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Tar Tunnel

High Street, Ironbridge Gorge TF87HT, England
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widnes
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Although I'd say it only takes 10 minutes to have a wander around the tar tunnel it is worth seeing. It is cramped, I'm only 5"7 and I had to duck for most of the tunnel, (the hard hats are a must!) It's £3.25 per person to enter which to me is ok as I'd spend that on a cup... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very interesting place. At the start of the exhibition you are given an hard hat. You then walk down the tunnel where you can see the tar coming our of the walls. There is a small display at the start explaining history of the tunnels. This attraction is part of the Blists Hill group of museums that can be visited... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's an interesting tale, and fine for a quick 10 minute visit if you've already bought the pass for the Ironbridge museums. I wouldn't pay just to see this though.

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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203 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If I had to pay the £3.25, (rather than using the annual passport), then I would describe it as terrible. Basically it's a 100 yards long dark tunnel in which you have to keep low (hence the hard hat). At the end a sign tells you that the remainder tunnel is some 1,000 yards long. You then retrace your steps... More

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Sussex
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15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was a really good bit of fun for 1/2 hour and very interesting. Kids love the tar (bring hand wipes!). It's dirt cheap (or is included on the Annual Passport multi-ticket). There are some nice walks and the china museum is a short walk down the canal. This is at the base of the Hay Inclined Plane which itself... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Went here and knew it wasn't going to be a day out but this really wasn't worth the entrance fee. I understand now why I needed a hard hat, it wasn't for the large volumes of dripping tar. It was more about the number of times I banged my head on the very low ceilings. This would have been fine... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is totally not worth £3.25 to enter. A small one-way tunnel with a bit of tar near the end. Rubbish!

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

A small attraction where you will learn something new it is only small but very intressting hardhats are given to you for safty its defintly a picture moment takes about 20mins at a slow pace and reading the infomation board at a cost of a coupke of pounds you cant go wrong. some nice walks around it and a nice... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

As a student, I payed £2.50 for an annual ticket for this attraction and for that price I cannot complain. The attraction itself doesn't take very long at all; there are a couple of boards of information to read and then you are left to your own devices to wander down the tunnel. Regardless of the shortness of duration, I... More

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Saw this as part of the combined 2 day ticket for all the museums. Fascinating place to visit - probably more of interest to adults and those with children who are keen to learn about what is under out feet - they would like that they have to wear a hard hat.

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