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Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is a finalist in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

14th April 2015

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has been named as a finalist in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015.

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Cycle-cross race returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 27th June

14th April 2015

A unique cycling event is set to return to Blists Hill Victorian Town on the evening of Saturday, 27th June. First run in 2013, The Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross has regularly attracted around 300 of the UK’s top off-road cyclists and has been described by Cycling Weekly magazine as “Britain’s craziest bike race!”

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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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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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