From Colliery to Country Park The story of Severn Valley Country Park in pictures - Lots of places still available!

9th March 2015

Severn Valley Country Park opened in June 1992, after a 6 year reclamation project. The history of the site begins in the 1800s with coal mining in Highley.


Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wins prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award

4th March 2015

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won a prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award in the Best Family Day Out Category. Established in 2011, the annual awards are an independently judged national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best visitor experiences.


Spring Steam Gala launches 50th Anniversary Celebrations

3rd March 2015

The Severn Valley Railway intends to kick off its 50th anniversary celebrations in sensational style with its first special event of the year, celebrating everything that is great and good from the golden age of steam.


Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity

2nd March 2015

Date: 10 March 2015. Time: 9.30am to 3.15pm. Next month will see events all around the world celebrating International Women's Day, held on 8 March each year. This annual celebration is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. This year, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is teaming up with the RAF for an event entitled 'Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity'.


Thousands of miniature models to be displayed at Cosford

2nd March 2015

After a busy February Half Term week at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, which has seen over 1,000 children take part in a model making activity, families with a new found interest in the hobby can explore it further at the Shropshire Scale Model Show, taking place on Sunday 12 April 2015. Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm. FREE entry.


Longer opening for Country Park visitor centre and tea room

2nd March 2015

Shropshire Council is pleased to announce that the tea room and visitor centre at Severn Valley Country Park will be extending its opening times from Wednesday 11th March 2015 for the start of the new season



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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