Museum of The Gorge

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The Wharfage Ironbridge

  • Visitor Information Centre: 01952 433 424

Understand more about the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and discover why, as a World Heritage Site, it ranks alongside the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal in its importance in world history. Located in a Gothic-style warehouse the Museum of the Gorge provides a fascinating insight into the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and is a great place to start your visit to the area. • The whole family will enjoy viewing what life was like in the Gorge in 1796 with the help of a giant 12 metre long model. Spot a Royal carriage crossing the Iron Bridge, the cargo on a Severn Trow and a tiny figure toiling in a coalmine. • Watch a film explaining the area’s history and discover why the Gorge was made a World Heritage Site • Discover more about the area using interactive computers • Brass rubbings are great fun for children • Take a look at local iron products including the switchgear from a 1920s power station

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open daily from 10am until 5pm Closed: 24 & 25 December and 01 January


Adults £4.05, 60 Plus £3.15 & Children £2.95 Annual Passport Ticket for all ten of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums allowing repeat visits all year - Adult £27.95, 60 Plus £21.50, Children £16.95, Family (2ads) £68.00 and Fam (1ad) £50.00


  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums
  • English Heritage

Travel directions:

The Ironbridge Gorge is on the River Severn, 5 miles (8km) south of Telford town centre in Shropshire. Take junction 4 or junction 6 off the M54. Follow brown and white signs to Ironbridge Gorge. For the Museum of the Gorge follow signs for Ironbridge Museums.

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Facilities and services


  • Auditorium
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Shop


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Touch exhibits

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