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Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

| Coalbrookdale, Telford, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge Gorge, England
+44 1952 433424
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Site tour made all the difference

The main museum is very much a traditional exhibit style museum. It's bright and informative with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mel M
Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Engineering and history conveyed in a historic setting

Those of you who enjoy industrial tourism will be delighted by the whole area of Coalbrookdale... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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| Coalbrookdale, Telford, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge Gorge, England
+44 1952 433424
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The main museum is very much a traditional exhibit style museum. It's bright and informative with lots to read and see. There were guided tours of the site and this was the gem of the visit. Our guide knew about the history of the site...More

Thank Mel M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Those of you who enjoy industrial tourism will be delighted by the whole area of Coalbrookdale including the buildings and exhibits of this museum. The Aga Foundry which started in 1709 is just along the road.

Thank tootsweet2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited the Museum of Iron at least five times over recent years, but before a recent makeover. It had previously been filled with a wide variety of ironwork from frying pans, through garden chairs to heroic sculptures. What now we are offered is series...More

Thank C3856CHpeter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not that interested in iron but I did enjoy looking round the exhibits, and the kids did as well. The furnace outside that has been preserved in a more modern exterior was interesting too. Learn a lot!

Thank kiera1999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Return visit to the Gorge with our annual pass, This museum we didn't visit last time but pleased we did this time. Staff were excellent. Very old building with superb clock tower but rennovate to a very high standard. 3 floors showing the history of...More

Thank 27Steve27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had no idea that this place existed. Very well presented, spotlessly kept. Worthwhile allowing time to look carefully at all exhibits. Good rainy day place. No cafe/ restaurant though although there is a pub up on the main road where food is served.

Thank RJWR2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum is a must for anyone with an interest in industrial archaeology. It has a great story line and has enough to occupy children of about 10+. Nearby are the original Darby furnaces, The exhibits are superb. There is no cafe however. Also nearby...More

Thank Dorthur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off, get a satnav as this (and the other local attractions) all seem to be down narrow streets! Plenty of parking and the museum itself was ok without having that 'wow' factor. The exhibits are laid out and presented well, it just didn't quite...More

Thank Ian g
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a fantastic museum, full of the history of the iron industry, from it's beginnings through to the fine works of the Coalbrookdale Ironworks. The collection of locally produced works are worthy of the best museums, showing how craftspeople can make art from iron....More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Great site with three museums and outside the school hols was not too busy - spent a good 90 mins at the new Enginuity and also darby Houses interesting (well one was) and the Museum of Iron just refurbished and again interesting.

Thank Ian_Gill_EN8
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