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“The Museum of the Gorge near Ironbridge worth a visit”

Museum of the Gorge
Wigan, UK
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“The Museum of the Gorge near Ironbridge worth a visit”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

The Museum of the Gorge is just outside the town of Ironbridge and gives the visitor a fascinating look into the history of Ironbridge over the past few hundred years.Parking is plentiful and not to expensive.Around the museum,you can explore the various trails which wind through the Gorge and along the river.There are some good pubs nearby offering food and refreshment-handy if you have just done a really long walk around the Gorge.

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SWINDON WILTSHIRE ENGLAND
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed 2 December 2011

Extremely informative, so much information - recommended

Visited October 2011
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“The usual”
Reviewed 18 October 2011

A typical museum visit where you walk around and look at fixed displays of models etc. Not very inspiring

Visited October 2011
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Durham, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
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“A good introduction to this area”
Reviewed 6 October 2011

We thought a river boat trip and a visit to this museum would be a good start to our 10 day visit to this area and we felt we had made the right decision. We arrived at 10.00 am so had no problem getting parked but can see how, during high season or at weekends, the car park could get really busy. The diorama of Ironbridge really shows how busy and important this area was and why it deserves to be a World Heritage site. The Tourist Information Centre is in the same building. Worthwhile starting a visit here before visiting the other areas mentioned in the museum in more detail.

Visited September 2011
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London, UK
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Very interesting museum, but hardest to park at”
Reviewed 19 August 2011

We made things harder I know by arriving at noon on a day in the middle of the school holidays, but parking at this museum was a nightmare. Unlike some of the others, this car park is run by the local council, and being in the middle of town it is obviously heavily used by locals who probably find us visitors most irritating as we drive in circles around their car park.
Having finally parked, we spend an excellent couple of hours here. The area is beautiful, and this museum is a great introduction to the region, its industry and in particular the importance of the River Severn. Recommended.

Visited August 2011
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