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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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- Sep 19, 2014
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Tewkesbury, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

cracking little place very informative but several of the interactive items didnt work just needs a bit of a refresher on it

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Hardly anything to look at in and out in five minutes.It felt like a big let down. The only thing I liked was it was five minutes walk from where we were staying.

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OXFORD UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was the first museum we visited and the really helpful lady assistant talked us into the full ticket, I am so glad we did, as long as you have enough time to go round it is very good value and you can go back as many times as you want in the year. Great displays thoroughly enjoyed everything about... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A quick visit to this museum as there really was not a lot on show. A lot of historical facts on show and some exhibits but would struggle to spend much over 3/4 hour here. Fortunately the parking tickets are transferrable between venues, so the £1.50 all day parking charge is quite reasonable when visiting a few of the museums.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

There's an interesting model of the gorge and a few artefacts but it doesn't feel like there's lots to see. The main item is a film which is a bit like an infomercial for the other museums! Worth seeing if you have a passport ticket but perhaps not essential if you don't.

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Cambridge
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A visit to Ironbridge should start here. This museum provides an overview of the gorge and why it was designated a World Heritage Site.

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dorset uk
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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232 reviews 232 reviews
205 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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