Ironbridge Gorge Museums The Old Furnace and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

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One of the award-winning museums within the Ironbridge Valley of Invention, managed by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. Get closer to the metal that makes our world at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.  

Understand the origin of the revolution that launched mass production, changing lives around the world forever. Be inspired by the vision and determination of Abraham Darby I and the extraordinary breadth of objects made from one of the earth’s most abundant elements.

Meet the Darbys, each with their own story to tell and find out more about the Ironfounders.

See intricate examples of Coalbrookdale ironwork including pieces from the legendary great exhibition of 1851, stunning statues, exquisite art castings and interactive exhibits.

Walk across the green stopping to look at the striking Boy & Swan Fountain before casting your eyes on the majestic triangle building which houses the original furnace where Abraham Darby I perfected the world-changing iron smelting technique – the site where iron changed our lives forever.

 

Discover Ironbridge Valley of Invention

At Ironbridge Valley of Invention, you will find 10 award-winning museums at a UNESCO World Heritage site:

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Enginuity

Coalport China Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron & The Old Furnace

Darby Houses

Broseley Pipeworks

Museum of The Gorge

Tar Tunnel

The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse

Open your mind and unleash your imagination as you discover the people and places that changed our lives. With fascinating things to explore, space to unwind, experiments to try and creativity to inspire, a visit to Ironbridge will transform the way you see the world.

 

Choose a ticket option to suit you:

The PASS - A super value pass that gives you access to all museum sites for a whole year.

The PASS PLUS - The best value ticket. All the benefits of The PASS plus discounts in our catering outlets and shops, discounts off tickets to special events, fast-track entry and more.

Single tickets - Explore one site on a single day. Upgrade to The PASS or The PASS PLUS for full access. 

PASSes are the best value way to experience all the museums at Ironbridge Valley of Invention for a whole year.

For more information on our ticket prices and to book today head to our ticket page

 

Guide Prices

The PASS - A super value pass that gives you access to all museum sites for a whole year.

The PASS PLUS - The best value ticket. All the benefits of The PASS plus discounts in our catering outlets and shops, discounts off tickets to special events, fast-track entry and more.

Single tickets - Explore one site on a single day. Upgrade to The PASS or The PASS PLUS for full access.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Age friendly
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Orientation visits available
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking available
  • Electric Bike Charging Point
  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Major credit cards acceptable

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi Available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Old Furnace and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron postcode - TF8 7DQ

Exit the M54 at junctions 4 and 6. Follow the brown and white tourism signs for Ironbridge Gorge. There are three approach roads into the Ironbridge Gorge, take the appropriate route for the museum of your choice. 

For directions to individual sites and to download a site map click here to the directions page on our website.

Ironbridge Gorge Museums The Old Furnace and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Type:Museum

Coach Road, Coalbrookdale. Ironbridge Gorge, Telford, TF8 7DQ
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Opening Times

* Monday - Sunday, 10am-5pm

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