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“School reunion group”

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“School reunion group”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Found it exceedingly well presented and interesting. Went to visit the Darby Houses which are both very well preserved. Would highly recommend this musum which is very accessible.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Gives a good view of the impact of the Industrial Revolution.”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Liked the displays and the model of the gorge which give a good vision of what the place must have been like to live and work in. Lighting could have been better as it was difficult to read some of the descriptions.

Visited September 2013
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Telford, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ironbridge and coalbrookdale museums”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

With in this area there are a number of small museums relating to the birth of industry and also Coalport china.. A ticket can be bought enable you to cover all of them. It is at times like going back in years and the class of the china is to behold.there are also numbers of pubs restaurants to make sure you do not go hungry.there is at least one home brew pub in the district and also a small brewery. Development is still taking place to maintain things from the past.

Visited September 2013
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essex
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“History brought to life”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

This museum gives a real insight to how the iron industry developed in the Telford area. Interesting displays and videos of how Abraham Darby and his descendants overcame the problems of how to smelt and cast iron and how to ensure a steady supply of fuel and water to power the furnaces. It also details how and why the industry declined to the point where now only Aga and Rayburn ranges are made. There is a display of statues, benches, an amazing table and various exhibits from the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace. The Iron Bridge at Coalport was the first iron bridge ever made.

Visited August 2013
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Trenton, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“The Key to this World Heritage Site”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Ironbridge Gorge is where the Industrial revolution got its start and this is the museum that explains it all. It's very well presented, has lots to see, and hands you off to another wonderful museum out back. Both satisfying and enlightening! Pay no mind to those who complain about costs. You buy one passport ticket to 10 sites (good for unlimited visits over a year) and pay a small price for parking if you drive rather than take the bus from one site to another, or walk. It's such a beautiful area, with so much to see, that they'd be overwhelmed if they didn't charge ~ not to mention the cost of keeping a helpful man in the car lot to answer questions & give directions. Lots of credit to the Ironbridge Gorge Trust for making this all so accessible.

Visited August 2013
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