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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


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

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

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

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

Family Friendly Museum Award 2012

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum in Shropshire has put itself forward for the prestigious Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2012. The Museum is joined by more than a hundred other family friendly attractions from across the country in one of the biggest museum awards in Britain and the only one judged by families.

Publication: 24th January 2012

Spud time for UK’s oldest potato event!

The UK’s longest running event dedicated to spuds is gearing up for its 17th consecutive year promising a real treat for home potato growers including a guest talk from TV’s Alys Fowler.

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.

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