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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 9 attractions in Ironbridge
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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- Jul 20, 2014
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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East Midlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This museum is a very good introduction to the history of the Ironbridge area. As with all of the ten venues which make up the Ironbridge Museums, there is the initial decision as to whether you are going to pay at each individual attraction, or buy the collective "passport" to them all. As this building houses the Tourist Information Centre,... More

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Let me start with the museum and then work around to the costs. The museum is a great start if you want to understand the importance of this entire region to the development of industry and the area and the industrial revolution writ large. This was an important region of shipping, china manufacturing, iron production, and mining. Pretty much all... More

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Malaga, Spain
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84 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Making good use of this pretty little building, the museum is informative and well worth visiting. The flood levels from previous floods marked inside emphasize the dangers of being so close to a main river that has always been subject to floods. We viewed as part of the multi ticket which is essential as the individual attractions would add up... More

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Beeston, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A walk along the main street brings you to this museum. The museum tells the history of the Ironbridge Gorge. It is well set out and clearly shows the birth of industry in the region and the people behind it. Well worth a visit as one of the ten attractions on the annual passport.

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uk
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A good starting place for a first visit to Ironbridge gorge.very informative and so interesting too. Well worth making Rhys your first stop when visiting Ironbridge

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Liked everything, lovely friendly staff and very interesting lay-out and information regarding the History of the Gorge.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Very interesting museum showing the history of Ironbridge Gorge. One may think they know how the iron age evolved but think again. Go and see for yourself

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
50 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The sign on the door says to allow 45 minutes for your visit, halve it. There's two rooms of exhibits and a 12-minute cinema showing - for the princely sum of £4ish per adult. I'm glad we visited as part of the season pass we'd got, I'd feel short changed if I'd paid for this on its own.

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u.k.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

You get to see how the gorge developed and how many industries thrived here. A great model of how the place looked in the 1790 s situated right on the banks of the river severn.

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