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Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Telford, Shropshire

Ironbridge Gorge Museums

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Ironbridge is a World Heritage Site, chosen for its outstanding character and the historic importance its monuments. The ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums tell this revolutionary story. Most famous is the Iron Bridge built by Abraham Darby in 1779.

The Museums catalogue the remarkable innovation and invention which followed. The social history of the managers and men of the Industrial Revolution is brought to life through the illustration and demonstration of their labours - most vividly at Blists Hill Victorian Town, set in a 50 acre woodland site, where you can step back in time.

The 19th Century ceramic industry also flourished, and original bottle ovens are the backdrop to the China Museum, where the premier collection of Coalport China is exhibited. The original factory at Jackfield houses a kaleidoscopic collection of tiles and art pottery. Both Museums offer 'hands on' workshops. A Museum of Iron, the Broseley Pipeworks and the Tar Tunnel complete your visit to the 'most extraordinary district in the world'. New for 2003 is Enginuity - it opened August last year and is a hands-on Design Technology Centre.

Passport Tickets admit you to all ten Museums in your own time.

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Nearest Train Station: Telford
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Nearest UK Airport: Birmingham
Tourist Info Number: +44 (0)1952 884 391
Months Open: Larger sites open all year
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Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Adults: 13.25
Family: 42
Gift Shop: Yes - at all museums
Catering: Full catering facilities - restaurant, self-service cafe, snack bars

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