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Ironbridge Gorge Museums

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Address: Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7AW, England
Phone Number: 01952 433424
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This scenic area, often used by moviemakers because of its unspoiled,...

This scenic area, often used by moviemakers because of its unspoiled, authentic 18th-century architecture, offers several museums that represent a different aspect of Britain's industrial heritage.

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Get a Pass for all of them!

Whilst individually these museums are quite pricey, get a pass for them all and it is great value for money! One car park fee cover most museum sites per day! See them all, and be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst individually these museums are quite pricey, get a pass for them all and it is great value for money! One car park fee cover most museum sites per day! See them all, and be `museumed out'!!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This collection of museums is wonderful! We bought an annual pass and although we live almost four hours away we will certainly return. I now know a good deal about iron smelting thanks to the Museum of Iron, could probably make a porcelain flower having seen this skill demonstrated, know what a sagger maker's bottom knocker does and why, understand... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buying a season ticket (not cheap) gives access to all 10 museums, and although a few are not open in the winter the ticket allows return visits for a year. Parking is readily available and if doing more than one museum one payment covers all their car parks for a day. There is some overlap naturally between the museums in... More 

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Coalville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many different sites, you'll need a car or bike or the bus to get around. also can't be done in a day but the ticket is valid for a year! There's a good mix of open & stuff with shelter. Very hands on, you get to see things being done, what the dress was like, how jobs were done,... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of parking plenty of history plenty to do !! For a summer holiday day out this is perfect we had an oap and a child and everyone enjoyed the day

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took an American visitor to Ironbridge just to give them a bit of history. It was a bit wet and not too warm but this did not affect us, had a lovely walk around the bridge, stopped for coffee and a visit to the museum. All in all a nice day out

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liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

good for adults and children, well kept and well appointed all these museums are interesting and worth a visit. everything from science to decorative tiles worker's cottages to the 'local' pub we spent two days here and still did not feel like we'd seen ir all. it seems expensive to buy their 'passport' but it cab be reused for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Very very informative. The lifesize replica of Ironbridge in the 18th century is AMAZING and well worth seeing. The price seems a tad steep for two rooms and probably only thirty minutes reading material followed by a 10 minute film. My advice.....Wikipedia

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

accompanied a group of young children to see how people used to live, great day out, lots to see and do for the little ones to keep them occupied for the day

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Truro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Originally intending just to see the tile museum (my great grandfather was Arthur Maw co-founder of the Benthalll Tile Works / Maw and Co), I got side-tracked to all the other museums - a tremendous experience - a nd don't miss Benthall Hall nearby!

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