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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)

Jun 21

As You Like It

Shakespeare returns to Ludlow Castle 60 years after the first performance! Here to There Productions have been invited by Ludlow Fringe to bring Shakespeare back to Ludlow Castle with their brand new production...

Jun 27

Ceramic Workshop for Adults

Bring out your creative side at a new ceramic workshop for adults. Make something useful, decorative, quirky, for someone's birthday, anniversary or christening or just for  yourself. Items will take up to...

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Jun 12

Family Fun Day This Saturday at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The annual Family Fun Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre this Saturday, 16th June from 12pm to 4pm. Celebrating British Summertime, with something for all the family from face painting to a licensed bar...

Jun 12

Steampunk Festival Weekend returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town 23rd – 24th June with

Grab your top hat and goggles and come dressed in your steampunk finery as you enter a world like no other for the second Steampunk Weekend Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge with day and...

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