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Museum of the Gorge

Wharfage, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7AW , England
+44 (0)1952 432 166
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Ranked #7 of 9 Attractions in Ironbridge
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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- Aug 31, 2014
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dorset uk
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Ironbridge with the intention of buying a passport ticket for all the Ironbridge museums then I suggest you visit this one first. This museum gives a good introduction to the area and the industrial Heritage . The other museums then go into more site specific details. We parked in the council owned car park next to... More

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Lots of reading and little interaction. If your children are like mine they were bored very quickly and I found it hard to have chance to read and understand what was going on.

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
189 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There was a very detailed model of the gorge and Ironbridge, and a short but informative film about the development of the area. Apart from that you can see every else in about 15-20 minutes. Since it was part of the annual passport it was something to do, but the normal one off price of £4.15 was too high. You... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This museum does contain some decent content, however for the one off entry fee I feel its a little lacking. I would suggest only visit if you buy the full ticket which allows entry to all the listed attractions.

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Manchester
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Walked the half mile from the Bridge to the museum, very disappointing, took us a maximum of 20 mins to read almost everything on the walls. I think the focus is more on the museum shop than the historical information.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just as well it was part of our passport package as there really wasn't much here. I felt that more could be made of this, considering how well done some of the other museums were set up.

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Canterbubble
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Only takes about 30 minutes to look round, so really an add on to a visit to the bridge and the other museums. That said, it was quite interesting and well laid out.

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good information of the local area, film show was very useful. It was worth going to see before walking up to the bridge

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This one doesn't take too long as a fairly small building but intetesting. Nice position by the river for a walk.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Didnt have time to visit all the museums for a passport ticket so paid individually instead. Forked out £4.50 each for two of us (so £9 to get in). There is an interesting model of iron bridge gorge to look at, then some flood marks on the wall. After that there is a ten minute (ish) rolling film about iron... More

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