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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.


Britain Votes To Put Blists Hill Victorian Town On Google Street View

24th June 2009

The British public has voted Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire, onto the shortlist of the UK's top ten tourist treasures to be brought to Google Street View via a new, groundbreaking invention - the Google Trike.


Museum Loco Moves to her New Home at Blists Hill Victorian Town

9th June 2009

As part of the exciting £12m redevelopment plans at Blists Hill Victorian Town staff at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum are today setting about moving a 35 tonne locomotive from its current location outside Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron to the fascinating open-air Museum.


Restaurant Re-launch Goes Down A Treat

1st June 2009

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, in conjunction with Aramark Catering, has officially re-launched its restaurant and menus with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Museums Visitor Centre.


3rd Birthday Bonanza for Online Collections

2nd April 2009

The Royal Air Force Museum is proud to announce the re-launch of its online collections database, Navigator, with the inclusion of over 16,000 new images from the portfolio of the renowned aviation photographer Charles Brown - a fitting addition, as part of the online collection's 3rd birthday celebrations.


Full Steam Ahead For Savings

2nd April 2009

The RAF Museum Cosford is proud to announce that Wrexham & Shropshire rail passengers can now enjoy discounts on all items in the Restaurant and Museum Shop. All passengers will receive a 10% discount on any purchase made when they present Staff a valid (on the day) Wrexham and Shropshire train ticket.


Two Thirds of a Million Visitors for Award Winning Exhibition

12th January 2009

After winning a string of awards in 2008, The National Cold War Exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford ended the year on a high by enjoying a record 665,690 visitors since its opening.



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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