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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Modellers gear up for flying weekend

19th June 2017


The Large Model Aircraft Rally is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month for a weekend of spectacular flying displays. Taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, this air show in miniature is set to entertain thousands of aviation and modelling enthusiasts with two full days of flying and family fun.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From the RAF Museum with LOVE!

1st February 2017


This Valentine’s Day give your loved one a romantic gift with wings on…..something extra special and meaningful…..available now from the Royal Air Force Museum shop!

Oswestry has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful English market towns

30th January 2017


The list announced by website ‘Britain and Britishness’ last week places the town alongside the likes of Keswick in Cumbria and Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

Join in the 10 year anniversary celebrations for the National Cold War Exhibition

25th January 2017


On Tuesday 7 February 2017 the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be marking the 10th anniversary of the award-winning National Cold War Exhibition with a special event for aviation fans.

High-flying offers at low prices this January!

13th January 2017


Christmas may be over for another year and the high street January sales are already in full swing, but if you’re looking to treat yourself to something special with your left over Christmas money, the Royal Air Force Museum has a huge selection of unique items available with savings of up to 50% off the RRP.

Blists Hill to featured on BBC on Christmas Day

14th December 2016


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

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.

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.

Work begins on £200,000 Ludlow caravan holiday park project

1st December 2016


Work has begun on a new caravan holiday home park on the edge of the historic market town of Ludlow, which is renowned as the food capital of England.

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.

Enhancing the visitor experience with free Wi-Fi at the RAF Museum Cosford

24th November 2016


The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is now offering visitors free Wi-Fi across its entire site thanks to a generous donation from the Aerospace Museum Society.

100th Anniversary of Mary Webb’s first book

22nd November 2016


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Golden Arrow’, the first novel from one of Shropshire’s greatest writers, Mary Webb. Her life and work are firmly centred in her native county and the Mary Webb Society are celebrating with a programme of events.

Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

14th November 2016


A Messerschmitt BF109G-2 and a de Havilland Tiger Moth II, are the first of six new aircraft to arrive at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, having been transported by road from the museum’s sister site in London. Visitors can now view the brand new arrivals on display in the museum’s hangars with four more aircraft due to arrive before Christmas.

Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

3rd November 2016


On Sunday 13 November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty.

Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

19th October 2016


Four family-run hotels in the region have been singled out for special praise in a guide which highlights Britain’s best places to stay.

Halloween Spooktacular at the British Ironwork Centre Friday 28th October 2016

13th October 2016


The British Ironwork Centre’s Halloween Spooktacular returns this October and is set to be bigger and more ghoulish than ever! The family friendly fun day has become an annual favourite for all ages, with members of staff dressed to impress as some of the seasons most loved and terrifying characters, ready to entertain visitors.

Calling all Penguins, Bluebirds & ‘Erbs – Your Museum Needs You!

6th October 2016


2018 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

New aircraft arrivals heading to Cosford

5th October 2016


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.

Creepy crafts at Cosford this Halloween!

4th October 2016


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.

Top Ludlow Restaurant with Rooms Wins Trio of AA Awards

1st September 2016


The Cliffe at Dinham has recently won a trio of awards from the AA. Located across the river from Ludlow Castle, the property has been awarded the Four Gold Star Restaurant with Rooms, two Rosettes for the Restaurant and a Special Award for Breakfast.
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