Ironbridge Gorge

It is said that events that took place in the gorge 250 years ago changed the world forever. Certainly one is taken by a sense that something momentous took place in this beautiful hidden away valley. The smell of iron and industry is in the air. In 1967 the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust was set up to preserve and interpret the remains of the Industrial Revolution.The development began in 1973 and now this important set of museums covers six square miles and serves as a testament to the Industrial Revolution and technology. It has become a designated world heritage site..

IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUMS
Visitor Centre; tel 01952 433522
Description
There are several different museums and monuments spread over a wide area. A passport. into all (except Rosehill) is issued and a hole is punched as each museUm is visited, enabling a visit to each separate museum at leisure. The museums are:

  • Museum of Iron & the Darby Furnace
  • Museum of the River & Visitor Centre
  • Rosehill House
  • The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse
  • The Tar Tunnel
  • Blists Hill Open Air Museum
  • Coalport China Museum
  • Jackfield Tile Museum

Location
The museums are located in Coalbrookdale, south of Telford, Shropshire. Although it is well signed from the M54 it is advisable to approach from the south on the A442 or the B6373
Opening Times
10am - 5pm ay
Admission Prices
£9 for passport to all museums except Rosehill House. Return to unvisited museums at will. No time limit.

 

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