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Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the two weekends of 3rd – 4th and 10th - 11th December. Soak up the seasonal atmosphere from a bygone era and revel in traditional celebrations and entertainment as the townsfolk are busily making preparations for Christmas, 1800s style.

Date Posted: 2nd December 2016


Work begins on £200,000 Ludlow caravan holiday park project

Work has begun on a new caravan holiday home park on the edge of the historic market town of Ludlow, which is renowned as the food capital of England.

Date Posted: 1st December 2016


Mary Webb Society Unveil Bronze Bust of Mary Webb

On the 9th July the Mary Webb Society unveiled a bronze bust of Mary Webb created by Clun sculptor Jemma Pearson, which is mounted on a pedestal carved from local Grinshill stone.

Date Posted: 1st December 2016


Christmas has come early at Cosford!

It’s being to look a lot like Christmas at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, as the Shropshire attraction has received a rather large delivery in the form of three Second World War aircraft! The Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the Gloster Gladiator 1 and the Westland Lysander III have all been safely transported by road from the museum’s London site and are currently being prepared for display at Cosford.

Date Posted: 28th November 2016


Enhancing the visitor experience with free Wi-Fi at the RAF Museum Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is now offering visitors free Wi-Fi across its entire site thanks to a generous donation from the Aerospace Museum Society.

Date Posted: 24th November 2016


Shropshire Hills Discovery Christmas Craft Fair

Join us for our Christmas Craft Fair and festive celebrations here at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre over the weekend of 26th-27th Novemberfrom 10.00am – 4.30pm

Date Posted: 23rd November 2016


New textile printing workshops at Enginuity

New textile printing workshops for grown-ups are being hosted at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums over the weekend of 26th and 27th November.

Date Posted: 23rd November 2016


Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

Our county town Shrewsbury is said to be one of the top 10 best small UK towns for winter breaks according to The Guardian. The town has been commended on its historic buildings, modern restaurants, cosy pubs and independent shops and it’s believed to sparkle in the Christmas season.

Date Posted: 22nd November 2016


100th Anniversary of Mary Webb’s first book

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Golden Arrow’, the first novel from one of Shropshire’s greatest writers, Mary Webb. Her life and work are firmly centred in her native county and the Mary Webb Society are celebrating with a programme of events.

Date Posted: 22nd November 2016


Festive fun afternoon for families

Later this month, the access and learning team at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be collaborating once again with students from City of Wolverhampton College, to bring some FREE festive fun to the museum for young families.

Date Posted: 21st November 2016