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Blists Hill to featured on BBC on Christmas Day

14th December 2016

A programme filmed at a Shropshire museum will air on Christmas Day.

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Greg Davies to host first-ever Shrewsbury comedy festival

13th December 2016

Comedian and actor Greg Davies is to appear at the first ever Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival.

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Bridgnorth wins the Best Large Market Town Award

13th December 2016

Congratulations to Bridgnorth who the Best Large Market Town title yesterday; after competing against Hinckley and Market Harborough in the Great British High Street awards.

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New Japanese Restaurant to open in Shrewsbury

7th December 2016

A restaurant in Shrewsbury, owned by the same team as the historic Prince Rupert Hotel, is set to re-open as a specialist Japanese eatery.

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Twisted Fairy Tales at The Dana Prison (HMP Shrewsbury)

2nd December 2016

Twisted Fairy Tales is a brand new, and first-of-its-kind event to arrive in Shrewsbury as part of the town’s Christmas festivities. Described as a ‘Christmas Pantomime gone wrong’ this adult only event couldn’t be further away from your standard nativity play.

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Shrewsbury Winter Festival back again 10th & 11th December 2016

2nd December 2016

It may still be 12 weeks to Christmas, but interest in Shrewsbury Winter Festival returning to the Quarry this December is gathering pace quicker than a reindeer on Christmas Eve! Attracting over 10,000 visitors in 2015 this event promises to be even bigger and better this year.

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Take a sleigh ride with Santa at the RAF Museum!

2nd December 2016

For the Christmas period, up to and including 31st December, our 4D Experience will be taking on a Christmas theme.

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Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

2nd December 2016

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the two weekends of 3rd – 4th and 10th - 11th December. Soak up the seasonal atmosphere from a bygone era and revel in traditional celebrations and entertainment as the townsfolk are busily making preparations for Christmas, 1800s style.

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Mary Webb Society Unveil Bronze Bust of Mary Webb

1st December 2016

On the 9th July the Mary Webb Society unveiled a bronze bust of Mary Webb created by Clun sculptor Jemma Pearson, which is mounted on a pedestal carved from local Grinshill stone.

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Christmas has come early at Cosford!

28th November 2016

It’s being to look a lot like Christmas at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, as the Shropshire attraction has received a rather large delivery in the form of three Second World War aircraft! The Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the Gloster Gladiator 1 and the Westland Lysander III have all been safely transported by road from the museum’s London site and are currently being prepared for display at Cosford.

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Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

  • Feb

    08

    DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

    This February, we will celebrate Shrewsbury as "The Origin of Independent Thinking" and birthplace of Charles Darwin -...

  • Feb

    09

    LEGO: Brick History

    Brick History takes you on a journey through pivotal moments in world history, modelled in LEGO® bricks. This is...

  • Feb

    10

    Darwin Guided Walk

    Join one of our Visitor Information Centre guides exploring Shrewsbury and the places associated with Charles Darwin.Due...

  • Mar

    24

    Shrewsbury Flea Market

    SHREWSBURY FLEA is a fabulous mixture of Antiques and collectables, antique furniture, vintage clothing & fabrics,...

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