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News from Tim King & Shropshire Council Tourism Team

News from Tim King & Shropshire Council Tourism Team in South Shropshire
News about Ludlow and Shrewsbury museum developments, media coverage, the visitor survey and the Sustainable Tourism Strategy.

 The Arts Council Renaissance funded PR campaign is still delivering results with National Geographic Traveller magazine publishing an article on Shropshire focussing on Acton Scott and Severn Valley Railway.  Discover Britain published a full page on Acton Scott in the latest issue.

Ludlow Museum is moving at some point this year to the Buttercross and you can see first impressions of how it might look in its new home via the Twitter account @TheButterX or

The Shropshire Hills and Ludlow Destination Partnership is reviewing the Sustainable Tourism Strategy.  All member organisations were asked for views and there is still the opportunity to respond. The Strategy can be found at

I would like to remind all members that the Shropshire Hills and Ludlow Visitor Survey 2013 is available on the DDP website at

The new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery will be opening its doors this Spring.  It is intended to promote the whole of Shropshire and the artefacts and exhibitions will inspire visitors and locals to explore further afield.  We would like to enlist all tourism businesses in the county to help promote the new venue.  We will be issuing invitations to visit the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery so look out for messages about this in your email inbox.

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Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

Sep 21

Autumn Steam Gala

The return of our flagship steam gala in 2017, with its famed all-night running, array of visiting locomotives and intensive timetable. A great line-up of visiting locomotives supported by members of the Severn...

Sep 23

Open Air Cinema - Top Gun

Jumpsuits…check! Aviators…check! Pilots…engage screen! One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time ‘Top Gun’ will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal...

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Latest News

Sep 18

New Manager appointed for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Grow Cook Learn, local charity running the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Wilson as Manager of the charity. Grant has managed the National Trust's...

Sep 15

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the...

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