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Rare aircraft on show during Open Week

26th October 2017


A rare example of a Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be one of the highlights at the Conservation Centre Open Week taking place on 13-18 November 2018.

Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

19th October 2017


Congratulations to our winner of the Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw. Our winner from Bath will be spending a 2 night stay at The Coach House in Norbury.

Half term model making at Cosford

16th October 2017


October half term is just around the corner, so if you’re starting to plan how you’re going to entertain the children, look no further than the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford who are inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 23 to Friday 27 October, little aviators can choose from a vast number of Airfix kits to build, including a 1:72 Mosquito, Sea Harrier, Mitsubishi Zero, Albatros or Sopwith Pup.

Flight simulation event heads to Cosford

21st September 2017


Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2017 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for a fifth consecutive year. Taking place on Saturday 7 October, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills.

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

15th September 2017


Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups and recognises excellence in activities carried out by community groups.

Food Centre triumphs as Britain's best artisan products announced in the Great British Food Awards 2017

14th September 2017


Nathan Outlaw, Valentine Warner, John Torode, Michel Roux Jr, along with other celebrated chefs, food personalities and critics, have revealed their British food favourites in the Great British Food Awards, the benchmark of excellence for artisan food grown and crafted in the UK.

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.

St Mary’s Shrewsbury opens its doors for Heritage Open Days

31st August 2017


As part of the popular nationwide Heritage Open Days celebration, St Mary’s Church in the centre of Shrewsbury will throw open its doors from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th September for special tours and talks.

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!

Children go FREE at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

21st August 2017


Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to be offering FREE entry for children from Saturday 26 August 2017 until Friday 1 September 2017.

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.

Shropshire Movie Mansion Celebrates Ten Years of ‘Atonement’ with a Charity Open Day

15th August 2017


Shropshire’s most famous movie location is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of the film ‘Atonement’ which put it on the global map. On Sunday 3rd September visitors will be able to explore the grounds and parts of the house at Stokesay Court, near Ludlow, where so much of the action in the film version of Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel took place.

A show-stopping pie impresses the panel at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards

4th August 2017


Following more than 60 days of judging, the results of the world’s most coveted food awards, Guild of Fine Food Great Taste, have just been released, with many producers in the Midlands now celebrating. Out of a record breaking 12,300 products to be judged, 4,347 were awarded a highly prized Great Taste accolade and a remarkable 305 are based in the Midlands.

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.

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

25th July 2017


Shrewsbury Market Hall is to become a regular Saturday night food and drink venue following the big success of two recent late evening openings that attracted large crowds.

Paint Your Own Tile with Splat ‘N’ Splodge at St Mary’s Family Event

12th July 2017


Enjoy family craft activities at St Mary’s in central Shrewsbury this summer holiday as part of Church Tourism Week - the nationwide celebration of innovative events in historic churches.

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway Celebrates their 125th Birthday

7th July 2017


On the 7th July 2017 Bridgnorth Cliff Railway will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its opening by the Mayor of the time John Anderson in 1892.

Flypast and street food are on the menu at Cosford this month!

6th July 2017


With just over two weeks to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are gearing up for their biggest and best event yet! This year’s festival is packed with over 90 local food and drink producers, a busy line-up on the cooking demo stage and live performances from the Cosford and Shawbury Military Wives Choir. Plus, there will be plenty of hand-on foodie fun and entertainment for families and a Dakota flypast as the cherry on top!

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

3rd July 2017


Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups and recognises excellence in activities carried out by community groups.

Ludlow Food Centre needs your help to be crowned Best Independent Retailer!

29th June 2017


Ludlow Food Centre has been nominated as Best Independent Retailer in the Midlands category at the Great British Food Awards!

Sweet success as Food Centre’s handmade products shortlisted in Great British Food Awards

29th June 2017


3 of Ludlow Food Centre’s handmade products have impressed the tasting panel at the Great British Food Awards and reached the shortlist where expert celebrity food judges are now busy taste testing the shortlist to pick the final winners, which will be announced later this summer.

New walks leaflets to launch at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

26th June 2017


With thanks to funding from the Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund, MFG solicitors and Craven Arms Community Food Initiative Fund, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are refreshing their circular walks leaflets. Grow Cook Learn, local charity now running the visitor centre, has secured funding to increase their walks offer from four leaflets to six, including new routes and improving the existing ones.

Proms and Prosecco in the Park

26th June 2017


Proms and Prosecco in the Park takes place at the beautiful Chetwynd Deer Park in Newport on Saturday 9th September.

Shropshire celebrity chef headlines at Cosford Food Festival

26th June 2017


It’s just a month to go until the 5th annual Cosford Food Festival takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and this year, organisers have lined-up popular TV Chef Marcus Bean to headline on the demo stage both days. Marcus will be showcasing his passion for great food at the event on 22-23 July which attracts in excess of 13,500 visitors.

Prees Heath Common Reserve Open Day

20th June 2017


The former RAF control tower will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The tower was conserved over 3 years ago with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Natural England and is an important historic building as well as a significant feature in the landscape. Two rooms will not be accessible due to the presence of bats.

New interpretation panels installed at Stanmore Country Park to tell the Hidden Heritage of the former RAF Base.

19th June 2017


Thanks to a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, the Friends of Stanmore Country Park have teamed up with Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Partnerships Team, a local graphics company and a local historian to design and install new interpretation panels in the Country Park.

WILD! In the Severn Valley- Family Fun Day!

