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Museum of the Gorge

Address: Wharfage, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7AW , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1952 432 166
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Ironbridge
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
94 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
120 reviews 120 reviews
50 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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22 reviews 22 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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Banbury, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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