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At the heart of the beautiful market town of Ironbridge, spanning the banks for the River Severn, you will find the world’s first iron bridge constructed here and now the internationally recognised symbol of the Industrial Revolution.

Heavy industry has long disappeared from the town, the mines are closed and the ironworks silent but many of the historic buildings remain as a testimony to the area's industrial past.

Today the Ironbridge Gorge is a place of beauty with the restored buildings set either side of the River Severn’s wooded valley with a maze of footpaths, bridleways and country lanes.

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The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site has achieved Walkers are Welcome status, one of 100 places across the UK, which has something special to offer walkers. Membership of the network helps strengthen the area’s reputation as a place for people to come and enjoy the outdoors and helps ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained in good condition, benefiting local residents and visitors alike.

The nearby towns of Wellington and Much Wenlock have been granted a similar status ensuring the region is very much on the walking enthusiasts list of places where they can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.

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Open from 9am on weekdays and 10am on weekends, the Visitor Information Centre provides maps, leaflets and expert advice on the local area. The Museum of the Gorge has a well stocked souvenir and gifts shop as well as ticket sales and an accommodation booking service.


Museum of the Gorge, The Wharfage, Ironbridge, TF8 7NH

01952 433424


Upcoming Events Nearby

Attingham Adventures: Big Bird Day - Attingham Park National Trust, Nr.Atcham

Out & About Children & Families

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 until Tuesday, 31 March 2015
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Night Run - Attingham Park National Trust, Nr. Atcham

Out & About Children & Families

Saturday, 14 March 2015 until Saturday, 14 March 2015
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Large Model Aircraft Rally - RAF Museum, Cosford

Out & About Children & Families Exhibitions & Galleries

Saturday, 18 July 2015 until Sunday, 19 July 2015
12:00 AM until 12:00 AM

Cosford Food Festival - RAF Museum, Cosford

Out & About Festival Children & Families

Saturday, 25 July 2015 until Sunday, 26 July 2015
12:00 AM until 12:00 AM

Bike 4 Life Fest 2015 - RAF Museum, Cosford

Out & About Festival Children & Families

Sunday, 26 April 2015 until Sunday, 26 April 2015
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

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