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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
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
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Manchester
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Walked the half mile from the Bridge to the museum, very disappointing, took us a maximum of 20 mins to read almost everything on the walls. I think the focus is more on the museum shop than the historical information.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Just as well it was part of our passport package as there really wasn't much here. I felt that more could be made of this, considering how well done some of the other museums were set up.

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Canterbubble
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Only takes about 30 minutes to look round, so really an add on to a visit to the bridge and the other museums. That said, it was quite interesting and well laid out.

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good information of the local area, film show was very useful. It was worth going to see before walking up to the bridge

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This one doesn't take too long as a fairly small building but intetesting. Nice position by the river for a walk.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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