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Join celebrations at a recreated Gypsy Wedding

22nd August 2016


Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they celebrate a traditional gypsy wedding during the summer Bank holiday weekend of 27th – 29th August. See the elaborate gypsy waggons on The Green, watch the recreated ceremony at 2.30pm each day and then join in the fun and merriment.

Museum evening event is plane marvellous!

19th August 2016


The doors to military aircraft spanning a history of more than eight decades will be opened up to visitors at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month during a special two night event.

Shrewsbury - The 8th Happiest Place to Live in the UK!

17th August 2016


Our county town has recently been voted the 8th ‘Happiest Place to Live in the UK’ from more than 200 towns and cities throughout the country. A range of factors were taken into consideration for the vote, including community spirit, access to sports and arts facilities, and opportunities for residents to better themselves.

Ironbridge earns its place on the ‘Locate that Landmark’ Map

16th August 2016


The world’s first cast-iron bridge puts the town that bears its name on the map yet again. The World Heritage Site - Ironbridge joins many famous landmarks in the UK, in the new 2016 game Locate that Landmark.

Enjoy a Victorian Summer of Fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town until 4th September

12th August 2016


Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge this summer until 4th September as they host a great variety of traditional activities, fun family events and spectacular themed weekends.

Tackling the guerrillas of Oman is focus of museum lecture

11th August 2016


For more than two decades a series of counterinsurgency operations were fought in the Sultanate of Oman on the South-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The military action taken against the activities of guerrillas in these regions will be the focus of the next Cold War Lunchtime Lecture held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford later this month. The lecture entitled ‘The RAF and Counterinsurgency Warfare in Oman during the Cold War’ will be presented by Dr Ross Mahoney, Aviation Historian at the RAF Museum on Friday 19 August at 12.30pm.

Travel and transport themed workshops at Enginuity Summer school holidays 23rd July – 4th September

11th August 2016


British designers and engineers have long been the envy of the world – setting trends, uncovering exciting discoveries and developing awe-inspiring innovations. The first steam engine and railway locomotive, the world’s largest steam-powered ship and the electric car all are great British inventions.

STOKESAY FLOWER FESTIVAL 27, 28 and 29th.August 2016

11th August 2016


This year the theme for Stokesay’s Flower Festival is “Children’s Bible Stories. Our talented arrangers will be illustrating some very diverse subjects from the Old Testament including “Jonah and the Whale” and “Daniel in the Lion’s Den”. Our New Testament stories will range from the Nativity of Jesus to the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

Full Steam Ahead at Blists Hill Victoria Town 20th and 21st August

5th August 2016


Discover how the Victorians harnessed steam to power their engines and other machines over the weekend of 20th and 21st August, when Blists Hill Victorian Town will be ‘In Steam’. The outdoor museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be host to an eclectic collection of steam powered machines, all of which will be in their full working splendour.

Green Flag is flying high at Severn Valley Country Park

3rd August 2016


Severn Valley Country Park, managed by Shropshire Council, has maintained its place amongst the top parks in the UK for a record-breaking 13th consecutive year.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Brambly Hedge Exhibition

3rd August 2016


The Brambly Hedge exhibition will be setting up home over the summer holidays at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre from Saturday 6th August.

It’s a five star line-up at the Shop of the Year

1st August 2016


Ludlow Food Centre collects multiple awards at Great Taste 2016

New summer ‘Digital Days’ workshops for children at Enginuity Ironbridge Gorge Museums 1st – 18th August

29th July 2016


A new series of ‘Digital Days’ teacher-led summer workshops for children aged 6 - 15 years is being hosted by Enginuity, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ design and technology discovery centre at Coalbrookdale, between 1st and 18th August. Previous experience is not essential for any of the sessions.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – come ‘Rain or Shine’

29th July 2016


Professional theatre company Rain or Shine, hailed by ‘The Stage’ as “one of the best companies touring open air theatre" are set to delight family audiences in Shropshire this Summer with their production of Shakespeare’s magical and hilarious comedy masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Onny Meadows Butterfly Survey – 30th July 1-3pm

29th July 2016


This Saturday 30th July, the 30 acre Onny Meadows surrounding Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will play host to The Big Butterfly Count here in our lovely meadows.

