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Address: Wharfage, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7AW , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1952 432 166
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Well worth a visit

Worth visiting as part of the museum group. This is maybe the best place to start if planning on visiting the whole area as it gives a good overview. Some interesting exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
lerato3
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just down the road from our hotel and therefore an easy visit. Extremely interesting insight into how the valley became so important to the Industrial revolution!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth visiting as part of the museum group. This is maybe the best place to start if planning on visiting the whole area as it gives a good overview. Some interesting exhibits, and the location on the river bank highlighted the relevance of the river to the area.

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Thank lerato3
Sheffield
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59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was a little gem in the area. Lots of fascinating exhibits, including the river flood history and how the river plays such a valuable part in the valley. The staff were very knowledgeable and welcoming and we could (and did!) ask them anything.

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Thank Lapsedveggie
Crewe
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198 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The lady on reception gave us some really useful information both about making the most of this museum and the others in the area. The displays were interesting and really provided a feel for the history of the Gorge.

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Thank Greyfoodie
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We commenced at the Museum and it did provide context for other things we saw during the day (including the historic village). Each member of our family had this museum in their top 3 things done that day and this was primarily because of the short film we watched here. The film explained the history of the area and its... More 

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Thank xxx_tjmj_xxx
North Wales, UK
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101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Possibly not worth a specific trip to this museum, but worth taking advantage of the passport ticket. Once inside, you are greeted by a lovely model of how the gorge would have looked in yesteryear. Some informative boards, history of the building being flooded and a few exhibits from the other museum sites and then a short introductory video of... More 

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Thank TravellerFromNWales
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Small museum pretty much centred around a video that purports to explain all but just scratches the surface. Difficult ask I know, but there's so much that went on I would have preferred more immersion, especially for the entrance fee

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Thank Lisa W
Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a small museum and not suitable for young children who would be quite bored. The film at the end showing how iron was made was very interesting.

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Thank Pauline B
Horsham, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Not as good as the other museums and attractions at Ironbridge. Only needs a short visit. Lovely location though.

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Thank SoloTravellerLondon
gloucestershire
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60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This small museum gives the history of the gorge. The best exhibit is a historical diorama of the gorge which puts things into context. It can get crowded so go early or late.

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