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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 #6 of 10 Attractions in Ironbridge
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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- Oct 19, 2014
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North Wales
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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Banbury, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Early arrivals for our international car club's annual tour on the Friday evening had the chance of a pre-booked guided tour of the museum and bridge with the former Director of the museum, who later in our weekend hosted our visit to the Broseley pipe museum, and all appreciated the opportunity. Like the other attractions of this richly interesting destination,... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We visited the museum as part of the annual pass/all museum ticket. This museum is housed in a beautiful building, and has a 12 minute film show that gives the history of the gorge over the years. For me that is about it. The museum is set adjacent to the Council owned car park that is not covered by any... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very good as a first visit when you get to Ironbridge. Only about 45 mins to get round but gives you a good basis of knowledge for the rest of the museums.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The museum itself here isn't fabulous but it's worth a visit for the film at the end. The 12 minute show really gives an insight into how ironbridge became what it is today and it's history. Also the information about the flooding is quite interesting. It's also housed on a lovely old building if architecture is your thing. You have... More

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Gloucester
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31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I spent well over an hour at this museum and I thought the model of the town of Ironbridge and the presentations about the Industrial Revolution were all excellent. Interesting to discover that the night before I visited this attraction I had drank at the hotel where royalty stayed in 1796. The film also gave an superb presentation of how... More

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New England
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21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This museum isn't large but it does set the ground work for the entire area of Ironbridge. Most of the questions are answered as to why this area is so important. The few displays and the informative film strip tell it all. Then you can explore the other museums as you wish.

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Tewkesbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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