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Coalbrookdale 300 Project Receives Funding Boost

25th January 2012

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has received a £150,000 funding boost from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Fund towards the second phase of its exciting Coalbrookdale 300 Project. This will include the redevelopment of the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron with new gallery and education spaces and help provide improved access to its nationally designated collections.


Have your London 2012 Moment at the Ironbridge Gorge

24th January 2012

While best known as the Birthplace of Industry and home to ten award winning museums, the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire has already played a large part in the preparations for London 2012 since it hosted the launch of the Cultural Olympiad in the West Midlands in 2008. This year the Ironbridge Gorge Museum will be hosting a magnificent digital art exhibition as part of the London 2012 Festival, and the World Heritage Site will be welcoming the Olympic Flame when the Torch Relay passes over the Iron Bridge in May.


Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival offers around 30 free outings

24th January 2012

Larger than ever before, the 2012 Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival, which runs from Saturday 5th to Sunday 13th May, features around 30 free guided walks covering a range of interests and abilities. These include some challenging full day outings in and around the glorious Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site as well as family adventures, historic trails and wildlife walks.


Model Making Half Term at RAF Museum

17th January 2012

If you’re looking for something exciting to entertain the children this February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 13th to Friday 17th February, visitors will have the opportunity to build an Airfix 1:72 Spitfire.


Have your own London 2012 experience through ‘The Games and Me’ at Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge Museums

11th January 2012

Celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this February half-term at Enginuity, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, and challenge yourself at the exciting Games and Me event. Between Saturday 11th and Sunday 19th February, you will be able to have your own Olympic experience by testing your speed and reaction times using state-of-the-art equipment as used by professional sports stars and see amazing shows looking at the science behind sport.


Severn Valley Railway spends £250k on winter track renewals

3rd January 2012

THE SEVERN Valley Railway is to spend a quarter of a million pounds on track and drainage renewal and maintenance, in a major ‘winter works’ programme which gets under way on Tuesday (January 3rd).


Celebrate Chinese Year of the Dragon at Coalport China Museum

22nd December 2011

Go along to the Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge during half-term between Monday 13th and Friday 17th February to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon, which began on 23rd January. The museum will be taking on an oriental flavour with a series of hands-on family activities.


Fourth International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition to be hosted by the Ironbridge Gorge Museums

22nd December 2011

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are hosting the fourth International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) exhibition at the Footprint Gallery, Fusion, adjacent to the Jackfield Tile Museum from 18 July - 1st September 2012. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to view the fantastic skill of the winning and finalist photographers from the fourth IGPOTY competition in this fascinating exhibition of photographs of gardens, plants, flowers and botany.


Severn Valley Railway goes festive, after Santa trains break records

19th December 2011

THE SEVERN Valley Railway begins its after-Christmas ‘Festive Season’ steam trains on Boxing Day on the back of one of the most amazing ‘Santa’ seasons it has experienced in 40 years.


A Herculean Christmas Gift Arrives at Cosford!

14th December 2011

A Hercules C130K Mk.3 has just become the latest aircraft to go on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, arriving just in time for Christmas. The aircraft was moved from the airfield to the Museum’s site yesterday and placed in its new permanent display space, outside overlooking the Museum site. This supersized Christmas present took a team of fifteen Museum Technicians and RAF Personnel three hours to safely move the aircraft into position, once the aircraft had been defueled.



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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