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Ironbridge Gorge

Industrial heritage

Iron Bridge

Ironbridge is a village near Telford on the banks of the River Severn, a World Heritage site famous as the home of the world’s first iron bridge, which revolutionised technology and architecture.

Journey back in time here to the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution through a series of fascinating and fun exhibits and museums, including The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse.

Generate electricity, build a bridge or an earthquake-proof tower at interactive Engenuity. Visit the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, the Museum of the Gorge, the Coalport China Museum and wander around Blists Hill, an open air Victorian town.

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Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7JP

Victorian & Industrial Times

Kids & Families

Museums of Industry


Text © Alison Plummer

Image by Ironbridge Gorge Museums