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Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Address: Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7AW, England
Phone Number: 01952 433424
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This scenic area, often used by moviemakers because of its unspoiled, authentic 18th-century...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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.
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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Not the best of value compared to other museums in the Shropshire area. All over rather quickly. The video was interesting and the scaled model of the Gorge dating back to the late 18th century was excellent - it put things in context. Overall, the museum gives a good introduction to the history and development of the Gorge.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We are frequent visitors to Blists Hill and Enginuity for the kids. Its not far from where we live and makes a cheap day out as we have the annual pass. There is something in Ironbridge for everyone. Many of the car parks are also covered by one entry fee. The kids find most of the museums surprisingly interesting. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We chose the annual pass, which is excellent value for money. A couple of the museums/attractions were closed for the Winter timetable but in the two full days we had in the area we managed five of them without rushing. Dont miss the Victorian Village - so informative and despite being 55 year olds we loved Enginuity!! Park in the... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Museum of the Gorge is very interesting. It has excellent displays which tell the story of Coalbrookdale and the iconic Ironbridge itself. A highly informative film gives the broad overview, explaining how the area came to be so significant and what drove the main players of the age to achieve what they did. It is a good idea to... More 

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Merseyside
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We decided we would visit Ironbridge when visiting family in Wales and decided to look whether Tesco Clubcard days out covered it and we were pleased to see that it did. Using £15 of clubcard vouchers which quadruple to £60 it meant we only had to pay £8 on the day for the Annual Family Passport Ticket which covers 2... More 

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Reading, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We only stopped on our way driving home from Shrewsbury. very interesting and historic area. Enjoyed walking across the bridge and museum on the bridge excellent ploughmans and salads at the Tea Emporium-walked into some of the tourist gift shops and headed south certainly return again to visit the rest of the complex

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Wales
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We bought the passport prior to our visit. Visited Enginuity, museum of iron, Coalport China museum, Tar tunnel , Jackfield tile museum and Blists Hill, so as a family of three probably got our money's worth. We enjoyed Blists hill most , tile museum the least and where disappointed by Enginuity.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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203 reviews 203 reviews
107 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There are lots of little places where you can buy food, gifts, drinks (alcoholic also) and make a full day of it. There is a lovely oldie worldy sweets shop, chip shop (although pricey) was very good and the old bottled drinks very nice!, apothecary, pub, smithy, textile shop, working steam engine etc etc there is too much to go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Fascinating. Really enjoyable visit. Took to young children and thought they may be bored but they really enjoyed the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Gorge is a great place to visit but expensive. I visited many of the attractions and blitshill was by far the most intruiging for me. I visited the gorge museum and would like to point out and give special compliments to one of their staff i think her name was sharon. Amazing customer service, very helpfull and even offered to... More 

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