Ironbridge Gorge Museums

www.ironbridge.org.uk

tic@ironbridge.org.uk

Coalbrookdale

Telford

Shropshire

TF8 7DQ

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01952 433424

Ironbridge Gorge Museums

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Prices

Type Price Details
Adult £27.50 Multiple daytime admission to all 10 Museums for 12 months from date of purchase.
Child £16.50 Multiple daytime admission to all 10 Museums for 12 months from date of purchase. (5 to 18 years of age / in full time education)
Family £50.00 - £68.00 Multiple daytime admission to all 10 Museums for 12 months from date of purchase. (Family 1 Adult and Family 2 Adult tickets available)
Concession £21.00 Multiple daytime admission to all 10 Museums for 12 months from date of purchase. (60+)

Description

Whether you are interested in fine china, fun interactives or a 'Victorian' town, its all to be found in this World Heritage Site.

A fun and informative day out is ensured at the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Whether you are interested in fine china, decorative tiles, fun interactives or a Victorian recreated town, it's all to be found in this stunning World Heritage Site. Step back in time at Blists Hill Victorian Town. Visit Coalport China Museum, which was once one of the country's finest porcelain manufacturers. Marvel at the world's first cast iron bridge and check out our most interactive attraction yet, Enginuity. Here you can pull a real locomotive and control the flow of a river to generate electricity. Experience all this with a 'Passport ticket'.

The museums stand as a testiment to the Ironbridge Gorge, six miles that 300 years ago, changed the world forever. It was here in Shropshire that the Industrial Revolution first started. For here, the great Quaker Ironmaster Abraham Darby the First, discovered the secret of smelting iron with cheap and plentiful coke instead of expensive and less efficient charcoal. Whilst Britain's first iron-making centre may be a peaceful place today, in the past it was filled with smoke, fire and blast furnaces from which the sounds and smells of early industry arose, bearing the first iron rails, wheels, boats, the first steam locomotive, as well as the first iron bridge. Other industries were also first developed in Ironbridge, ranging from decorative ceramic tile making, to hand-painted porcelain and clay pipes. Ironbridge was declared a World Heritage site in 1986, following the work of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, set up in 1967 to protect the heritage and remains of the Industrial Revolution for future generations.

The ten amazing museums are located in the spectacular and beautiful, Ironbridge Gorge, near Telford, that offers a great day out for people of all ages. Spanning the Ironbridge Gorge and set either side of the River Severn, the indoor and outdoor museums offer visitors a chance to step back in history and experience the sights and sounds of the Gorge's past. The museum's take visitors on a journey from the start of the Industrial Revolution in the early 1700's to the Victorian era 100 years later. The most recent museum is Enginuity, where the workings of everyday 21st Century objects are unravelled.

For group visits contact the group visits officer on 01952 435900.

Opening Times

SUMMER 2014 29/03/2014 – 02/11/2014
 
Blists Hill Victorian Town
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
 
Coalport China Museum
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
 
Tar Tunnel 
 Mon – Sun, 10.30am - 4pm
 
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
 
Darby Houses
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
 
Enginuity
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
 
Iron Bridge & Tollhouse
 Tollhouse open weekends in local summer holidays
 
Museum of The Gorge
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
 
Jackfield Tile Museum
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
 
Broseley Pipeworks
 Mon – Sun, 1pm – 5pm (19/05/2014 – 21/09/2014 only)

WINTER 2013 03/11/2014 – 13/03/2015
 
Blists Hill Victorian Town
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 4pm
 
Coalport China Museum
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
 
Tar Tunnel
 Closed

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
 
Darby Houses
 Closed
 
Enginuity
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
 
Iron Bridge & Tollhouse
 Tollhouse closed
 
Museum of The Gorge
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
 
Jackfield Tile Museum
 Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
 
Broseley Pipeworks
 Closed

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The Visitor Information Centre at Museum of The Gorge is open daily 10am - 5pm.

The Museums are open 10am - 6pm on the following Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays: 20, 21 April, 4, 5 May, 25, 26 May and 24, 25 August 2014.

All Museums close 24 & 25 December and 01 January.  From 26 – 31 December the Museums that area normally open during the winter will close at 4pm.

The museums very occasionally have to close due to exceptional weather conditions. During times of very harsh weather, please call  01952 433424 or 01952 601010 to check opening arrangements.

Facilities

On-Site café/restaurant Picnic Site On-site car parking Parking (charge) Groups Acepted Special Group rates Min group size Max group size Toilets Conference Facilities Marketed towards families Marketed towards children Guided Tours Available for Groups Demonstrations Given Educational Visits Accepted Ramp/Level Access Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors Toilets for Disabled Visitors All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors Guide Dogs Permitted Visa accepted MasterCard accepted American Express accepted Switch accepted Delta accepted Solo accepted Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted

Directions

From junction 6 of the M54 take the A5223 south to Ironbridge. See each museums page for individual directions.

Disclaimer

The details displayed on this page are correct at the time of publication however, Shropshire Tourism would like to advise all visitors to check prices & opening times with the venue prior to traveling in case of changes that might have occured since the publication of this page. Whilst Shropshire Tourism endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and Shropshire Tourism does not accept any liability for error or omission. The directions above are for planning purposes only and should be used alongside a general roadmap or satnav system. Variables such as road/construction works, traffic, weather conditions etc may cause alterations to the route.