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Crossing the River: Fords and Ferries on the Shropshire Severn

7th March 2017

Shropshire Council rangers are very happy to be welcoming local historian and author, Neil Clarke to Severn Valley Country Park.


The 15th Borderlines Film Festival: “brilliant once again!”

6th March 2017

For the last 10 days, cinema-goers have been criss-crossing Herefordshire, Shropshire and the beautiful Marches in order to catch some of the 225 screenings of the 84 films that make up the 15th Borderlines Film Festival.


Museum launches new Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series

2nd March 2017

On 17 March, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be hosting the first Cold War Lunchtime Lecture of 2017 with a lecture entitled ‘Coping with Technological Uncertainty: Military Aircraft Procurement, 1945-1957’. In this lecture, Professor Keith Hayward, a consultant and writer on aerospace and aviation issues, will examine Britain’s military aircraft procurement process during the early period of the Cold War.


Model show returns to Cosford in April

1st March 2017

The popular Shropshire Scale Model Show will be returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 2 April 2017.


Growing Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre - Sunday 5th March 10am – 3pm

28th February 2017

As hints of Spring comes forth – so does our Growing Day. Join us for a day of potatoes, family fun and all things growing.


Ironbridge Gorge Museums celebrate 50th anniversary and opening of refurbished Museum of Iron

27th February 2017

2017 is going to be a significant year of anniversaries for Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums as its not only 50 years since the founding of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in 1967, but also 300 years since the death of Abraham Darby I, widely recognised as the man who started the Industrial Revolution.


Final call for food festival applications

27th February 2017

Closing date for exhibitor applications is Tuesday 28 February 2017


50 People to flip pancakes on the Iron Bridge Shrove Tuesday, Tuesday 28 February

23rd February 2017

As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations staff at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are organising a huge pancake flipping contest on the world-famous Iron Bridge.


The Land of Lost Content Book

23rd February 2017

Patrick Fly and The Land of Lost Content Museum owner Stella Mitchell need your help in creating a 272 page case-bound book celebrating the collection of the Land of Lost Content, a museum dedicated to ephemera.


Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland Accolade for its visitor experience second year in succession

16th February 2017

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums where life over 100 years ago is recreated, has received the highest Gold accolade from VisitEngland in recognition of the quality of its visitor experience for the second year in succession.


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.



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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