2018 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
To celebrate the discovery of the Shropshire Mammoth 30 years ago, The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be hosting a Mammoth Weekend of family fun with lots of exciting events for everyone.
The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be welcoming a collection of new aircraft to the site later this year as it prepares to celebrate and commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force in 2018. New arrivals will include a Wolverhampton built Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the last surviving example of its kind, plus a rare Messerschmitt BF109G-2.
A farm shop near Bridgnorth hosts one of the busiest halloween pumpkin festivals in Shropshire. Apley Farm Shop began organizing the Spookley Pumpkin Festival in 2012. This year its running 15-16 Oct & 22-30 Oct, which coincides with the schools half term week.
October half term is almost upon us and this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has a range of devilish Halloween crafts for your little monsters to take part in. These spookily creative activities cost just £1 each and will run from 24-28 October between 11.30am and 3pm with all materials provided by the museum.
To commemorate the discovery of the Shropshire Mammoth 30 years ago Dr Adrian Lister will be giving a fascinating talk on the Shropshire Mammoth as part of our celebrations here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.
Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2016 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Taking place on Saturday 8 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.
After Toyahs sell-out performance last year, the household name, pop icon, TV presenter and stage/screen actress is returning to the Engine Shop at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale on Friday evening, 7th October.
Join us at Dudmaston on Sunday 25 September and meet the craftsmen that turn a block of wood into a thing of beauty. Watch our Ranger team as they demonstrate ancient and modern wood working techniques from traditional hand worked pole lathing to current milling machines. Find out more about how we manage our woodland and how it has helped to sustain the estate over the centuries.
Shropshire museum volunteers shortlisted for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trusts inaugural West Midlands Museum Volunteer Awards
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has launched a brand-new volunteer award scheme for museums in the West Midlands region, through their West Midlands Development Programme, funded by Arts Council England.