Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron


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Coalbrookdale
Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7DQ
England

  • Visitor Information Centre: 01952 433 424

Step inside the mighty Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and discover the revolutionary techniques that made Coalbrookdale the most famous ironworks in the world. Explore the remains of the water powered blast furnace where Abraham Darby I perfected the smelting of iron with coke instead of charcoal. • Marvel at the great skill of the Coalbrookdale craftsmen in a fabulous display of domestic and decorative ironwork. • View fantastic works of art that bring the Industrial Revolution to life • Admire the Boy and Swan Fountain cast by the Coalbrookdale Company in 1851 for the Great Exhibition • Take a look at the magnificent Deerhound Table designed by John Bell for the Paris International Exhibition of 1855 • Discover the cast iron Coalbrookdale Cooking Pots that launched Abraham Darby I into the iron trade.

Further information

Opening Hours:

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

Charges:

Adults £8.10, 60 Plus £7.20 & Children £5.40 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

Discounts:

  • 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 Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Enginuity and Darby Houses, follow Coalbrookdale Museums.

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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