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Lots of history and fun

We were greeted by a lady who told us the history of the Derby Houses. The fact that they have had... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Chester, United Kingdom
Pleasant short visit

Well preserved houses that show some of the social history behind the area. The Victorian dressing... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
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Darby Houses | Darby Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7EW, England
+44 1952 433424
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Twin - not quite identical - Georgian piles of the iron-making Darby dynasty, though only one was open on the morning of our visit. Several rooms, with period furnishing, are open to the public. Mildly diverting. I'd put it no more strongly than that. The...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Park at Enginuity to visit Darby Houses. It is a 5 minute walk uphill though not clearly signposted at the entrance to Enginuity. There are 2 houses though only one was open to the public on our visit as work is going on at the...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

We were greeted by a lady who told us the history of the Derby Houses. The fact that they have had to replace everything and redecorate each room can be seen to affect in the first house. The second is now complete and what we...More

Thank 300CarolS
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Three attractions ? One rather boring small house the other if your over six foot then you can look through a window , cemetery closed , not sure why.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Well preserved houses that show some of the social history behind the area. The Victorian dressing up went down well with the children.

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Reviewed July 21, 2018

Visited as part of annual pass ticket, which makes it more value for money. Fascinating piece of history with knowledgeable staff/volunteers.

1  Thank Ryegella
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

A little disappointed in these two properties which are opposite the museum of iron. The first one is an ongoing restoration project as it had 50yrs ago been converted into flats. Consequently there was only two rooms to visit and the guide telling about its...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2018

See the homes of the Darby family, Quakers who lived in the 19th century, brought alive by volunteers who can explain how the people of the times lived

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

These were included in the Annual Pass and are a short walk away from the Museum of Iron. It was interesting having a look inside the Darby Houses, the Rosehill House is where the Darby family used to live and they have donated a lot...More

1  Thank vivEngland
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The Darby Houses museum are based in the village of Coalbrookdale in the Ironbridge Gorge, in Shropshire, England within a World Heritage Site, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The houses are pleasant enough with friendly staff available to bounce any questions after.

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