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Museum of the Gorge

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Address: Wharfage, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7AW , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1952 432 166
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The audio visual was quite interesting but apart from that there was very little to see. Even the shop seemed to be geared up to sell little of relevance.

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Holt, United Kingdom
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Holt, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The audio visual was quite interesting but apart from that there was very little to see. Even the shop seemed to be geared up to sell little of relevance.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Not as i expected as not really alot to see but thought the film about the gorge was very interesting and informative dont think i would visit again though.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was our first stop on our day out in Ironbridge and in truth was a bit disappointing. There's not really very much in it and the whole trip took less than 15 minutes even allowing for the video about the making of the Bridge. On the plus side its a gentle introduction to the Gorge but don't expect too... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I liked this museum it was interesting and informative. I wished I had gone to the ironworks museum first as it would have worked better I believe.

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Salisbury
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106 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Like a previous reviewer said not a lot to see apart from the film which was informative.Not a lot of room in there either so would not like to be in there if there was a coach party in! Housed in an excellently designed building by the Gorge with great views out of the window. Also a good perspective on... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

On visiting Ironbridge we were advised that the Gorge Museum would provide a good overview. This it achieved. The artefacts are not all that exciting but the 10 minute film show does impart the necessary information. One area of interest is the height of the floods - some very recent!! The Museum staff are also very helpful. There is a... More 

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Top Contributor
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52 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is definitely the best place to start a visit to Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale as the enormous model of the gorge and the introductory film really help to put everything in context. The short film is really excellent BUT it is located by the exit to the museum. Take my advice and watch it FIRST!

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Surrey/Kent Borders - England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

It's a very limited offering here. There is a mini-theatre where the history of Ironbridge is shown but I think we were in and out within 15 minutes. Entrance price at £4.15 is way over the top but you are encouraged to buy a pass for all 10 Ironbridge museums/attractions at £27.50 which would then include this museum. It is... More 

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Wales
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Scale model of the valley put the whole Industrial Revolution into context. The video was clear and informative. Excellent.

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North Wales
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Good starting point for all that Ironbridge Gorge has to offer. Able to buy "passport" from here. Also tourist information point.

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