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Darwin Cruise

Enjoy a Darwin themed cruise as Sabrina transforms into The Beagle, ready for a voyage through Charles Darwin's life.

On board you will be able to purchase Darwin inspired merchandise.

Please book through the Sabrina Boat website.

Sabrina boat is a passenger boat on the River Severn in Shrewsbury and sets sail from Victoria Quay, next to the Welsh Bridge.


Darwin Guided Walk from the Visitor Information Centre

Join one of our Visitor Information Centre guides exploring Shrewsbury and the places associated with Charles Darwin.

Please note that these tours are longer tham the free tours available during the festival but are longer and available throughout the year.

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Shrewsbury Square is at the heart of the town and remains an important space for the people of the town.


The Evolution of Place Branding: A Darwinian Perspective

Places have increasingly been treated as brands that can be marketed. Prof. Gary Warnaby from Manchester Metropolitan's Institute of Place Management will share his views and research in the area with a specific focus on the use of famous residents such as Charles Darwin to build the reputation...


Darwin’s birthday toast and tour with local Darwin expert Jon King

Jon King has spent a significant amount of time researching the history of Darwin and his time in Shrewsbury.

Jon was a part of those that began the Darwin Festival with the signature toast on Darwin's birthdy every year on the 12th of February.


The Evolution of Education Conference

Current practices in education are still often designed to prepare citizens for the industrial age, rather than for the needs and demands of the fourth industrial revolution. Educators who prepare students to solve predetermined problems are harking back to a world where stability, certainty,...

University Centre Shrewsbury is a distinctive institution, focused on high-quality teaching and research, fostering entrepreneurship, contributing to the community and, ultimately, making a global impact.

/R/Evolution @ Work - Virtual Reality and Digital Innovation Workshop

Virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are fundamentally changing the way we live and work. More than 200 years on from the birth of resident and independent thinker Charles Darwin, join Shrewsbury-based digital agency Croud to experience these and other innovations at...


Darwin memorial lecture “I, the Geologist”: Charles Darwin’s first career

Charles Darwin first became known in the scientific world as a promising young geologist. This gave him the intellectual framework for much of his biological work.

In this illustrated lecture Prof. Rudwick describes what Darwin did in his first career: from his earliest geological...

Theatre Severn

If entering on the street side, look out for the old chapel building which is embedded between the Stage Door and public entrance. It now houses the stalls level Chapel Bar which doubles as exhibition space.

Opening of Centre for Research in Environmental Science and Technology

Join the team to mark the occasion of the launch of the newest research centre at the University Centre Shrewsbury.

A presentation of how the centre will support research and innovation in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. A fantastic networking opportunity for businesses to find out...


The Royal Society of Biology: Charles Darwin: the man, the myth, the legend....

Over the past 150 years, Charles Darwin has become one of the most well-recognised icons of science. His veneration has led some less charitable commentators to challenge his role or achievements.

This event will explore what contributions Charles Darwin made to evolutionary thought, how...


Wild about Dinosaurs

Grab a magnifying glass and experience the fascinating world of palaeontology – search for dinosaur bones and fossils.

Find inspiration to design and create your very own dinosaur fossil. Travel back in time and create the perfect mini habitat for your dinosaur friends. A fun packed day...