Ironbridge is an important historic location in Shropshire, England. Ironbridge Gorge is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

13 things to do

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Buildwas Abbey

An ancient abbey ruin owned by English Heritage just outside Ironbridge. It is advisable to use a car to get to as, while it is within walking distance, it is a walk of around a mile along a road with no pavement.


Cafe and art gallery with a creative menu of soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as typical cafe drinks, snacks and desserts. Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free-friendly.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

A year-long ''passport'' is available which allows entry to all the museums, and has traditionally been very good value for money if you intend to visit a number of them.

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Museum of the Gorge

A small museum, but containing a large diorama model of the gorge at the height of its industry. A visit here first helps to put all of the museums into context.

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The Calcutts House

Well-run 18th century home with kind hosts. It is located a little outside the main town (20 minute walk), very close to the tile museum. Six rooms.

Museum of Iron

Abraham Darby's original blast furnace and a large Victorian warehouse, now housing a museum of the Coalbrookdale company.

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Iron Bridge

The worlds first '''Iron Bridge''' - there is a small visitor's centre on one side.

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The Tile Museum

A privately-owned museum documenting the history of ceramic tiles, Jackfield.

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An interactive science & engineering museum aimed at children.

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The Greenwood Trust

A forest management and conversation centre, Coalbrookdale.

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Blists Hill Museum

A living history museum and reconstructed Victorian town.

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Coalport China Museum

The original home of Coalport china, now a museum.

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