Ironbridge Gorge

Interesting
The densely wooded, mineral-rich Severn Gorge was the "birthplace of the Industrial Revolution". In 1708, Abraham Darby (1677-1717) was the first to use coke for smelting iron, replacing traditional charcoal. His experiments rapidly revolutionised the iron industry making large-scale projects such as the Iron Bridge possible. A number of sites along the Severn gorge now form part of an industrial museum.

Useful information

Address : 

TF8 7NH Ironbridge

Opening hours

end Mar-early Nov: 10am-5pm; rest of year: 10am-4pm or 5pm depending on sites

Nearby tourist attractions

Museum of the Gorge
Museum of the Gorge
A deck and warehouse dating back to the
1:30
Iron Bridge
Iron Bridge
A bridge was needed over the Severn in
1:00
Museum of Iron
Museum of Iron
The history of iron making and the
2:00
Darby Furnace
Darby Furnace
In this blast furnace in 1709, Abraham
1:00
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Blists Hill Victorian Town
This 20ha open-air museum transports
2:00
Coalport China Museum
Coalport China Museum
Porcelain was made at Coalport from 1799
2:00
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