Ironbridge is home to 10 amazing museums that tell the story of the Industrial Revolution.
Rocket back to the age of steam at Blists Hill Victorian Town and see what country life was like at the end of Queen Victoria’s reign. Watch authentic tradespeople in action in their factories and workshops, explore shops filled with curious products and meet Victorian characters going about their daily lives.
At Coalport China Museum be amazed at the beauty of the ceramics on display and explore quirky bottle-shaped buildings. Across the River Severn is the stunning Jackfield Tile Museum where the skills, artistry and craft behind British tilemaking is on display.
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron shows how this area changed the world forever with galleries, trails and interactives telling the story of the world that iron made. Then it’s time to change the way you view things at the awesome Enginuity – this is where serious is fun, and vice versa!
Alongside the River Severn is the Museum of The Gorge. Explore a giant 12-metre model of the Gorge in the 1780s, catch a film showing how this area became the most industrious place in the world and see fine examples of the products that were made in the Ironbridge Gorge.
The world’s first Iron Bridge, built in 1779, still proudly dominates the village that took its name.