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Suggested Shropshire Itineraries For Groups

DISCOVER THE BIRTHPLACE OF INDUSTRY

Ironbridge

 

10.00 Depart Telford

10.15 Arrive in Ironbridge. Your trip to Shropshire is not complete without crossing the world’s first Iron Bridge whilst enjoying the beautiful setting of The Gorge where the Industrial Revolution began.

10.45 Cross the road to a licensed tea room with an authentic Victorian atmosphere for cream teas and home made cakes.

11.15 A short walk then to the Museum of the Gorge, a riverside Gothic warehouse where goods from the Coalbrookdale Company once began their journey to the rest of the world. Now you can see a 40ft scale model of the river valley as it was in 1796 and with the help of interactive computers discover the environmental effects of years of industry in the Gorge.

12.00 A short drive will take you to the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron where you will learn about the history of early iron making with a spectacular collection of fine art casting, a legacy to the great skills of the Coalbrookdale Company craftsmen and the versatility of iron.

Alternatively, on the same site you can choose to visit Enginuity, the new hands-on interactive centre that unravels the workings of everyday objects in four seamless zones – materials, energy, design and systems & control.

13.00 Lunch at the Museum of Iron coffee shop.

14.00 Return to Telford

N.B. Coach parking is available in each museum car park and in the Station car park by the toll house for the bridge.

Visitor Information

Group Visits Information
Tel: 01952 435 900
Email: visits@ironbridge.org.uk