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New textile printing workshops at Enginuity

23rd November 2016

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.


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

22nd November 2016

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.


Festive fun afternoon for families

21st November 2016

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.


Gorgeous Christmas Craft Fair at Enginuity

16th November 2016

Experience an early taste of Christmas at Gorgeous, a contemporary designer craft fair held in Enginuity at Coalbrookdale, one of Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November.


Severn Valley Country Park is officially bee-coming a hive of activity!

14th November 2016

The decline in bees and other pollinators is one of the most worrying problems facing humanity. These insects play a vital role in pollinating crops that we depend on for food production. Staff and volunteers at Shropshire Council are leading the way in creating habitat to allow these important insects to thrive. Their efforts have now been recognised in a national award scheme that celebrates the National Pollinator Strategy.


Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

14th November 2016

A Messerschmitt BF109G-2 and a de Havilland Tiger Moth II, are the first of six new aircraft to arrive at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, having been transported by road from the museum’s sister site in London. Visitors can now view the brand new arrivals on display in the museum’s hangars with four more aircraft due to arrive before Christmas.


The Northumberland Vase is coming home Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Purchases the Northumberland Vase at auction

11th November 2016

Staff at Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are celebrating after securing a significant piece of china at auction for their collection thanks to support from the local community, charities and foundations.


Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

3rd November 2016

On Sunday 13 November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty.


Flamingos send ironworks staff into a flap

2nd November 2016

Does anyone know if these are real or sculptures? We arrived at the Centre today to find this flock of flamingos walking across the park.


Hampden bomber gets new lease of life

1st November 2016

A rare example of a Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is making huge steps towards completion of the fuselage section. As one of the Museum’s longest running conservation projects, the aircraft is starting to take shape now thanks to one of the museum’s skilled Aircraft Technicians who is building a large section of the aircraft from scratch!