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Address: Wharfage, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7AW, England
Phone Number:
+44 1952 432166
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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It's a small museum but it gives an excellent introduction to the history of the area. The 12 m long diorama of how the Gorge looked in 1796 is well done and surprisingly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 20, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you don't want to go all over the gorge, this museum covers the (very) basics of almost all the museums in the gorge. A very interesting building to visit and full of information. Also has gift and souvenirs available from most of the other museums too!

Thank hollybretnall
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting film which maybe should have been shown at the beginning not the end. Artifacts and local information informative.

Thank Anne M
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We especially loved the 3D model of the area as it was in the late 18th century, showing lots of different types of industry that existed in this now peaceful valley, at the time the iron bridge was built. I just wish we had allowed more time for our visit so we could have gone to some of the other... More 

Thank alexia b
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

An ecletic collection of exhibits. A small museum beautifully situated. However the entrance fee to this and other museums is very high and I don't think that the exhibits warrant the expense. Buy a passpot if visiting a few of the museums but even then its expensive.

Thank filligirl
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

It's a small museum but it gives an excellent introduction to the history of the area. The 12 m long diorama of how the Gorge looked in 1796 is well done and surprisingly informative.

Thank Sydney1996
Newtown, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Did not have time to visit this time,but a lady on the front desk very helpful with bus times back to Telford. I will visit this museum on my next vivit

Thank AFH-Wales
Hobart, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We'd decided to start our tour of the Ironbridge Museums at the Museum of the Gorge, but we had trouble finding the place. It's not well signposted and when we got there and parked in the Council carpark we found a building like a brick church, which doesn’t look anything like the picture on the Museum’s website. That looks like... More 

Thank Mike S
Bargoed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Very informative museum, giving a good introduction to area and its history. Pleasant and welcoming staff and a good shop too. Plenty of information available on the local attractions.

Thank Ceri C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

One of the museums covered by the "passport", get the "passport" from any museum or attraction to have entry to about ten museums. You can walk round in less than a hour, so perfect for kids and families. Has models of the bridge, the river and a video. Good interactivity.

Thank beckabock
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

I'm a keen collector of supermarket clothes, I often wear the items I purchase. Sadly, I misread the advert for the museum of the Gorge and thought it said George. My silly fault, the place had nothing to do with Asda. However, if you like old things and history, this is a great place for you.

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