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Celebrate the birth of flight at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Half-term 18th – 26th February

You can celebrate the birth of flight during the February half-term with an array of themed family activities at Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.
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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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February half-term - Celebrate the birth of flight at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums 18th – 26th February

Celebrate the birth of flight during the February half-term with an array of themed family activities at Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums tying in with special flight-linked anniversaries.
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It’s set to be an exciting 2017 for Dudley Zoological Gardens as they celebrate their 80th anniversary!

They have plenty planned to mark the occasion with a £345,000 redevelopment of several enclosures and celebratory events throughout the coming year.
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The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham says ‘Velkommen’ to nine new Gentoo penguins

Christmas came early for The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham, as the attraction welcomed nine new eager Gentoo penguins from Billund, Denmark who travelled an impressive 1,407 kilometres and eventually waddled happily into their new Midlands home.
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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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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... ›

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 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 Darby Houses (Ironbridge)... ›

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

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... ›

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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... ›

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