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'Staycationers' Boost Bookings at Shropshire Caravan Park

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.

Blists Hill Victorian Town Joins National Museums at Night Campaign

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

Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge Gorge Museums would like your help

2nd March 2010

Vote for Blists Hill Victorian Town to win Art Fund Prize

Easter fun in the Ironbridge Gorge

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.

Shropshire attraction and event shortlisted in national awards

23rd February 2010

Blists Hill Victorian Town at Ironbridge and Festival at the Edge make shortlist in Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2010

James May Greets Visitors at RAF Cosford

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.

Sir Richard Branson narrates February podcast for Royal Air Force Museum

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”.

Museum Launches Battle of Britain Podcast Series

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.

Royal Air Force Museum Director General DR Michael Fopp To Retire

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.

Shropshire Praised for Role in the Birth of the Modern Olympics

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.

Shropshire Shines In CountryFile Magazine

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.

Museum Displays James May’s Spitfire

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.

Ironbridge Gorge Museums Celebrate Remarkable Visitor Figures

14th October 2009

2009 is proving to be a very memorable year for the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire.

Percival Prentice Arrives At Cosford

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.

Improved Weekday Timetable Boost For Passengers

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.

Best Western Valley Hotel wins Gold Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme

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.

Shropshire Real Ale Features in Good Beer Guide 2010

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.

Holiday at Home in Shropshire

28th July 2009

If you're looking to holiday at home this year and beat the credit crunch then look no further than Shropshire.

Passionate About Re-Learning Old Skills? Want To Learn To Be Self Sufficient?

15th July 2009

Why Not Spend a Week On a Victorian Farm in Shropshire?

Two World Heritage Sites for 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.

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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