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Address: High Street, Ironbridge Gorge TF87HT, England
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The tunnel cannot be visited at the moment, something to do with the tar flow. However, when we got there a member of staff talked us through the story of the site, still very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 3, 2016
jcrossBdV
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

After being told about this attraction we travelled over to see it - it was closed. This was due to a health and safety issue with the tar and poor air quality. The member of staff on duty did light the first 100 yards or so of the tunnel so we could peer in. He also gave us a brief... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The tunnel cannot be visited at the moment, something to do with the tar flow. However, when we got there a member of staff talked us through the story of the site, still very interesting.

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Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We visited the Tar Tunnel as part of the 10 Ironbridge Museums and attractions. We arrived just after opening so not many people around. We could not go down the Tar Tunnel itself as there was a gas problem, but the young lady on the desk explained the issue fully and allowed us into the entrance so we could look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

loved it when i was a kid shame today it was not open due to gasses very nice thow will come again next year

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Castlebar, Ireland
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69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Very interesting historical talk by the guide, and a fascinating piece of history, but unfortunately there was a gas warning when we were there so we couldn't go into the tunnels. Interesting none the less and hope to be back to complete the tour.

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Thank Martin O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This one attraction kids wanted to see but it's closed majority of the time and I would check the website before going as might be a waste of journey. We did get to look inside from the shop but it's not the same as going inside.looks like it will be fun for the children when it does decide to open.will... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We had no idea this existed until we visited the gorge. Bit of a tortuous route to get to it including a nice canal walk. Good exhibits and a low roofed tunnel which still oozes bitumen. Hard hats a necessity.

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Shepshed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

At long last,it wasnt closed,due to gasses-always a good idea to contact in advance,if you are going to make a special journey,just to visit the tar tunnel

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

difficult to find from the china museum, directions were not clear. unfortunately we could not go in when we did find it, as there were dangerous gases so nobody was allowed in. as you have to park at the china museum to get there, it would have been nice if they had let people know it wasn't open to go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We weren't able to go in the tunnel because poison gases for at a high level, but looked in and were given a detailed, history packed informative personal talk about the history. Only minutes from Youth Hostel Association -- a great place to stay. Even if you can't go in, worth a visit especially if you have the museum passport... More 

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