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Blitz Hill – 1940s summer evening on the Home Front Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 20th June

14th April 2015

Enjoy a summer evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge is transformed into the 1940s of World War Two between 6pm and 9pm on Saturday, 20th June. Come along to the Blitz Hill event dressed in period civilian costume and experience the entertainment, music and activities of the day as the Victorian town travels four decades into the ‘future’.

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Discover more about magnets at Enginuity Spring half-term 23rd – 31st May

14th April 2015

Discover more about all things magnetic during the spring half-term week from 23rd to 31st May at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire.

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Help create a spectacular image of the Iron Bridge as part of Museums at Night national festival Enginuity: 5pm- 8pm Saturday 16th May

14th April 2015

As part of Museums at Night, the late night festival of arts, culture, and heritage, Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, will be opening its doors on Saturday evening, 16th May for a free family event. Visitors are being asked to help create a spectacular image of the Iron Bridge by using a state-of-the-art laser cutter to personalise a coloured acrylic tile.

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Join Victorian Springtime Wedding Celebrations at Blists Hill Victorian Town: 9th and 10th May

14th April 2015

Bells will be ringing for the Ironworks’ foreman at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, as he marries his sweetheart over the weekend of Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May at a recreation of a Victorian wedding.

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Dementia Friendly Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Friday 22nd May

14th April 2015

Blists Hill Victorian Town is marking National Dementia Awareness Week, 17th – 23rd May, by inviting those living with dementia and their carers to come and enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday 22nd May at a very special price of just £2.50.

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Could you help keep the SVR running for the next 50 years?

2nd April 2015

Since its launch 50 years ago, its dedicated volunteer workforce has helped it to become one of the UK’s most popular tourism attractions, and now the Severn Valley Railway is looking for more volunteers to help it continue to thrive and develop for the next 50 years

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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery celebrates its first birthday at former Music Hall

1st April 2015

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating a year since it opened in its new home at the former Music Hall and 13th century Vaughan’s Mansion, following a redevelopment of the buildings and installation of the exhibits that took five years and cost £10.7m.

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Civic Trust Awards honour the redevelopment of Shrewsbury's Music Hall

31st March 2015

The quality of the transformation of Shrewsbury's Music Hall and 13th century Vaughan's Mansion into the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has been recognised with an award.

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Bike4Life Organisers Highlight the Importance of Road Safety

30th March 2015

Bikers from Shropshire and the wider Midlands area are invited to start the season off in style on Sunday 26th April 2015 at the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival.

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Shrewsbury tops table of UK's 'Healthiest High Streets'

26th March 2015

A league table of the "healthiest" and "unhealthiest" high streets in Britain has named Shrewsbury as having the "healthiest" High Street in the UK.

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Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

  • Jul

    22

    Prison Escape

    Think you have what it takes to escape an actual prison? Now you can find out. Prisoners have the day to attempt to...

  • Jul

    22

    Historic Shrewsbury Walking Tour

    Discover world-class stained glass and traces of the Civil War in this walking tour of historic Shrewsbury. Our visits...

  • Jul

    22

    A Night in the Dana - Prison Sleepover

    Immersive Events, in conjunction with Jailhouse Tours, are bringing you the only way to spend a night in a cell! That...

  • Jul

    24

    Churchyard Scything

    Learn how to manage a churchyard in the traditional fashion - with a scythe! As part of Church Tourism Week 2017...

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