Fourth International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition to be hosted by the Ironbridge Gorge Museums
22nd December 2011
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are hosting the fourth International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) exhibition at the Footprint Gallery, Fusion, adjacent to the Jackfield Tile Museum from 18 July - 1st September 2012. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to view the fantastic skill of the winning and finalist photographers from the fourth IGPOTY competition in this fascinating exhibition of photographs of gardens, plants, flowers and botany.
19th December 2011
THE SEVERN Valley Railway begins its after-Christmas ‘Festive Season’ steam trains on Boxing Day on the back of one of the most amazing ‘Santa’ seasons it has experienced in 40 years.
14th December 2011
A Hercules C130K Mk.3 has just become the latest aircraft to go on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, arriving just in time for Christmas. The aircraft was moved from the airfield to the Museum’s site yesterday and placed in its new permanent display space, outside overlooking the Museum site. This supersized Christmas present took a team of fifteen Museum Technicians and RAF Personnel three hours to safely move the aircraft into position, once the aircraft had been defueled.
Need a New Year Resolution?! Take the Towering Challenge to help support St Leonard’s Church Bridgnorth.
12th December 2011
If you have ever wanted to see Bridgnorth through the eyes of a bird why not take part in the CCT’s Towering Challenge abseil on Saturday 24th March 2012?
8th December 2011
One of the finest Tudor manor houses in Shropshire has been voted as the UK’s top hidden gem at an award ceremony. Upton Cressett Hall, near Bridgnorth, beat off competition from some of the country’s top attractions to land the prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Industry Award.
7th December 2011
Today greetings cards are an essential part of our Christmas celebrations but the custom of exchanging cards did not start until 1843, another wonderful Christmas tradition we have to thank the Victorians for.
The Florin Street Band to support ITV’s Text Santa appeal Music Video Filmed at Blists Hill Victorian Town
5th December 2011
The spectacular Victorian-themed Christmas song; My Favourite Time of Year by The Florin Street Band, whose music video was filmed at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, is set to benefit numerous charities this Christmas as it becomes the theme to ITV’s Text Santa appeal.The YouTube hit recently caused a stir across the pond when the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” requested permission to perform it at their high profile concerts in Washington D.C. – an honour rarely bestowed upon modern-day Christmas songs.
5th December 2011
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are set to welcome culinary expert Simon Smith to Blists Hill Victorian Town for a series of live cooking demonstrations this Christmas. These special cooking demonstrations will take place during the weekends of 10 – 11 and 17 – 18 December as part of the Museums’ Victorian Christmas events which will also feature Father Christmas and his reindeer, brass bands and a Punch and Judy show.
Ironbridge Gorge Museums extend ‘Our Sporting Life: Sporting Heroes’ exhibition until 9th September 2012
30th November 2011
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are extending the ‘Our Sporting Life: Sporting Heroes’ exhibition for a further seven months until 9th September 2012 due to popular demand (it was planned to close on 29th February 2012). The temporary display, which celebrates Shropshire’s rich, sporting heritage, forms part of the Science Sport Life programme of events, part of the national ‘Stories of the World’ project, which is at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
29th November 2011
For a fun day out during the festive period (26 December – 3 January) go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire’s stunning Severn Valley where six of the ten museums will be open daily from 10am until 4pm. They will only be closing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Whether you are interested in a recreated Victorian town, hands-on interactives, fine china, decorative tiles or the history of iron making, it’s all to be found in this fascinating World Heritage Site.
29th November 2011
Times may be hard, and families everywhere are being forced to make cuts and compromises in their spending. But in the Midlands, it seems there’s one seasonal tradition that families are absolutely NOT prepared to compromise upon – and that’s their annual visit to see Santa at the Severn Valley Railway.
18th November 2011
The prestigious Ironbridge Lecture will once again be hosted by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust on Tuesday, 6th December in the Engine Shop at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale. The annual lecture, held in partnership with the University of Birmingham, will be delivered by the University’s Professor of Community History and Director of the BirminghamLives project, Professor Carl Chinn MBE.
10th November 2011
With shops packed with unusual gift ideas the Ironbridge Gorge Museums are the place to head in the run up to Christmas. To help you make a dent in your Christmas shopping list they are holding a series of free special shopping events.
10th November 2011
Join the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust for a fantastic evening where a feast of Christmas party food and other treats will be created before your very eyes in an iconic AGA range.
9th November 2011
Cosford’s award winning conservation centre will be opening its doors to visitors for exclusive behind-the-scenes access to aircraft conservation work from Monday 14th to Saturday 19th November.
7th November 2011
The Trustees, staff & volunteers at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums were said to be ‘over the moon’ when they heard the news that the Olympic Flame will be visiting the World Heritage Site as part of next year’s Torch Relay.
7th November 2011
A total of 11 Shropshire communities will welcome the Olympic Flame next May (2012) as it makes its mammoth journey from Greece to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
4th November 2011
The Royal Air Force Museum has today officially unveiled the Museum’s latest acquisition, the Comper Swift CLA.7 G-ACGL. The aircraft was unveiled to invited guests including relatives of the aircraft’s designer and of original owner in the Museum’s Hangar 1, where it is now on permanent display to the public.
3rd November 2011
Staff at RAF Cosford, assisted by staff in the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford have created a pedal car in the form of a World War Two Hurricane aircraft. The pedal car will be entered into a 24 hour charity cycle car race taking place in St Etienne de Chigny in the centre of France. A team of four from RAF Cosford will travel to France for the race in August 2012 hoping to raise money for RAF Charities whilst winning the best design for their pedal car.
28th October 2011
A SURGE of early bookings for its Santa steam trains this week has put a smile on the face of the Severn Valley Railway.