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Address: High Street, Ironbridge Gorge TF87HT, England
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Fun and surprisingly interesting.

It's not every day you can put on a hard hat (supplied at the desk) and make your own way down an old tar tunnel. Individually, it would be expensive if this was the only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
coastalchris
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Witney, United Kingdom
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228 reviews 228 reviews
123 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It is interesting to walk through this, but a pity that it does not go any further. It is a relatively short walk to the end and back. It is however worth making the short journey from the China Museum to go and visit this attraction. You can still see tar oozing through the walls in places.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's not every day you can put on a hard hat (supplied at the desk) and make your own way down an old tar tunnel. Individually, it would be expensive if this was the only attraction you were visiting. However, if you have bought the museum annual pass (good value) that allows you to enter ALL the museums managed by... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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185 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A fascinating piece of our industrial heritage. A ten minute walk along a lovely canal bank from the Coalport China Museum. Hard hats are donned (the roof of the tunnel dips to about 5 feet in places) and you walk a couple of hundred yards along an old brick lined tunnel with bitumen oozing from the between the bricks -... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Quite hard to find as signs send you in opposite directions however eventually found it and well worth the search . Had the tunnel to ourselves and tar pools interesting guide was very helpful and informative

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Part of a village of interest. Season ticket is best value if you want to do it all justice. Took me 3 days. to read more visit www.motorhometoursdempsey.co.uk

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Shropshire, England
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131 reviews 131 reviews
42 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a really good visit! Worth going! Great underground tar tunnel - interesting. I went with my dad and sister on a day out and really enjoyed this bit the most out of all the points of interest and museums. Would recommend

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

As others have said its all over very quickly so not worth it unless you have splashed out on a passport which was £68 for our family of 6. I actually enjoyed it as did the rest of our group but as the tunnel is now closed after about 100 feet it does not take long. If was interesting to... More 

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Stockton On Tees
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you have a passport ticket then it is interesting but only takes around 10 minutes. Not worth paying an entrance fee.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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321 reviews 321 reviews
74 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went to visit the tar tunnel on Sunday morning and they were closed for essential maintenance! Really disappointed with this as it wasn't well signposted that it was closed so we walked along the canal to it. Resulted in 2 very disappointed children and the adults too. We live a long way so won't get to visit again but wasn't... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The tar tunnel was high on our list to see, and while it was quite interesting, it was rather short and not particularly great value for money. That being said, all the family enjoyed it.

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