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Two new buildings to open in 2015 at Blists Hill Victorian Town

17th March 2015

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums is adding two new buildings to its ever expanding site in 2015.


Full steam ahead at Blists Hill Victorian Town Spring Bank Holiday weekend 2nd - 4th May

10th March 2015

Discover how the Victorians harnessed steam to power their engines and other machines over the spring Bank Holiday weekend, when Blists Hill Victorian Town will be ‘In Steam’.


Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest: The May Festival

9th March 2015

Bookfest is delighted to reveal the line up for its 17th annual MAY FESTIVAL for children and families, to be held on Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May.


Bring the family and celebrate the arrival of spring with us: Mothering Sunday at Dudmaston

9th March 2015

Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property, are opening their doors on 15 March for the new season to celebrate Mothering Sunday and the beginning of spring.


From Colliery to Country Park The story of Severn Valley Country Park in pictures - Lots of places still available!

9th March 2015

Severn Valley Country Park opened in June 1992, after a 6 year reclamation project. The history of the site begins in the 1800s with coal mining in Highley.


Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wins prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award

4th March 2015

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won a prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award in the Best Family Day Out Category. Established in 2011, the annual awards are an independently judged national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best visitor experiences.


Spring Steam Gala launches 50th Anniversary Celebrations

3rd March 2015

The Severn Valley Railway intends to kick off its 50th anniversary celebrations in sensational style with its first special event of the year, celebrating everything that is great and good from the golden age of steam.


Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity

2nd March 2015

Date: 10 March 2015. Time: 9.30am to 3.15pm. Next month will see events all around the world celebrating International Women's Day, held on 8 March each year. This annual celebration is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. This year, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is teaming up with the RAF for an event entitled 'Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity'.


Thousands of miniature models to be displayed at Cosford

2nd March 2015

After a busy February Half Term week at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, which has seen over 1,000 children take part in a model making activity, families with a new found interest in the hobby can explore it further at the Shropshire Scale Model Show, taking place on Sunday 12 April 2015. Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm. FREE entry.


Longer opening for Country Park visitor centre and tea room

2nd March 2015

Shropshire Council is pleased to announce that the tea room and visitor centre at Severn Valley Country Park will be extending its opening times from Wednesday 11th March 2015 for the start of the new season



Half-term fun launches weekend running at the SVR

11th February 2015

A jam-packed programme of half-term family fun launches the first weekend running schedule of 2015 at the Severn Valley Railway


Shropshire Tourism Become Species Champions of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly

10th February 2015

Shropshire Tourism, the not-for-profit marketing organisation for the county, has become a 'species champion' of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly.


Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

6th February 2015

Staff at the Severn Valley Country Park are currently preparing for February half term.


Half term at Severn Valley Country Park

6th February 2015

Staff at the Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley are currently preparing for February half term.


Home Sweet Home family workshops at Coalport China Museum

5th February 2015

Join in the Easter family workshops at Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge where you make your own Tea Light Holders, inspired by the beautiful and intricate china cottage models known as the Coalport Pastille Burners. The 'Home Sweet Home' hands-on sessions will be held 30th March - 3rd April and 6th - 10th April.


Chinese Year of the Goat activities at Coalport China Museum

5th February 2015

Half-term Monday 16th – Friday 20th February: Oriental themed family workshops and activities celebrating the Chinese Year of the Goat are being staged at Coalport China Museum in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge during the February school half-term.


Open Cockpits Evening tickets go on sale

5th February 2015

Tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, are now on sale through the Museum's website. Just 300 tickets per evening will be available for this exclusive event, where a wide range of aircraft will be available for close viewing on the night: including transport aircraft, jet fighters and unique research airframes.


Orchid Expert to visit the Severn Valley Country Park

4th February 2015

Shropshire Council Rangers at the Severn Valley Country Park are happy to welcome orchid expert, Phil Seaton. Phil will be giving both a talk and demonstration about the conservation of British orchids.


SVR'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR SET TO BE ITS BUSIEST YET

2nd February 2015

The future's not just bright; it's golden for the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) as it looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with a special programme of events alongside its usual schedule of family and enthusiast favourites.


Half term fun for Airfix model makers

29th January 2015

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 16 to Friday 20 February, visitors will have the opportunity to build a First World War Airfix kit.


Pancake Flipping Contest at Blists Hill Victorian Town

27th January 2015

Watch the ladies of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they take part in the annual pancake flipping contest held outside the Print Shop at 12 noon on Shrove Tuesday, 17th February.


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre launches its adult course programme

27th January 2015

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre has a packed programme of adult courses for 2015 for you to learn a skill and even explore the outdoors.


Guided walk - Snowdrops at Tuck Hill

26th January 2015

Keep fit with a 10 ½ mile guided walk from Alveley to Tuck Hill to see the display of snowdrops, 9.15am – 4pm.


