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GOLD Award for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won the top Gold Award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015. Intended for venues that welcome more than 50,000 visitors per annum, it was judged on the overall quality of the experience provided.

Date Posted: 12th May 2015


Getting closer to nature for May Half Term

For May half term Severn Valley Country Park staff will be helping their younger visitors get closer to nature.

Date Posted: 11th May 2015


Adopt an Object you love at The Ironbridge Gorges Museums

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire has launched a brilliant way to show you care about its amazing collections. By adopting one of the Museum’s special objects, you will be helping the charity to care for its nationally designated collections and supporting its education programmes.

Date Posted: 11th May 2015


Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 11th and 12th July outdoors on The Green at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Now in its 11th year, this free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties. With some 20 bands performing, it’s the largest, non-competitive brass band festival in the country.

Date Posted: 11th May 2015



VC10 XR808 prepares for final move to Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is pleased to announce that its latest acquisition, VC10 serial number XR808 is now over half way through a successful dismantling process and is being prepared for its final move to Cosford in the Summer.

Date Posted: 8th May 2015


Birds and breakfast… Guided dawn chorus walk at Dudmaston Sunday 10 May 2015, 5:00am

Spring is the time of the dawn chorus. Have you ever wanted to identify who is singing which song? Join our Parks, Garden’s and Countryside Manager, Pete Carty, this Sunday, who will teach you how to identify each bird from its song on this early morning walk around Dudmaston Estate. After a tuneful stroll it’s time for a hearty breakfast in our tea room.

Date Posted: 5th May 2015


RAF Museum Highly Commended at 2015 Museums and Heritage Awards

The RAF Museum is proud to announce that its exhibition 'Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage in the RAF' was given a Highly Commended Award in the 'Best Temporary Exhibition' category at the Museums and Heritage Awards 2015 held in London on 29th April. The exhibition is currently on display at the Museum's Cosford site in Shropshire until 31st October 2015.

Date Posted: 5th May 2015


Let the Memory Live On

Date: 7-10 May 2015, Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm, Cost: FREE

Date Posted: 1st May 2015


Carl Fogarty and Richard Hammond lead ride out raising £45,000 for charity

Bikers from across the country turned out in their thousands at the weekend, as they took part in one of the largest biking events in the country - the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival (26 April 2015), raising money for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

Date Posted: 1st May 2015


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Shrewsbury Market Hall to become regular Saturday night food and drink venue

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Date Posted: 25th July 2017