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Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire - Open during festive break for a great family day out

For a fun day out during the festive period (26 December – 3 January) 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. Whether you are interested in a recreated Victorian town, hands-on interactives, fine china, decorative tiles or the history of iron making, it’s all to be found in this fascinating World Heritage Site.

Date Posted: 29th November 2011

Severn Valley’s ‘Santa’ trains hit a new high in popularity

Times may be hard, and families everywhere are being forced to make cuts and compromises in their spending. But in the Midlands, it seems there’s one seasonal tradition that families are absolutely NOT prepared to compromise upon – and that’s their annual visit to see Santa at the Severn Valley Railway.

Date Posted: 29th November 2011

Ludlow's New Chocolatier

Daniel Jones, 24 from Bucknell, is Ludlow’s newest and only Master Chocolatier. Following the recent closure of Swan Chocolates, Daniel saw a niche in the local market and an opportunity to finally start his own chocolate business, and has chosen to base himself at Ludlow Food Centre just outside the town.

Date Posted: 24th November 2011

Christmas Lunches at Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden is currently taking bookings for an exclusive, out of season traditional Christmas lunches on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th and Monday 19th December 2011.

Date Posted: 23rd November 2011

A Christmas Carol guided walk

Festive fans of the silver screen have the chance to take part in a guided walk through Shrewsbury demonstrating the town’s links to classic film A Christmas Carol.

Date Posted: 21st November 2011

Ludlow Food Centre Butcher wins Top Award

A Shropshire butcher has won ‘Young Butcher of the Year’.

Date Posted: 18th November 2011

Ironbridge Gorge Museums to host the Ironbridge Lecture

The prestigious Ironbridge Lecture will once again be hosted by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust on Tuesday, 6th December in the Engine Shop at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale. The annual lecture, held in partnership with the University of Birmingham, will be delivered by the University’s Professor of Community History and Director of the BirminghamLives project, Professor Carl Chinn MBE.

Date Posted: 18th November 2011


Shrewsbury’s festive season is set to start with a bang later this month as organisers plan a cracker of an event.

Date Posted: 14th November 2011

Christmas Shopping at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums

With shops packed with unusual gift ideas the Ironbridge Gorge Museums are the place to head in the run up to Christmas. To help you make a dent in your Christmas shopping list they are holding a series of free special shopping events.

Date Posted: 10th November 2011

AGA Christmas Cooking Demonstration Evening at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Wednesday 23rd November

Join the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust for a fantastic evening where a feast of Christmas party food and other treats will be created before your very eyes in an iconic AGA range.

Date Posted: 10th November 2011