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Afternoon Tea treat for mums at Cadbury World this Mother’s Day

There’s no better place to take chocolate-loving mums this Mother’s Day, with Afternoon Tea and more to enjoy at Cadbury World on Sunday 26th March.
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Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 26th March

As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting mums to enjoy a day out as their guest at five of their sites on Mothering Sunday, 26th March, when accompanied by another full-paying adult. This free entry offer includes Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum, Tar Tunnel, Jackfield Tile Museum, Museum of The Gorge, the Darby Houses and Enginuity.
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France under Friendly Bombs is Focus of Lecture - 9 March 2017

The Allied bombing campaign against targets in France during the Second World War will be the focus of a lecture taking place at the University of Wolverhampton next week. The lecture entitled ‘France under Friendly Bombs, 1940-1945’ will be presented by Professor Andrew Knapp, Emeritus Professor of French Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Reading, also an accomplished author on the subject.
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Ironbridge Gorge Museums celebrate 50th anniversary and opening of refurbished Museum of Iron

2017 is going to be a significant year of anniversaries for Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums as its not only 50 years since the founding of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in 1967, but also 300 years since the death of Abraham Darby I, widely recognised as the man who started the Industrial Revolution.
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Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland Accolade for its visitor experience second year in succession

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums where life over 100 years ago is recreated, has received the highest Gold accolade from VisitEngland in recognition of the quality of its visitor experience for the second year in succession.
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It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

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. Taking place from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February, little aviators can choose from a vast number of Airfix kits to build, including a 1:72 Spitfire, Mosquito, Sea Harrier, Mitsubishi Zero, Albatros or Sopwith Pup.
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Welcome to Ironbridge & Shropshire... visit official website

Love the slow life. Love Shropshire.

Ironbridge

You would think, wouldn't you, that the county in which the modern Olympic movement was founded (in a town called Much Wenlock) would be prone to being boastful. That the county would have a giant sign saying 'Birthplace of Darwin'. Or it would never stop broadcasting the fact that the Industrial Revolution began here in the workshops and forges of Ironbridge.

But this wouldn't be very Shropshire-like. This is a gentle, unspoiled place inhabited by warm, welcoming people who must wake up most days grinning at their good fortune.

Shropshire is located to the west of the region bordering Wales, and really feels like it's off the beaten track. It's full of fresh clean air and green open spaces. You'll discover the county town of Shrewsbury (birthplace of Darwin), half timbered buildings, little independent shops and tea rooms. Not a single mega store.

Meanwhile, and not too far away, there is Ludlow. Recently named the greatest town in Britain and England's finest market town - it's famous for its country events and excellent food, and home to an enchanting castle.

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Free Child Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased The Iron Bridge & TollHouse... ›

Save 15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums The Tar Tunnel... ›

Save £15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Broseley PipeWorks... ›

Save 15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Enginuity... ›

Save £15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Coalport China Museum... ›

Save £15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Jackfield Tile Museum... ›

Free Child Passport Ticket - worth £15.00 - when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased can be used at all Museums Ironbridge Gorge Museums... ›

Save £15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Blists Hill Victorian Town... ›

Save £15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Museum of The Gorge... ›

Free Child Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron... ›

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