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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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Description: 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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Educational but expensive to visit

We visited in January as a family. It was expensive to enter but not crowded for a Saturday. There was sufficient parking close to the entrance but this was at an additional... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visited in January as a family. It was expensive to enter but not crowded for a Saturday. There was sufficient parking close to the entrance but this was at an additional charge. There was a wide variety of shops and demonstrations throughout the exhibit and these were generally good. We ate above the pub which is a table service... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We thought the exterior of these buildings was attractive. The history was interesting but overall we thought that it was too expensive -- an there is parking to be paid on top of the entry costs. They have geared things towards education and children which is good.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Spent 5 days here, so much to see, so interesting. Needed more time! Even though it was winter we had lovely walks. All the attractions were quiet which I think enhanced our experience.

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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6 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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