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Lots of history and fun

We were greeted by a lady who told us the history of the Derby Houses. The fact that they have had... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
300CarolS
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Chester, United Kingdom
Pleasant short visit

Well preserved houses that show some of the social history behind the area. The Victorian dressing... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Traveller001Scotland
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Scotland
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Darby Houses | Darby Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7EW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointing, only one house open, the furnishings were not up to much, I have a Victorian house which is furnished in the era and have so much more.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank children37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the visit if you have the Passport, the opening/closing times seem to change from one year to the next, we were left with little time to absorb the displays which give an insight into the Darby family and Quaker way of life.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Orwelian
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Sadly these are closed out of summer but if it was not for the information sheet we received at the museum we would not have known which houses they were as there is no sign stating so. The shutters prevented us looking through the windows....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank curlytail55
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Twin - not quite identical - Georgian piles of the iron-making Darby dynasty, though only one was open on the morning of our visit. Several rooms, with period furnishing, are open to the public. Mildly diverting. I'd put it no more strongly than that. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Park at Enginuity to visit Darby Houses. It is a 5 minute walk uphill though not clearly signposted at the entrance to Enginuity. There are 2 houses though only one was open to the public on our visit as work is going on at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We were greeted by a lady who told us the history of the Derby Houses. The fact that they have had to replace everything and redecorate each room can be seen to affect in the first house. The second is now complete and what we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 300CarolS
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Three attractions ? One rather boring small house the other if your over six foot then you can look through a window , cemetery closed , not sure why.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Well preserved houses that show some of the social history behind the area. The Victorian dressing up went down well with the children.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Traveller001Scotland
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Visited as part of annual pass ticket, which makes it more value for money. Fascinating piece of history with knowledgeable staff/volunteers.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ryegella
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

A little disappointed in these two properties which are opposite the museum of iron. The first one is an ongoing restoration project as it had 50yrs ago been converted into flats. Consequently there was only two rooms to visit and the guide telling about its...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dormers5
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