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Welcome to The Heart of England News & Blogs

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Publication: 16th May 2015

May Bank Holiday Vintage Fun at @EastnorCastle

Nostalgia returns to Eastnor Castle, nr Ledbury, on Sunday 24th and Bank Holiday Monday 25th May with a Vintage Day of family fun.

Publication: 15th May 2015

Have a wild time at Croome

Lots of great activities and free outdoor fun awaits families at a National Trust parkland this May half-term as Croome’s 50 Things Launch Weekend and explorer trail kicks off a fun-packed school break.

Publication: 13th May 2015

Help create a spectacular image of the Iron Bridge

As part of Museums at Night, the late night festival of arts, culture, and heritage, Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, will be opening its doors on Saturday evening, 16th May for a free family event. Visitors are being asked to help create a spectacular image of the Iron Bridge by using a state-of-the-art laser cutter to personalise a coloured acrylic tile.

Publication: 13th May 2015

Going batty for Castle Creatures

We're bracing ourselves to go batty about DZG's new interactive medieval experience Castle Creatures – when it’s officially opened by national and local bat conservationists next week.

Publication: 13th May 2015

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Coffin Works goes Bohemian

First outdoor music, comedy and spoken word event in historic courtyard

Publication: 11th May 2015

GOLD Award for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won the top Gold Award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015. Intended for venues that welcome more than 50,000 visitors per annum, it was judged on the overall quality of the experience provided.

Publication: 11th May 2015

Death Mask

Artists Take Over Coffin Furniture Museum for One Night Only

Museums at Night

Publication: 6th May 2015

DZG’s decade of Lemur Wood

DZG is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first walkthrough exhibit Lemur Wood, a one-acre paddock where visitors come face to face with free-roaming lemurs.

Publication: 6th May 2015

Join Victorian Springtime Wedding Celebrations at Blists Hill Victorian Town: 9th and 10th May

Bells will be ringing for the Ironworks’ foreman at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, as he marries his sweetheart over the weekend of Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May at a recreation of a Victorian wedding.

Publication: 6th May 2015

Enjoy a fun inspired May half term in Shakespeare’s England

Enjoy a fun inspired May half term in Shakespeare’s England from 25 to 31 May with plenty of family activities and special events. Design a carnival mask at the Royal Shakespeare Company, listen to Tudor tales at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit a medieval encampment at Kenilworth Castle or make a collage about your life at Compton Verney. With so much to see and do, there is something for everyone to enjoy and experience!