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“The Museum of the Gorge is a very good point to visit first as it graphically identifies the significance of Ironbridge and the surrounding locality from a historical perspective. With this information, all the other attractions become more meaningful and almost form a jigsaw puzzle.”

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Reviewed 12th March 2013 by Zuffenhausen via Trip Advisor

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town
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Join the 'Victorian' townsfolk as they go about their daily lives in this recreation of a small community at the end of Queen Victoria's reign. Find a cure for 'drunkenness' in the Chemist, talk about the 'latest' Paris fashions in the Drapers and discover how the Victorians crafted the household objects of the day.

Broseley Pipe Works

Broseley Pipe Works

The door closed behind the last traditional pipe maker in 1957 sealing in 350 years of traditional skills and memories. Although abandoned for many years, todays visitors will be forgiven for feeling that the workforce have only just left.

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Explore the site and the remains of the water powered blast furnace where Abraham Darby I perfected the smelting of iron with coke instead of charcoal.

Coalport China Museum

Coalport China Museum
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Cobalt blues, deep pinks and rich gilts are just some of the many colours on which you can feast your eyes as you amble around the former Coalport factory. The National Collections of Coalport and Caughley china are displayed in the original riverside buildings.

Darby Houses

Darby Houses

Gain an insight into the gracious lifestyle of the Darby family as you wander around their former homes and read extracts from their family papers.

Enginuity

Enginuity
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A visit to this new hands-on interactive centre unravels the workings of everyday objects in four seamless zones - Materials, Energy, Design and Systems & Controls.

Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum
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This fascinating museum features gas-lit galleries and period room settings, showing the many different places that were graced with the superbly decorated tiles once made here at Jackfield.

Much Wenlock Museum

Much Wenlock Museum

Much Wenlock Museum has been refurbished with financial assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Shropshire Council. The new displays tell the story of the town and surrounding area, the links between Dr. William Penny Brookes and the Modern Olympic Games, and the geology of Wenlock Edge.

Museum of the Gorge

Museum of the Gorge

A 12 meter model showing what the Gorge was like in 1796 and short film describing why the area was made a World Heritage Site. 

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
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The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford houses one of the largest aviation collections in the UK with 70 historic aircraft on display in three wartime hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition.

Severn Valley Railway

Severn Valley Railway

South of the Wrekin you'll find a world where proper trains run with coal, make stange noises, and pour steam and soot. Yes, what a better way to discover Shropshire than on the Severn Valley Railway? 16 miles of glorious Shropshire countryside with 7 stations.

Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle

The oldest parts of the Castle were built between 1066 and 1074, during the reign of William the Conqueror. There were additions over several centuries. Later, in the late 18th century, Thomas Telford remodelled the interior as a private house.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Occupying the old Music Hall: an extraordinary complex of buildings including a rare medieval stone mansion (the only one of its kind in this region), this exciting new venue houses a museum and special exhibitions gallery, together with a cafe bar, shop and a new visitor information centre.

Tar Tunnel

Tar Tunnel

Stroll alongside part of the Shropshire canal, don a hard hat and walk underground in the Tar Tunnel, where an amazing source of natural bitumen was discovered 200 years ago.

The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

Follow in the footsteps of millions of tourists who since 1779 have journeyed here to marvel at the world's first cast-iron bridge. Built by Abraham Darby III and now recognised as one of the great symbols of the Industrial Revolution.

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