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“superb insight into iron”

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Our family consists of two adults, a 15 year old, and a nine year old. Both children are homeschooled now. We were concerned that the teenager would find the place boring. We were so wrong! He never touched his mobile phone at all!! As we walked up the stairs, we went to the first floor, where the children enjoyed pumping the water round the mock up systems, and looking at the processes for iron making etc. There is so much to see, and so much information, but it is far from boring. The layouts are such that they keep your interest up as you go along. The bit the children enjoyed was the bell ringing in the newly renovated bell tower as we reached the top floor! perfect timing! I was amazed at how many different types of iron furniture could be constructed! It never crossed my mind about the back plates of fires being made of iron and beautifully crafted and decorated. I was envious of the gorgeous garden benches! all in all, very factual, but in no way boring. Well worth a good hour or so wandering around.

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

another great museum until you come to the gorge you don't realise just how important it is to preserve it history
love how the massive smelting furnace has been covered over in a pyramid type shape to protect it
lovely tea rooms and enginuity across the yard two attractions together very handy

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

One barely thinks about all the uses for cast iron until one enters the Museum of Iron. Not only does it preserve some of the area's earliest blast furnaces but it has a wonderful collection of everyday objects from a byegone era that were made cast in iron. Today most would be plastic! An interesting way to spend half a day in the truely historic part of Telford. For the other half day, go to the Tile Museum.

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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.

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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.

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