Telford Town Park, The Mere and Severn Valley Country Park wave their ‘Green Flags’

29th July 2016


For the second time running Telford Town Park has been appointed a Green Flag Award, along with The Mere at Ellesmere and Severn Valley Country Park in Bridgnorth.

Summer Days Out at Apley Farm Shop

21st July 2016


Apley Farm Shop’s Classic Motor Day is the highlight of July, when on Sunday 17 July, over 80 classic car & motorbike owners share their passion with to visitors. It’s another free Apley event running 10-4pm & always a great day out for all the family, with a barbecue & ice cream or Sunday roast in the Creamery Café.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Classic Car Show for 4th year running

21st July 2016


This Sunday 24th July, the 30 acre Onny Meadows surrounding Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will play host to a Classic Car Show for the 4th year running. Enthusiasts from the Knighton Vintage Vehicle Club which started in 1999 will congregate at the Discovery Centre from 10.30am.

The PokéStops here!

20th July 2016


The RAF Museum Cosford is overrun with Pokémon Go characters and facilities!

Ready, steady, scramble for the Spitfire 10K

18th July 2016


With just under two months to go until Shropshire’s first ever Spitfire 10K, it’s time to start stepping up the training! Taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 4 September, participants will have the unique opportunity to race across the airfield and down the runway at RAF Cosford, whilst raising funds for charity.

Apley Classic Motor Day

15th July 2016


A farm shop near Bridgnorth is holding its fourth annual classic motor day on Sunday July 17th. All classic & vintage cars & motorbikes are invited to attend on the day with prizes being awarded at 2pm by Lord Hamilton, Apley Estate owner.

The Churches Conservation Trust Launches National Church Tourism Week in Shrewsbury

14th July 2016


Church Tourism week, a nationwide celebration of England’s historic churches, will take place between, 22 - 31 July 2016.

RAF Museum volunteers celebrate Legion d’honneur award

12th July 2016


Two volunteers at the Royal Air Force Museum have been awarded France’s highest distinction Legion d’honneur for their services to secure France’s liberation during the Second World War. To honour and celebrate their remarkable achievement, Leading Aircraft Woman, Rose Davies and Lance Bombardier, Arthur Jones were guests of honour at a drinks reception hosted by the RAF Museum American Foundation.

Caravan dealership set for 50th birthday celebration at flower show

11th July 2016


Award winning caravan, motorhome and campervan dealership, Salop Leisure, is planning a special display for Shrewsbury Flower Show on August 12 and 13 to celebrate the company’s 50th birthday.

Hay Meadow Festival

8th July 2016


Saturday 9th July, The Bog, Pennerley, 10am – 4pm, free entry

Picture perfect photography at Dudmaston

8th July 2016


The Panasonic photography roadshow is coming to Dudmaston on Sunday 10 July.

Miniature aircraft fly in to Cosford for model show weekend

6th July 2016


The skies over Shropshire will be filled with hundreds of intricately detailed model aircraft this month, as the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 16-17 July.

New Herefordshire Gardens Cycle Tour from Wheely Wonderful Cycling

4th July 2016


What could be better on a summers day than cycling from one fabulous garden to the next? Herefordshire is home to some outstanding and innovative gardens, within the spectacular countryside of the Wye Valley and Welsh Borders.

Customer Service Award triumph for The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

1st July 2016


Staff and volunteers at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are celebrating after winning a prestigious award at Shropshire’s premier business award ceremony. The Museum triumphed in the much-contested Outstanding Customer Service category at the 16th annual Shropshire Business Awards.

Unique cycle-cross race comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 9th July

30th June 2016


A unique cycling event is coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town for the fourth time on the evening of Saturday, 9th July. The exciting Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross event will see over 300 of the UK’s top riders speeding through the recreated Victorian streets on modern bikes.

Perrier Best Newcomer Nominated, Multi-Award Winning Comedian Tim FitzHigham visit Shrewsbury & Bridgnorth

29th June 2016


To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham for wild Morris dancing, near death, arrest and injury as he takes on the challenge of the greatest stand up comedian in history - Will Kempe.

