Albrighton News

Swashbuckling family fun at the SVR this half-term

Swashbuckling family fun at the SVR this half-term

Arr me hearties, theres a whole treasure chest of pirate-themed family fun to be opened at the Severn Valley Railway this February Half-Term.

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Kids Go Free at Ironbridge Gorge Museums until 31st December 2017

Kids Go Free at Ironbridge Gorge Museums until 31st December 2017

As a finale to its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums are offering free admission to all children aged up to 16 years who are accompanied by a paying adult from now until 31st December 2017.

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Remembrance Sunday Service to be held at Cosford

Remembrance Sunday Service to be held at Cosford

On Sunday 12 November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty.

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Rare aircraft on show during Open Week

Rare aircraft on show during Open Week

A rare example of a Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be one of the highlights at the Conservation Centre Open Week taking place on 13-18 November 2018.

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Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Congratulations to our winner of the Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw. Our winner from Bath will be spending a 2 night stay at The Coach House in Norbury.

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Half term model making at Cosford

Half term model making at Cosford

October half term is just around the corner, so if youre starting to plan how youre 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 23 to Friday 27 October, little aviators can choose from a vast number of Airfix kits to build, including a 1:72 Mosquito, Sea Harrier, Mitsubishi Zero, Albatros or Sopwith Pup.

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Flight simulation event heads to Cosford

Flight simulation event heads to Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2017 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for a fifth consecutive year. Taking place on Saturday 7 October, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills.

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BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin will be holding a free valuation day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Thursday 5 October. The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 17th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.

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75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

75 years on “ the story behind Hampden P1344s final flight

The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017. The lecture will be presented by the Museums Conservation Centre Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members. The evening lecture will include details of the dramatic story behind its final flight, which took place exactly 75 years earlier, plus a behind the scenes look at how the aircraft looks today!

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Grab your wingman….Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

Grab your wingman.Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time Top Gun will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 23 September 2017. This 80s cult classic military movie is the first to be shown in the Museums new outdoor event which will take place in the spacious grounds, against a backdrop of aircraft.

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