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Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum!

9th August 2010

Come along to Blists Hill Victorian Town over the late summer Bank Holiday weekend, dressed as a pirate or your favourite character from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Treasure Island.  From Saturday 28th to Monday 30th August, the open-air museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be running a special literary themed event with actors recreating scenes from the famous maritime book of mutiny and buried treasure.


Detective Weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town is ‘Elementary my Dear Watson’

5th August 2010

Budding amateur sleuths and would-be private detectives will have the chance to help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge during the weekend of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August. Youngsters will also be able to try their hands at forensic science during the two-day event by taking each other’s finger prints, printing reward posters and matching plaster cast footprints to different shoes.


Dance takes guests back to Battle of Britain era

23rd July 2010

Members of the public are invited to join the Aerospace Museum Society’s popular 1940’s Hangar Dance at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 18th September 2010 at 7pm.


New Season of Evening Events at Museum of the Gorge

23rd July 2010

Professional Production Company to Perform Murder Mystery Play during August and September


Summer in Ironbridge

8th July 2010

A whole host of events are taking place in Ironbridge this Summer to keep everyone entertained


Tanners Wines in The Times Top Ten

8th July 2010

Tanners Wines has been lauded in The Times as one of the top ten wine shops in the country. The article, which appeared in Saturday’s edition, said of the Shrewsbury-based firm:


Olympic Mascot coming to Wenlock Olympian Games

8th July 2010

The London 2012 Olympic mascot will be a VIP visitor at the annual Wenlock Olympian Games in Much Wenlock on Sunday 11th July.


Last Chance to help Blists Hill Victorian Town win £100,000

16th June 2010

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge has got just a few days left to beat off stiff competition to win £100,000. It is one of only four museums in the country shortlisted to win the prestigious Art Fund Prize. The Museum is encouraging people to get on line and vote as soon as possible as the voting closes at 5pm on Friday 18th June


Red Arrows to fly at RAF Cosford Air Show on 13th June

11th June 2010

The Team has been able to complete the revised training schedule and has now been given the Public Display Authority required to enable them to perform their display at Air Shows this year


Armed Forces’ Day For All 3 Services

2nd June 2010

Saturday 26th June 2010 - 10.30am – 3pm - All guests must pre-register



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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