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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.

WIN a Lost Lanes Book by Jack Thurston

25th May 2016


Jack Thurston, best-selling author of Lost Lanes and presenter of the Bike Show, takes readers on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of wild Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

Half Term adventures at Dudmaston

20th May 2016


Come rain or shine there’s plenty of things to do this Half Term at Dudmaston. Sun 29, Mon 30 May & Wed 1 June from 12 noon.

“Brasstonbury” goes from strength to strength.

20th May 2016


Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival take place on the 9th and 10th of July. Now in its 15th year, the Brass Band Festival has grown steadily and this year it features a record 27 bands appearing over a packed two days.

Nimrod tours are ready for half term take-off

18th May 2016


As May half term fast approaches, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are gearing up for a busy week of family tours on-board one of the RAF’s most sophisticated aircraft. From Saturday 28 May until Sunday 5 June, families can step inside the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1 XV249 and learn about its intelligence gathering role in the Royal Air Force.

Help Ironbridge Gorge Museums Win the Night Connect! Art Competition

6th May 2016


Ironbridge Gorge Museums are excited to announce that we have reached the finals of the Museums at Night Connect! Art Competition.

WIN a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000

6th May 2016


To celebrate the successful launch of the Royal Air Force Museum’s ‘Names on a Plane’ fundraising campaign, museum bosses are giving members of the public the opportunity to win a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000. The winner will see their name written on the wings of a world famous RAF Red Arrows Hawk Jet, that will fly throughout the 2017 display season!

Cosford Serves Up Another Tasty Festival

6th May 2016


A tasty line-up of over 80 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 23-24 July.

Storytime in the Dingle at Dudmaston

5th May 2016


Follow our storyteller down into the Dingle and enjoy tales inspired by our oldest trees. Sunday, 8 May, 10.45am – 12 noon

Osborne and After Festival: the first of its kind and an unmissable weekend of events

29th April 2016


There are many ‘Firsts’ associated with Clun’s Osborne and After Festival, which takes place from 6-8 May in Clun, South Shropshire.

May Day Celebrations at Dudmaston

29th April 2016


Help us raise the May Tree by dancing along with Shrewsbury Morris Dancers. Join us on Monday, 2 May from 11.00am.

Great prizes to be won at the Apley Bake Off

27th April 2016


Great prizes are ready to be won at the Apley Bake Off next Monday, bank holiday Monday 2 May at Apley Farm Shop.

Clun Green Man Festival 1st & 2nd May 2016

22nd April 2016


A modern take on an ancient tradition

The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, joins The Great Inns of Britain in its 20th year

21st April 2016


The Great Inns of Britain is delighted to announce that The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, has joined this leading collection of independently owned country and coastal inns, taking the membership up to 22 inns and increasing the geographical spread of properties across the UK.

Shrewsbury's Connection to the British Comics Industry

19th April 2016


Some of Britain's top cartoonists have been gathering for a festival celebrating their skills, the casual observer might be surprised to learn of its setting - Shrewsbury. So just how has Shrewsbury become the unofficial capital of the UK cartoon industry?

Ellesmere Art Exhibition 2016

14th April 2016


Ellesmere College will be holding the fifth National Art Exhibition and sale of works, with more than 80 professional artists and sculptors exhibiting over 300 pieces from Wednesday 1st June through to Sunday 5th June. The preview evening, which takes place on Wednesday 1st June 7.30 - 9.00pm, promises to be a fabulous evening.

New Walking Festival in Mortimer Country

14th April 2016


A festival of guided walks: where nature and heritage lead the way In Mortimer Country, North Herefordshire.

Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

13th April 2016


The residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be celebrating St George, the patron saint of England, over the weekend of 23rd and 24th April, when the streets will be decorated in patriotic red, white and blue. Join-in the patriotic parade, take part in a dragon hunt and see a re-enactment of the famous tale of St George and the Dragon.

Apley Farm Shop’s fifth anniversary

13th April 2016


Having opened in the coldest winter in decades, when temperatures dropped to -19°C, Apley Farm Shop in Shropshire considers how it’s developed in its first five years

Activ8 holiday clubs at farm shop

7th April 2016


A holiday club provider has linked up with a local farm shop to provide children with fun outdoor & sporty holiday clubs this summer.

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

30th March 2016


Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival celebrates its 13th year with a shift of format and a strong whiff of ‘LUCK’ as the theme.

Eggciting Easter Funday at farm shop

24th March 2016


A farm shop near Bridgnorth is holding an Easter Funday on Monday 28 March, 10-4pm.

Cadbury Bunny spotted at Dudmaston

23rd March 2016


Bunny has left a trail of riddles around the orchard at Dudmaston. Crack his clues to unlock his secret stash of Easter treats.

Model show returns for fifteenth year

18th March 2016


For the fifteenth successful year, the popular Shropshire Scale Model Show is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. It’s one of the biggest modelling events in the country and shows no signs of slowing down, as a record 150 exhibitors and traders will be heading to Cosford for the one day event taking place on Sunday 3 April.

Apley Bake Off cake competition

18th March 2016


The county’s keenest cooks, foodies & bakers will soon get the chance to meet six of Shropshire's talented chefs & enter a cake & tart competition, on at a farm shop near Bridgnorth. Apley Farm Shop is holding its first Apley Bake Off on bank holiday Monday 2nd May.

iCombat arrives at the Dana

16th March 2016


Immersive Events and iCombat UK are pleased to bring you Operation Cellblock. The UKs first laser combat event running in a real life prison. No imitations, fake sets or false scenes, just real life beds, bars and barracks.

‘Cracking’ Easter activities on offer at Cosford

16th March 2016


With the Easter break fast approaching, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for two whole weeks of family entertainment. With a Missing Mascot Trail running over the Easter bank holiday weekend and two craft activities on offer during the week, children of all ages are sure to have a ‘cracking’ time.

Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

16th March 2016


Discover the beauty of the Estate as it wakes up for spring. Dudmaston welcomes visitors to the Galleries, garden, park, tearoom, and shop from Sunday, 20 March.

Mysteries of ‘Shakespeare’s Will’ Revealed

16th March 2016


Severn Valley Country Park - Saturday 2nd April 2016

Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland Accolade for its visitor experience

3rd March 2016


Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums where life over 100 years ago is recreated, has received the highest Gold accolade from VisitEngland in recognition of the quality of its visitor experience.
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