13th June 2017


Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a famiy fun day on Saturday 17th June to celebrate the species rich wildflower meadows at the Country Park.

Hotbuckle Productions of Far from the Madding Crowd at Blists Hill Victorian Town this Father's Day

12th June 2017


Hotbuckle Productions will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Father’s Day, Sunday, 18th June with their own inspired adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Far from the Madding Crowd, telling the story with humour and emotion. To celebrate dad’s special day, Hotbuckle are giving free tickets to any father who is accompanied by another full paying adult. Suitable for all the family, the outdoor evening performance starts at 6pm.

Charity Gardeners Question Time Hailed a Success

23rd May 2017


A charity evening which included a tour of the Apley Walled Garden followed by “Gardeners’ Question Time” with a panel of experts compered by BBC’s Paul Shuttleworth was rated a huge success by organisers and guests alike.

Free, fun and friendly - enjoy Oswestry Food Festival Weekend in July

18th May 2017


On July 15th and 16th, the small market town of Oswestry on the borders of Shropshire and Wales opens its streets to the finest local food producers of this borderland country – and it’s free! Enjoy two days of tasting and enjoying the finest local produce as you wander the streets of our market town. Oswestry is renowned for its café culture so you will never be far from a welcoming coffee shop if you need a cuppa after using all that energy wandering round the stalls.

Peg planes and trench talk

17th May 2017


May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of wartime nostalgia to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June, visitors are invited to join in a fun flying themed craft activity and wartime trail, suitable for children of all ages.

Ludlow Spring Festival

11th May 2017


With only a day to go, here is the essential last minute information you’ll need to plan your visit.

Morville Hall will be open to visitors on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

8th May 2017


Morville Hall, situated near Bridgnorth, is a stone built family home of Elizabethan origin. Extensively enlarged and expanded during the mid 18th century, the Hall now exudes striking Georgian charm and character.

Marathon men raise £100k to commemorate 100 years of the RAF

4th May 2017


Two trustees of the RAF Museum are pulling on their walking boots to tackle the equivalent of five marathons in five days (8-12 May 2017) to raise £100,000 to commemorate the RAF’s centenary in 2018.

Beautiful Bluebell Walk Sunday 7th May

25th April 2017


With one of the best places to see bluebells in Shropshire being right on our doorstep, what better way to see them than joining the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Bluebell Walk?

12th Annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

19th April 2017


Now in its 12th year, the annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival, 29th April – 7th May, is offering 57 walks, making it probably the biggest in the West Midlands and one of the best in the country.

Easter treat fundraiser for Severn Hospice

7th April 2017


A big-hearted Shropshire caravan and motorhome dealership has come up with an Easter treat to raise money for the Severn Hospice.

Cosford serves up another tasty festival

6th April 2017


A tasty line-up of over 90 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 22-23 July 2017.

Record start to the year for Ludlow touring park

4th April 2017


A popular touring caravan park on the edge of the historic South Shropshire market town of Ludlow is reporting a record start to the new season.

Exciting expansion plans announced by Shrewsbury caravan dealership

31st March 2017


Plans for the expansion of an award-winning caravan and motorhome dealership in Shrewsbury have been announced.

Shropshire Hills’ Exclusive Butterfly Garden Springs Into Life!

28th March 2017


Butterflies and other insects are set to dine in style as a result of a new project led by West Midlands Butterfly Conservation. Volunteers from the charity have worked with Grow Cook Learn at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms to create the county’s first Pollinators’ Garden and Insect Hotel. The plants have been provided by local Shropshire business CJ Wildlife who are based near Shrewsbury.

Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

14th March 2017


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, 19 March

Crossing the River: Fords and Ferries on the Shropshire Severn

7th March 2017


Shropshire Council rangers are very happy to be welcoming local historian and author, Neil Clarke to Severn Valley Country Park.

Museum launches new Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series

2nd March 2017


On 17 March, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be hosting the first Cold War Lunchtime Lecture of 2017 with a lecture entitled ‘Coping with Technological Uncertainty: Military Aircraft Procurement, 1945-1957’. In this lecture, Professor Keith Hayward, a consultant and writer on aerospace and aviation issues, will examine Britain’s military aircraft procurement process during the early period of the Cold War.

Growing Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre - Sunday 5th March 10am – 3pm

28th February 2017


As hints of Spring comes forth – so does our Growing Day. Join us for a day of potatoes, family fun and all things growing.

Attention for those who love beer and cycling, Ludlow Brewing Co sportive in Support of Parkinson

14th February 2017


Letsgovelo have combined with the Ludlow Brewing Co to put on a sportive in support of Parkinson’s UK. The event will have two distances of 25 (Fun Ride) and 70 miles (Challenge Ride) taking you through the best countryside that Shropshire has to offer.

Tusker; Shropshire Hills Discover Centre's little Fantastic Beast returns for Half Term starting Monday 20th February

13th February 2017


Exciting news here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, our woolly Mammoth Tusker returns just in time for Half Term after his make-over.

German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

6th February 2017


A rare example of the great German multi-role combat aircraft of the Second World War, the Junkers Ju88, has been transported by road to its new home in the Midlands. This particular aircraft, a Ju88R-1 night-fighter version, travelled 130 miles from the Royal Air Force Museum London, to its sister site at Cosford, Shropshire where it will soon go on public display.

It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

2nd February 2017


February half term is just around the corner, so if you’re starting to plan how you’re going to entertain the children, look no further than the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford who are inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity.
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