10 Museums of Ironbridge
The Museum is a recreation of life in a Victorian community. Working factories, shops and cottages are authentic to the era, as are the ‘townsfolk’. Change your money at the Bank for Victorian tokens to spend in the shops, or take a pint of ale in the New Inn Public House. The sights, smells and sounds of late Victorian working machinery are on show as the last remaining wrought ironworks in the country run regularly throughout the summer.
Blists Hill Victorian Town
3 venues, offering a range of refreshments from self service light snacks to waitress served Victorian meals. Some have seasonal opening.
No visit to Ironbridge would be complete without walking across the famous bridge. The great symbol of the success of the iron industry can be found at the heart of the small town that bears it’s name. Cast in 1779 by Abraham Darby the 3rd, it’s great arch enthralled visitors who came from all over the world to admire it’s construction, as they still do today.
The Tourist Information Centre is located at the Tollhouse, on the south side of the bridge.
A short walk from the Iron Bridge, along side the River Severn will bring you to the Museum of the Gorge, this Gothic warehouse is where the goods from the Coalbrookdale Company began their journey. A 40 ft scale model of the river valley as it was in 1796 can be seen at the Museum.
Museum of the Gorge