Over 20 bands to perform at the Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival; 9th and 10th July

24th June 2016


The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 9th and 10th July outdoors on The Green at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Now in its 13th year, the free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties; this year there will also be a special guest band from Germany giving the festival an international flavour. With some 20 bands performing, it’s the largest, non-competitive brass band festival in the country.

Bring dad for free on Father’s Day to a Sherlock Holmes themed event at Blists Hill Victorian Town; Sunday 19th June

16th June 2016


Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, is inviting all dads to come as their guest on Sunday, 19th June when they can follow in Sherlock Holmes footsteps at a detective themed Father’s Day. Admission to the Victorian Town will be free for fathers, when accompanied by another full-paying adult.

Bring Dad along to Dudmaston for Father’s Day fun

16th June 2016


Dudmaston is celebrating brilliant Dads on Sunday 19 June with a day of traditional sporting pursuits. Join us in the garden where Hawk Walk will be flying their stunning birds of prey or have a go at archery with Shropshire Scouts.

Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

13th June 2016


A collection of aircraft from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be joining the line-up in a static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show, taking place on Sunday 19 June. Aircraft already confirmed to appear include the experimental jets; Bristol 188, Fairey Delta II and the Avro 707. The recently added Hawker Siddeley Gnat T1 will be the fourth aircraft to complete the museum’s display at this year’s show.

Events Day at Severn Valley Country Park

13th June 2016


Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are pleased to announce a day of fantastic events on Sunday 26th June.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Annual Family Fun Day 11th June

10th June 2016


Saturday 11th June sees the annual family fun day at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Summer by the Sea at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

10th June 2016


‘Oh! I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside’ Recalls the Edwardian Holiday Experience.

Shropshire’s Olympian Heritage Goes On Show in the Summer of the Rio Games

10th June 2016


To coincide with this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is mounting a display of Wenlock Olympian Games memorabilia.

Could you discover Britain’s favourite Hidden Gem?

9th June 2016


Leading pork pie manufacturer, Pork Farms, is on the hunt to find the nation’s top three favourite Hidden Gems – and need the people of Britain to help them to find them.

Blists Hill Victorian Town travels forward to the 1940s Summer evening on the Home Front

8th June 2016


Enjoy a summer evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, travels forwards to the 1940s with vintage entertainment, activities and characters from the World War II era at ‘Blitz Hill’ on Saturday, 18th June.

Wheely Fun Day at YHA Coalport, Sunday 19th June

8th June 2016


The staff at YHA Coalport, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, are celebrating the official launch of their brand-new cycle store, funded by Telford & Wrekin Council, with a cycling-themed fun day.

Curlew Country Sculpture & Song

7th June 2016


Saturday 9th July, Norbury Village Hall, 8.30 – 10pm

Shobdon Food And Flying Festival

7th June 2016


Food and Flying Festival Prepares for Take Off!

Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

7th June 2016


The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces, by hosting an orchestra concert and a Hurricane flypast on Saturday 25 June for Armed Forces Day.

Visitors welcomed at Morville Hall

3rd June 2016


Visitors welcomed at Morville Hall

Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

3rd June 2016


The Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of nearly 50 years support for the independent Museum, which has national and international standing.

Hay Meadow Festival

1st June 2016


Join in the fun on Saturday 9th July at The Bog in Pennerley, a family day to celebrate wildflower meadows and their wealth of wildlife. Guided WALKS and talks, SCYTHING demonstrations and competitions, arts and CRAFTS, vintage tractors and machinery, MUSIC and merriment are all part of the packed programme.

‘Great British Bake Off’ contestant headlines at Cosford Food Festival

1st June 2016


Organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are delighted to be welcoming ‘The Great British Bake Off’ contestant Beca Lyne-Pirkis to this year’s Cosford Food Festival. Beca who took part in the popular TV show in 2013 will be headlining on the demo stage both days at the 23rd-24th July event, showcasing her modern twists on family favourites.

Shropshire Hills Art Week

26th May 2016


Have you ever wondered how art is made? Now is the time to find out! From Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th June 2016.
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