Support Fern Britton as she cycles through Shropshire #Challenge 57

23rd January 2015

TV presenter and author Fern Britton will be cycling 57 miles a day from John O'Groats to Lands End from May 1st to the 21st, hoping to raise at least £57,000 to fund research into the prevention of miscarriage in pregnancy. And you can join her!


Vote for Severn Valley Railway in BBC's Countryfile Magazine Awards

22nd January 2015

The Severn Valley Railway has been shortlisted as one of the UK's top historic gems by the BBC's Countryfile Magazine, and they need your vote to be crowned the number one Heritage Site in Britain.


The Raven Hotel in Much Wenlock Open 'The Marketplace'

21st January 2015

To compliment the existing array of fabulous independent retailers in Much Wenlock; and by popular request The Raven Hotel are delighted to announce the launch of their weekly fish and fresh produce stall.


Get your motor running, head out to the highway and join the King of the Jungle!

21st January 2015

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) has announced that the current King of the Jungle and seven times World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty will lead an expected 3,000 strong biker ride-out to officially kick-off the 5th Bike4Life Fest on Sunday 26 April 2015.


New Dracula Film to be set in Shropshire

16th January 2015

Shropshire has been chosen as the location for a new Dracula film starring former James Bond, George Lazenby.


Chocks away for 'First World War in the Air' exhibition at Cosford

16th January 2015

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has officially unveiled a brand new exhibition area celebrating the achievements of Britain's air services, the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and Royal Naval Air Service along with the contributions made by the West Midlands in the race for the sky during the First World War.


FROM THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS TO THE SEVERN VALLEY

14th January 2015

You're more likely to see film sets dominating the hills of Hollywood, but this month saw the cast and crew of a new production relocate to the beautiful surroundings of the Severn Valley


Theatre Performance to be held at Country Park

9th January 2015

Shropshire Council is happy to welcome the Rain or Shine Theatre Company to the Severn Valley Country Park with their production of Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’


Mysteries of bee-keeping revealed at Severn Valley Country Park

5th January 2015

An evening talk to be held at Shropshire Council's Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley near Bridgnorth on Thursday 15th January 2015 will help answer any questions you may have about keeping bees.


Direct Rail Line from Shrewsbury to London Starts Today!

15th December 2014

Virgin Trains have launched their new Shrewsbury to London direct rail service. It marks the end of a hard-fought campaign for a direct rail service between Shropshire and London.


SVR'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR SET TO BE ITS BUSIEST YET

15th December 2014

The future's not just bright; it's golden for the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) as it looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with a special programme of dedicated events alongside its usual schedule of family favourites.


Create pneumatic rockets and discover the fun of flying at Enginuity

25th November 2014

Half-Term 14th - 22nd February


Step back to the 1800s and see how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian times

18th November 2014

Festive Weekends Blists Hill Victorian Town 6-7 and 13-14 December 2014


Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire

18th November 2014

Open during Twixmas festive break for a great family day out (26th – 31st December)


Work of a wildlife group revealed at the Severn Valley Country Park

17th November 2014

Natural history enthusiast, Patrick Clement is visiting Shropshire Council’s Severn Valley Country Park to share his love of practical nature conservation.


Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust teams up with Art Fund to raise £25,000 by 4th December in Crowd Funding initiative

14th November 2014

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire is working with the Art Fund to raise £25,000 to transform the Museum of The Gorge at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site


Giant Enginuitree at Gorgeous Craft Fair

13th November 2014

Enginuity, near Ironbridge 22nd and 23rd November


Dudmaston's Craft fair has Christmas all wrapped up!

12th November 2014

Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property, hosts their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November between 11am and 4pm.


A double award triumph for the Ironbridge Gorge Museums

12th November 2014

Staff at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are celebrating after picking up awards at two different ceremonies in one evening.


Congratulations to all Shropshire Star Spotlight award-winners!

11th November 2014

Finalists in the Shropshire Star Spotlight Awards gathered at The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury last night (10th November 2014) to hear the results of readers’ votes to crown well deserved winners from a range of categories including best family day out, posh nosh, and pub grub.


10 mile guided walk from Alveley to Trimpley Reservoir and Eymore Wood

10th November 2014

Wednesday 26th November 2014 9.25am – 4.00pm


Winner of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

10th November 2014

The lucky winner of Shropshire County Hotel’s Autumn Competition has been announced as Marilyn Specterman from Bury, Manchester.


School children will commemorate The Fallen at Cosford

10th November 2014

Act of Remembrance for local primary school, Tuesday 11 November, 10.45am in Warplanes Hangar


Gorgeous Shropshire Christmas Craft Fair

6th November 2014

Taking place on 22nd and 23rd November


Bike4Life Fest is back!

4th November 2014

Registration for the highly-anticipated Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival is now open and next year's event, taking place on Sunday 26 April 2015 is set to be bigger and better than ever!


Illustrated talk at the Severn Valley Country Park

3rd November 2014

Shropshire Birder, Jim Almond is visiting the Severn Valley Country Park to give an illustrated talk about the varied wildlife around the county.



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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