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Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7AW, England
01952 433424
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Owner description: This scenic area, often used by moviemakers because of its unspoiled, authentic 18th-century architecture, offers several museums that represent a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There is ample cheap parking nearby with a short walk to the Bridge and the Toll museum, which is free. The Bridge is amazing and reminds the viewer of a bygone and glorious creative and manufacturing capability. Inside the Toll House is a two tier static display that is reinforced by the guide who waxed lyrically upon one fascinating fact... More

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Northampton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I was unable to visit here as I am disabled and my disability Scooter or wheelchair were not acceptable here or any of their other attractions in Ironbridge. Both my self and my companions were extremely upset by this revelation as we were looking forward to this visit for some days.

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High wycombe
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22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

There are fews let downs. I came here by train at telford town I took a bus 77 the bus came 20 mins late. It is 20 mins by bus to the ironbridge and a short walk and its a cross the road to the museum. The price for this museum is over price. There is a shop I got... More

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Swanage
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Lots to see and do here. We stopped off on way to a holiday in North Wales. Ironbridge is known as the birthplace of industry. Various museum sites dotted around the fantastic 'world's first iron bridge'. Involved lots of walking but you could drive to each site if necessary as some of the car parks are covered by the same... More

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paddock wood
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Really feels like you enter a different world as you descend into the Ironbridge Gorge. Olde worlde winding narrow streets peppered with interesting character cottages and enticing shops. Have to admit we didn't realise how many museums are in the Gorge and the fantastically inspiring history. The area, so rich with natural resources, became a powerhouse for the industrial revolution.... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Went with family members - not children - on what was for me a first visit to Ironbridge Gorge. Although I had thought of visiting Ironbridge for many years I only realised when we got there how much there is to see and how impossible it would be to try and take in everything in one day. For that reason,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We purchased the passport at ingenuity but are disappointed. The staff were rude and unhelpful. We then visited bliss hill hoping for a better experience but alas the staff especially the baker were uninterested in showing the children around their exhibits only the candle maker showed any interest in explaining her trade. The fish and chip shop was extortionate as... More

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Flint, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I love this museum, I last visited back in 1992 and it's even better than I remembered when we revisited last year. It's not cheap but you can spend all day wandering around the huge site and in and out of the various domestic and commercial buildings. It's set up like a real old village with a centre with shops... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

It helps you to understand how industrial the area was. It was good to learn about Mr Maws as we were staying in the Valley Hotel which was once his home. The model as you went in was very good as it depicted a large area at the time.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went in January and it was cold and raining but really glad we made the effort. The little houses in this heritage site all had roaring fires and the period dressed staff were so knowledgeable, in particular the gentleman carving rocking horses and owl clocks. There were very few visitors on the day we went but in the warmer... More

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