Museum of The Gorge
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Telford and Wrekin TF8 7DQ
A great way to start your exploration of the Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site in Shropshire, England is to visit The Museum of The Gorge. It is situated in an old warehouse beside the River Severn and is one of ten award-winning Trust museums.
With the aid of a superb 12 metre long scale model of The Gorge in 1796, visitors discover the reasons why Ironbridge Gorge and the Industrial Revolution played such an important role in world history.
Visitors to this historic area are constantly reminded of the mining, smelting and manufacture of products from this mineral. As you walk along the Wharfage path beside the river, take note of what the kerb is made of – yes, it is iron not stone!
7 days a week: 10:00 – 17:00 hours.
All Museums close 24 & 25 December and 01 January.
For details go to Web: Ironbridge/ opening times
There are two options – tickets for a single visit to a museum or the fantastic value Annual Passport Ticket which allows unlimited visits to all the sites. For more information and current prices go to Web: Ironbridge/ Ticket options & prices
- Study the model and look for a Royal carriage crossing the Iron Bridge, the cargo on a Severn Trow and a tiny figure toiling in a coalmine.
- Watch a film about the history of the Ironbridge Gorge.
- Discover more using interactive computers.
- View local iron products on display.
Allow up to 1 hour for a visit.
Large gift shop selling a range of souvenirs.
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1952 433 424
The Ironbridge Gorge is in Shropshire, 5 miles (8km) south of Telford Town Centre and is well signposted from the M54 motorway, Junction 4. When you leave M54 follow the brown and white tourism signs for Ironbridge Gorge.
As you get closer to the Museums follow the specific signs: For Jackfield Tile Museum, Broseley Pipeworks, Museum of The Gorge and The Ironbridge & Tollhouse follow ‘Ironbridge Museums’
The car parks adjacent to the Museum of The Gorge is a Local Authority Pay & Display. Sat Nav code for the car park is TF8 7NH
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