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  • 1. Ironbridge

    The Ironbridge crosses the River Severn and connects Coalbrookdale with Broseley; it was the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron, a material which previously had been too expensive...

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  • 2. Jackfield Tile Museum

    The museum is located in the former factory of Craven Dunnill and company and is filled with rooms of tile displays and scenes including a pub, a butchers shop...

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  • 3. Coalport China Museum

    The museum was home to the famous Coalport China Factory until 1926, now the listed buildings are now filled with the finest examples of the old factory’s work....

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  • 4. Blists Hill – Victorian Town

    Enter a world from the past, the Town is located on a 52 acre site and is a recreation of Victorian life, even down to obtaining replica pounds, shillings and...

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  • 5. BLIST'S HILL VICTORIAN TOWN

    Blists Hill Victorian Town sounded quite good to me, so off we went to find it.We had some trouble, which was a shame, as it meant we didn't have enough time to...

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  • 6. Jackfield Tile Museum/Maws Craft Centre

    A great way to spend a few hours.The tile museum had tiles in abundance! Unfortunately the manufacturing part of the museum was closed as we visited on a...

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  • 7. Blists Hill Victorian Town

    A great day out, although we spent 4 hrs here including a lovely lunch. (there are 3 places to get food here)You can get in to the spirit of things and exchange...

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  • 8. Coalport China Museum

    I think that Ironbridge have done a fantastic job with their museums and none more so that the former Coalport china factory now a museum.The museum itself is...

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  • 9. View the namesake bridge.

    OK, if you are in Ironbridge you came to see this, and it is impossible to miss. Take time to walk across it to the little museum (free!), and walk beneath the...

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  • 10. Jackfield Tile Museum

    This is a fine museum. It's built in the buildings of the old tile factory complex and re-creates a comprehensive of an industry that once was prominent in the...

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  • 11. Broseley Pipeworks

    Broseley was once home to one of the most prolific clay tobacco pipe making factories in Britain. The building was left abandoned and untouched in the 1950s...

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  • 12. Tollhouse

    The secrets of how and why the bridge was built are revealed in an exhibition housed in the original Tollhouse on the south side of the Bridge. The tourist...

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  • 13. Jackfield Tile Museum

    Jackfield was once the world centre of the tile industry. In this museum are various tiles produced on site. Staff from the Craven Dunnill Company still produce...

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  • 14. Blists Hill

    Blists Hill is a recreation of an entire Victorian town. It is full of people dressed and acting in ful character going about their daily lives. You can visit...

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  • 15. Enjoy the town and the river.

    This village seemed to have a good supply of shops and businesses. Our stop was early on a Sunday morning so we never did get to go shopping.The river was a...

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  • 16. Hay Incline System

    Blists Hill stands on a high hill over the River Severn. During the 19th century, in order to haul boats from the river up to the town, this system was...

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  • 17. Blists Hill Victorian Town

    Here, alongside long-abandoned factories, is a restored Victorian-era town which serves as an open-air, living history museum. It has both tourist sights and...

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  • 18. Tar Tunnel

    This tunnel was used by miners to extract bitumen. This is a thick, gooey substance, once used to treat ropes and caulk ships. It runs beneath the village of...

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  • 19. Museum of Iron

    Here, next to Abraham Darby's original iron furnace, is an outstanding museum which tells the early history of iron smelting. On display are some fine examples...

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  • 20. The Museum of the Gorge

    This modest museum contains some intricate, detailed models and dioramas showing how the Gorge once looked. It's a fascinating view of the natural and human...

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  • 21. Jackfield Tile Museum

    This is where the art of tile-making was perfected. Upper-class Victorian families used these in their homes, and they were often used in train and tube...

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  • 22. Ironbridge Museums

    There are 9 different museums in the Ironbridge area.You can buy a passport which covers all the museums. It is worth buying if you intend to see two or more of...

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  • 23. Coalport China Museum

    I last visited this museum during a school trip in the mid 80s.Not enough for a faull day out, prob a good hour and a half.Great use of the Ironbridge Passport.

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  • 24. Blists Hill Victorian Town

    You are greeted by people dressed in period costumes and the look and feel is very much one of the industrial past.Plenty to see, do and touch and is quite an...

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  • 25. The Coalport China Museum

    During the 19th century, Coalport, on the River Severn, was among Britain's largest producers of china. Now, this museum houses the Caughley and Coalport...

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