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Pit Profiles, Re-Profiled exhibition tells miners’ stories. Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge: Monday to Friday, 21 Jun – 31 Dec 2013
Pit Profiles: Re-Profiled, an absorbing and thought-provoking exhibition of miners’ portraits and their personal stories, will be on display at the Coalbrookdale Gallery, adjacent to Enginuity in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire.
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Dress as a Pirate and join in Blists Hill Victorian Town’s Treasure Island Weekend 27th - 28th July
Dress as a pirate or your favourite character from Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel, Treasure Island, and go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge over the summer weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July.
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Meet the animals living at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 20th July
Discover more about the many animals living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge on Saturday, 20th July. Chat to their keepers, watch the horses being harnessed, meet the pigs and see the chickens in their enclosure behind the New Inn.
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Help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a crime at Blists Hill Victorian Town Detectives Weekend: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August
Budding amateur sleuths and private detectives can help Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August. The special Detectives Weekend event is part of Blists Hill’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
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Welcome to Ironbridge & Shropshire...
Love the slow life. Love Shropshire.
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.
Use the quick finder to the left or navigation above to find these attractions, accommodation, festival and events plus much more.
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What's On In Ironbridge & Shropshire
- Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal Comes to Ironbridge 20/09/2012 - 31/08/2013
- Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal 01/03/2013 - 31/08/2013
- Blitz Hill - An Evening on the Home Front 22/06/2013 - 22/06/2013
- Pit Profiles: Re-Profiled 01/07/2013 - 31/12/2013
- Meet the Animals 20/07/2013 - 20/07/2013
- Wild Weather 20/07/2013 - 01/09/2013
- Ceramic ‘Sea Worlds’ drop-in Workshops 22/07/2013 - 30/08/2013
- Treasure Island Weekend 27/07/2013 - 28/07/2013