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Battle of Britain 75th at The Royal Air Force Museum

13th July 2015


The RAF Museum will be marking the 75th Anniversary of ‘Our Finest Hour’ with a number of activities at both our London and Cosford sites. Here’s what’s happening at Cosford:

Escape to the country for two nights for the price of one at Fishmore Hall

8th July 2015


Fishmore Hall, a boutique country house hotel, overlooking the picturesque town of Ludlow, is offering guests the opportunity to get away for less with their buy-one-get-one-free offer this July.

Missing link between dinosaurs and birds explained at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

6th July 2015


Dinosaurs have been enjoyed on the big screen recently, with hit film "Jurassic World" breaking box office records. Now, on Saturday 18 July 2015, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is to open a new exhibition "Archaeopteryx - the missing link between dinosaurs and birds", exploring how some of these powerful creatures evolved.

Grow your own orchids: demonstration at Severn Valley Country Park

25th June 2015


After a successful visit to Shropshire Council’s Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley earlier in 2015, orchid expert Phil Seaton is returning to lead a hands-on demonstration on 6th July.

GIVE RAF MUSEUM PROJECT ITS CHANCE TO SHINE

25th June 2015


The RAF Museum Cosford is appealing for local votes as it strives for nationwide acclaim on BBC One in this year's National Lottery Awards for its First World War in the Air project.

Flypasts honour Armed Forces Day guests

19th June 2015


On Saturday 27 June, events across the country will celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The annual Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to reflect and pay tribute to our heroes past and present, including current serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets.

Large Model Aircraft Rally: Tickets on sale now

10th June 2015


Hundreds of scale models of iconic aircraft will be taking to the skies over Shropshire next month for a weekend of flying entertainment. Model enthusiasts from across the country will travel to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for this famous air show in miniature.

War Walks on the Home Front at Acton Scott Farm on 27 June

4th June 2015


As part of the Acton Scott Working Farm Museum World War I memorial weekend, ace raconteur, Keith Pybus, will lead a guided walk on Saturday 27 June 2015 at 11am-1.30pm which tells the desperate struggles in this country and in Germany to feed both the armies and the civilian populations.

First Fashion Week at Blists Hill Victorian Town; 4th - 9th August

3rd June 2015


Find out more about late 19th century dress at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge between Tuesday 4th and Sunday 9th August when the townsfolk are hosting their first ever Fashion Week.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offers welcome refreshment break for 100 cyclists

2nd June 2015


The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will offer a welcome break to 100 cyclists this Saturday 6th June, as they stop off at the Discovery Centre in Craven Arms for refreshments, bananas and homemade cakes during a 100 mile charity cycle ride from Worcester to Aberdovey. It is also the same day as the Craven Arms Farmers Market so the team at the Discovery Centre are hoping for lots of visitors.

Ludlow Food Centre Cheeses Win Silver Medals at British Cheese Awards

1st June 2015


Ludlow Food Centre is celebrating after their cheesemakers received four silver awards at this year's British Cheese Awards, which took place at the Royal Bath and West Show on 26th May.

The Clive makes it into the hall of fame!

22nd May 2015


Local restaurant with rooms collects accolade from TripAdvisor

Get your dancing shoes on in Shrewsbury!

21st May 2015


Revel in Dance have produced a great new video - I Charleston Shrewsbury performed by 'We Charleston Shrewsbury'. Do take a look!

Flash, bang, wallop, what a picture

20th May 2015


May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of nostalgic dressing up fun to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May, visitors will have the opportunity to delve in to our dressing up box of RAF uniforms and aviation accessories and pose for pictures to stick in the family album.

Can you help identify the mystery Shropshire church?

19th May 2015


Shropshire Tourism has received an interesting call for help from a New Zealand family trying to identify a mystery church in Shropshire.

New inclusive cycle trail opens at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

13th May 2015


A new inclusive cycle trail will be launched on Saturday at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Last few tickets available for Pilots view at Cosford

8th May 2015


Date: 15-16 May, Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Cost: £12.50 per person

VC10 XR808 prepares for final move to Cosford

8th May 2015


The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is pleased to announce that its latest acquisition, VC10 serial number XR808 is now over half way through a successful dismantling process and is being prepared for its final move to Cosford in the Summer.

RAF Museum Highly Commended at 2015 Museums and Heritage Awards

5th May 2015


The RAF Museum is proud to announce that its exhibition 'Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage in the RAF' was given a Highly Commended Award in the 'Best Temporary Exhibition' category at the Museums and Heritage Awards 2015 held in London on 29th April. The exhibition is currently on display at the Museum's Cosford site in Shropshire until 31st October 2015.

Let the Memory Live On

1st May 2015


Date: 7-10 May 2015, Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm, Cost: FREE