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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at SVR

17th September 2013

Celebrate the festive season with a visit to Father Christmas, take part in traditional carol singing or step back in time and dine in festive period style at Severn Valley Railway.


Museum hosts sign language day

16th September 2013

Members of the public whose first language is British Sign Language (BSL) are invited to enjoy a free BSL Interpreted Day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. The event is in conjunction with Deaf Smart, a Shropshire based non-profit organisation for Deaf people.


Shropshire celebrating England in Bloom successes

13th September 2013

Shropshire is celebrating golden glory in this year's Heart of England in Bloom competition.


Hercules C-130 Handover Ceremony

12th September 2013

Today the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford held an official handover ceremony for the Lockheed C-130 Hercules XV202 in the presence of Air Marshal Baz North of the Royal Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Ian Corbitt (Rt’d), Sir Michael Marshall, Chairman of Marshalls and former Hercules airmen.


Make Quatt your next stop

12th September 2013

If you are a regular traveller along the A442 Bridgnorth to Kidderminster Road you might have noticed some recent changes at the side of the road. The National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate have been working closely with the new owners of Quatt Farm Shop, Martin and Florence Rutter, over the 2014 summer, to improve the look of the property and have this week installed some new signage.


Major private tile collection donated to Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

12th September 2013

A collection of over one thousand tiles and three hundred tile panels of outstanding quality and international significance has been donated by a private collector to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire. The collection includes examples by the most prestigious designers and manufacturers from the 1850s through to the 1960s, including Pugin, Dresser, Morris, De Morgan and Bawden.


Two Flypasts announced for Battle of Britain Weekend

3rd September 2013

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be commemorating the Battle of Britain, considered the most important event in Royal Air Force history, with a nostalgic weekend of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. A main highlight for visitors over the weekend will be a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster on Saturday 14th and a Spitfire flypast on Sunday 15th September 2013 (weather permitting).


From Coconut's to Swingboats, Edwardian celebrations at Dudmaston Hall

21st August 2013

A local National Trust property are turning back the clocks for the August Bank Holiday weekend at Dudmaston in order to remember Rachel, Lady Labouchere, the property’s last chatelaine’s birth and her uncle taking over the running of the estate.


Apley Walled Gardens Tour - Tuesday 20 August 2013

16th August 2013

The Apley Walled Gardens have recently been brought back into production for the first time in 50 years. They are now managed by our Head Gardener Phil Allen, who has started producing a large range of vegetables, many of which are unusual, old and interesting varieties.


Painstaking conservation of Dornier 17 is underway

15th August 2013

Just eight short weeks have passed since the world’s last surviving Dornier Do 17 was salvaged from the bottom of the Dover Straits and delivered to the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, Shropshire, for conservation. Since its arrival, significant progress has been made in treating some of the aircrafts smaller components, several of which are now on display at the Museum. As the long process of conserving the airframe begins, we take a look at the work carried out to date.



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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