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Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

| Coalbrookdale, Telford, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge Gorge, England
+44 1952 433424
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The home of the Coalbrookdale Iron Industry.

This is a fantastic museum, full of the history of the iron industry, from it's beginnings through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve W
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Karratha, Australia
great place to spend a few hours

Great site with three museums and outside the school hols was not too busy - spent a good 90 mins... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian_Gill_EN8
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Grafham, United Kingdom
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| Coalbrookdale, Telford, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge Gorge, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic museum, full of the history of the iron industry, from it's beginnings through to the fine works of the Coalbrookdale Ironworks. The collection of locally produced works are worthy of the best museums, showing how craftspeople can make art from iron....More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great site with three museums and outside the school hols was not too busy - spent a good 90 mins at the new Enginuity and also darby Houses interesting (well one was) and the Museum of Iron just refurbished and again interesting.

Thank Ian_Gill_EN8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another place we had visited before but it has been improved if that is at all possible. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time both inside and outside. The old next to the new blends seamlessly.

Thank Aguilas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After The 50th anniversary celebrations,A brand new Coalbrookdale Museum Of Iron has been created Iron was made on this site in Medieval Times,This Site Traces Its history through to the Steel Times , Coming From a Technical School The History of Iron /Steel was paramount...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "new" Museum of Iron only re-opened this week after a complete re-vamp. It is much more spacious and the displays are far less cluttered than they were before. If you have been before it is certainly worth a return visit. Very friendly & helpful...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been refurbished and only re-opened very recently. We really enjoyed spending time in this museum learning about the history of the Coalbrookedale Ironworks and the importance of the area to industrial heritage. The video was interesting and explained why Ironbridge Gorge is a...More

Thank Hooligan-59
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Brand new and excellently set up. Illustrating the importance of the innovation and execution of steel making and its related progress of industrialization. The displays were authentic yet modern and very informative.

Thank Netgezien
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Although the main museum building itself was closed for renovation at the time of our visit, there was more than enough to absorb our interest on the rest of the site, including the amazing old blast furnace and the spectacular 'Pillar of Friendship'. Highly recommended.

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I am trying to get black people to really enjoy cultural things as you only live once. This is worth a journey or two as it really takes you back in time when things were made by sore hands and against low light. More black...More

Thank diamonds183
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We enjoyed the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron - it's more friendly and interesting than some of the other Ironbridge museums. A cheerful man in the visitor centre sold us tickets to the museum and the Darby houses. We had a nice lunch in their café...More

Thank Mike S
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