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“Grandson loved it”
Review of Enginuity

Enginuity
Ranked #6 of 10 things to do in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

great and educational museum with plenty to keep a young min entertained and engaged.
Parking and entrance fees reasonable and some great family season deals available.

1  Thank richandsueSwansea
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I loved it and so did the four kids in our party. We went on a rainy Saturday in May as part of a trip that took in four of the Iron Bridge museums and it was surprisingly empty. As soon as we were in the door the kids scattered and were turning handles, opening valves and pushing buttons. And it only stopped after two hours for lunch and then they were back into it for another hour or so. I played as much as the kids.
We ate our own, picnic lunch in the indoor picnic area with a few tables. There's a few vending machines with cold and hot drinks.
And cheap as chips. We paid £65 for the annual family pass and there are two adults and three children in our family £13 a head. We went to four museums that weekend so that's down to £3.25 per museum. And we bought the tickets via Tesco Rewards which gives four times the face value taking it down to 81p per attraction for that visit. And it's an annual passport so when we go back again (and we will) it works out even better!

1  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Took the kids and they loved it. Tried to teach them something but they were too busy with the multiple interactive experiments. Hopefully unconsciously they learnt something. Went on a Saturday and wasn't too busy. Places to grab a drink and a bite to eat, Overall time there was 1 hour. Obviously don't pay for the site buy the passports and look around all the other attractions in the area [As many times as you want for a year]

1  Thank Bennnn
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We visited Enginuity on a wet and windy Spring Saturday afternoon - and it was brilliant! Really hands-on and educational fun for kids of all ages (including those of us in our mid 40s!). We loved the "scan it" points where you can choose to point and scan the object(s) you want to learn more about.

I really hope Enginuity is expanded and made bigger with more exhibits- as great as it is, it was over rather too quickly.

1  Thank Chez_SocialMediaLady
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a massive warehouse-type attraction filled with hands-on activities and exhibits for children and adults. There is a small gift shop at the end which mainly consists of toys and children's books; toilet facilities and a vending machine with some arm chairs around it constitutes the refreshments.

We had a good time looking at the exhibits and it was something a little different to the usual museums you see. However when we have paid a large sum of money to get into an attraction, we don't expect to:

a) be ushered out before closing time

b) have staff make faces behind our backs when they think they're not being watched just because we are staying in the attraction up until 17:00 (closing time)

c) have the lights turned off and the tills closed 10 minutes before closing time to push us out

d) have the staff refuse to turn said lights and tills back on because 'we don't get paid if we stay here after 17:00.'

We have complained to the CEO of the Ironbridge museums about this and left him to deal with the member(s) of staff concerned.

We would not go back.

3  Thank JerseyGirl1981
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