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Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Blists Hill Victorian Town
Blists Hill Victorian Town

A fun and informative family day is ensured at the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Whether you are interested in fine china, decorative tiles, fun interactives or a Victorian recreated town, it’s all to be found in this stunning World Heritage Site.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust


Coalbrookdale Telford Shropshire TF8 7DQ

  • 01952 433 424
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Open days

To 18 Mar Tue-Sun. 19 Mar-Sep Daily 1000-1600. Some smaller sites close Nov-Mar; call for details. (Closed 24-25 Dec & 1 Jan)


By Rail: Telford Central / 6 miles

Step back in time at Blists Hill Victorian Town and chat to the Victorians in their homes, shops and places of work. See steam machinery at work including a replica of Trevithick's locomotive. Marvel at magnificent china displayed in the very buildings in which it was made and see craftspeople at work at Coalport China Museum. Walk through the gas lit galleries and period room settings adorned with magnificent tiles at Jackfield Tile Museum.

Let your imagination go wild at Enginuity, as you become a design engineer, able to play with huge interactive exhibits. X-ray everyday objects, control a ‘river’ to generate electricity and compete against a robot. Finally cross the world’s first iron bridge and imagine what the area was like during the Industrial Revolution. Throughout the year there are no end of activities, special events and hands-on workshops.

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