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Celebrate the birth of flight at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Half-term 18th – 26th February

14th February 2017

You can celebrate the birth of flight during the February half-term with an array of themed family activities at Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.


Tusker; Shropshire Hills Discover Centre's little Fantastic Beast returns for Half Term starting Monday 20th February

13th February 2017

Exciting news here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, our woolly Mammoth Tusker returns just in time for Half Term after his make-over.


German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

6th February 2017

A rare example of the great German multi-role combat aircraft of the Second World War, the Junkers Ju88, has been transported by road to its new home in the Midlands. This particular aircraft, a Ju88R-1 night-fighter version, travelled 130 miles from the Royal Air Force Museum London, to its sister site at Cosford, Shropshire where it will soon go on public display.


It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

2nd February 2017

February half term is just around the corner, so if you’re starting to plan how you’re going to entertain the children, look no further than the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford who are inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity.


Apley Estate herd wins first prize

31st January 2017

The Pennington family are farming tenants on the Apley Estate, living live less than 1 mile from Apley Farm Shop. They supply us with beef from their herd of British White Cattle. Oldington Alderney, a cow in their herd, won the National Junior Championships at the British White Cattle Society national show at the Royal Three Counties Show 2016 which takes place annually in June in Malvern, Worcestershire.


Join in the 10 year anniversary celebrations for the National Cold War Exhibition

25th January 2017

On Tuesday 7 February 2017 the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be marking the 10th anniversary of the award-winning National Cold War Exhibition with a special event for aviation fans.


Tusker set for a make-over to welcome visitors

17th January 2017

The cuddly, friendly face that welcomes visitors 7 days a week at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is set for a make-over, just in time for the new tourist season.


High-flying offers at low prices this January!

13th January 2017

Christmas may be over for another year and the high street January sales are already in full swing, but if you’re looking to treat yourself to something special with your left over Christmas money, the Royal Air Force Museum has a huge selection of unique items available with savings of up to 50% off the RRP.


Twixmas opening at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire for a great family day out 26th – 31st December

22nd December 2016

For a fun day out during the Twixmas festive period, 26th – 31st December, 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.


Blists Hill to featured on BBC on Christmas Day

14th December 2016

A programme filmed at a Shropshire museum will air on Christmas Day.


Bridgnorth wins the Best Large Market Town Award

13th December 2016

Congratulations to Bridgnorth who the Best Large Market Town title yesterday; after competing against Hinckley and Market Harborough in the Great British High Street awards.


Make your own Christmas Wreath!

5th December 2016

On Friday 9th December, Shropshire Council countryside rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a Christmas wreath making session. During the winter months, the park has a wealth of natural items including ivy, cones and berries which are perfect to adorn a festive wreath.


Shrewsbury Winter Festival back again 10th & 11th December 2016

2nd December 2016

It may still be 12 weeks to Christmas, but interest in Shrewsbury Winter Festival returning to the Quarry this December is gathering pace quicker than a reindeer on Christmas Eve! Attracting over 10,000 visitors in 2015 this event promises to be even bigger and better this year.


Take a sleigh ride with Santa at the RAF Museum!

2nd December 2016

For the Christmas period, up to and including 31st December, our 4D Experience will be taking on a Christmas theme.


Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

2nd December 2016

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the two weekends of 3rd – 4th and 10th - 11th December. Soak up the seasonal atmosphere from a bygone era and revel in traditional celebrations and entertainment as the townsfolk are busily making preparations for Christmas, 1800s style.


Christmas has come early at Cosford!

28th November 2016

It’s being to look a lot like Christmas at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, as the Shropshire attraction has received a rather large delivery in the form of three Second World War aircraft! The Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the Gloster Gladiator 1 and the Westland Lysander III have all been safely transported by road from the museum’s London site and are currently being prepared for display at Cosford.


Enhancing the visitor experience with free Wi-Fi at the RAF Museum Cosford

24th November 2016

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is now offering visitors free Wi-Fi across its entire site thanks to a generous donation from the Aerospace Museum Society.


Shropshire Hills Discovery Christmas Craft Fair

23rd November 2016

Join us for our Christmas Craft Fair and festive celebrations here at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre over the weekend of 26th-27th Novemberfrom 10.00am – 4.30pm


New textile printing workshops at Enginuity

23rd November 2016

New textile printing workshops for grown-ups are being hosted at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums over the weekend of 26th and 27th November.


Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

22nd November 2016

Our county town Shrewsbury is said to be one of the top 10 best small UK towns for winter breaks according to The Guardian. The town has been commended on its historic buildings, modern restaurants, cosy pubs and independent shops and it’s believed to sparkle in the Christmas 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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