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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 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Lee V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Yes this is a small museum, but it tells you the story of the gorge. There is a model of the gorge how it looked like in the old days. There are quite a few things to see, also some things are interactive, which children really enjoy. Also a short video informing you about the other museums, and ironbridge itself.... More 

Thank mandy010
Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We had been separated from our companions and arrived here to a notice that said they recommended that a visit should take 45 minutes. This we did and were not disappointed. The diorama model is in my view without peer.

Thank Whisky-Sandy
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is a small very interesting museum with a scale model of the town. It gives a good overview of how Ironbridge developed over the years. A good start to the many musea to visit around the area

Thank Hanneke D

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