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Publication: 31st January 2012

HMC to Host Exciting New Motoring Exhibition!

Being the year of the Olympics and hopefully a year when plenty of British athletes will break records; the Heritage Motor Centre is set to host an exciting new exhibition entitled “Motoring Record Breakers”.

Publication: 27th January 2012

VALENTINE’S DINING AT WESTON PARK

Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border has a treat lined up for true romantics with an evening to remember on either Tuesday 14th or Saturday 18th February.

Publication: 27th January 2012

Discover your creative side this February...

Visit Blists Hill Victorian Town during February half-term week and take part in two fantastic hands-on workshops. Discover the art of candle dipping or create your own Valentine’s card in these great family-friendly activities which run from Saturday 11th until Sunday 19th February 2012.

Publication: 25th January 2012

Destination Steering Group Formation

A new Destination Steering Group has been formed to boost the tourism economy for Stratford-on-Avon District. The new, independent body will comprise representatives from the tourism sector, local government and other organisations with an interest in developing a successful visitor economy for the area.

Publication: 25th January 2012

Cheeky monkeys settling in at Dudley Zoo . .

Two cheeky little monkeys who surprised staff with a December birth are settling in well.

Publication: 25th January 2012

Coalbrookdale 300 Project Receives Funding...

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has received a £150,000 funding boost from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Fund towards the second phase of its exciting Coalbrookdale 300 Project. This will include the redevelopment of the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron with new gallery and education spaces and help provide improved access to its nationally designated collections.

Publication: 25th January 2012

Ironbridge Gorge Museum wins share of £20m

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is celebrating the news that it has secured a share of a £20 million per annum Major Grants funding stream from Arts Council England, to cover the period 2012-15.

Publication: 24th January 2012

Celebrate Chinese Year of the Dragon...

Go along to the Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge during half-term between Monday 13th and Friday 17th February to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon, which began on 23rd January. The museum will be taking on an oriental flavour with a series of hands-on family activities.

Publication: 24th January 2012

Year of the Dragon at Dudley Zoo . . .

Chinese New Year celebrations got off to a flying start today at Dudley Zoological Gardens with the help of an authentic Shanghai kite.

Publication: 24th January 2012

Have your London 2012 Moment...

Have your London 2012 Moment at the Ironbridge Gorge. CORE Digital Art Installation opens 23rd March Plus Our Sporting Life Exhibitions and Torch Relay