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Uncover Secret Art in the Ironbridge Gorge

8th September 2017

From the 8th to 17th September, residents and visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge will be able to uncover some of this World Heritage site’s less well-known attractions by following an art trail designed to showcase the work of many of the talented artists and crafts people who live and work there.


Ginger and Spice Festival 2017

7th September 2017

A brand new heritage food and drink event ‘The Ginger and Spice Festival’ celebrating the culinary, heritage and historical links of spices, food and gingerbread, to the town of Market Drayton, Shropshire, will be taking place from Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September 2017 for the first time.


BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

5th September 2017

Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin will be holding a free valuation day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Thursday 5 October. The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 17th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.


Join Severn Valley Coutry Park for a free Nordic walking taster session

23rd August 2017

Shropshire Council Rangers are delighted to be welcoming qualified Nordic Walking instructor, Sal Orton to Severn Valley Country Park for a series of Nordic walking sessions.


75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

22nd August 2017

The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017. The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Centre Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members. The evening lecture will include details of the dramatic story behind its final flight, which took place exactly 75 years earlier, plus a behind the scenes look at how the aircraft looks today!


Grab your wingman….Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

15th August 2017

One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time ‘Top Gun’ will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 23 September 2017. This 80’s cult classic military movie is the first to be shown in the Museum’s new outdoor event which will take place in the spacious grounds, against a backdrop of aircraft.


Furnace, fire and steam inspired events mark Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary

10th August 2017

Go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums during the summer school holidays up until the 3rd September and join in a variety of furnace, fire and steam inspired events marking the museum’s 50th anniversary and celebrating the power and innovation behind the Industrial Revolution.


Wolverhampton built Defiant is highlight of Open Cockpits Evening

4th August 2017

The Wolverhampton built, Second World War British Battle of Britain fighter aircraft, Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 will be one of the highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 15-16 September 2017.


Blists Hill Victorian Town features on BBC Two’s ‘The Sweet Makers: A Victorian Treat’

31st July 2017

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, is the star location for the final episode of a TV food history programme set to air on BBC Two on 2 August.


Spiderman casts his net over Shropshire

25th July 2017

This week Spiderman arrived in Oswestry, the latest of a series of superhero statues being created by the counties most popular visitor destination.