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

Phone:

+44 1952 433424

Price:

25 £ (children 15 £)

Opening hours

10am-4pm or 5pm depending on sites (4 sites closed early Nov-Mar)

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