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Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
Tel : +44 01952 884391
£5.40 - £5.40
£7.20 - £7.20
£8.10 - £8.10
The Museum of Iron is adjacent to the original furnace used by Abraham Darby when he first smelted iron ore with coke to produce cheap and plentiful cast iron. The iron produced was then used in the manufacture of cooking pots, rails, wheels and of course the worlds first iron bridge.
The pioneering experiments undertaken by generations of the Darby family opened the way for further key developments which made the Gorge the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The Museum of Iron tells the story of iron smelting up to the Great Exhibition of 1851 where the Coalbrookdale company showed off its finest work. Today the museum houses a collection of particularly fine art casting as a legacy to the great skill and commitment of the Coalbrookdale Company.
The museum has a coffee shop serving tea, coffee, sandwiches and snacks.
Contact the group visits officer for group prices. Tel 01952 435900.
From junction 6 of the M54 take the A5223 south towards Ironbridge.
Pass turning for Cherry Tree Hill on the left.
Turn left onto Jiggers Bank.
Finish on the right at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.
By Public Transport
FromTelford Centralstation it is5 milestoCoalbrookdale Museum of Iron.
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron facilities include:
- Parking (free)
- Groups accepted
- Picnic site
- Min group size
- Max group size
- On site parking
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron accessibility includes:
- Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)
- Facilities for visually impaired visitors
- Toilets for disabled visitors
- All areas accessible to disabled visitors
- Ramp/level access
- Facilities for hearing impaired visitors