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Half-Term Autumn Wildlife Tile Making Workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum in the Ironbridge Gorge (13th September 2011)

Discover more about the countryside in autumn at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge. During the school half-term holidays from Monday 24th to Friday 28th October you can join drop-in workshops to decorate ceramic tiles with autumn plant and wildlife themed motifs.

The Victorian tube lining technique will be used to decorate 6 x 6 inch tiles featuring your own design and choice of colours priced at £7.50 per tile (p&p extra to have your tile sent home after firing) plus the museum admission fee. Workshops start from 10am, but allowing up to 1½ hours to decorate your tile, last admission is at 3.15pm.

The workshops are part of a programme of days out, exhibitions and festivals celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ironbridge Gorge being designated as one of the UK’s first World Heritage Sites in 1986.

Jackfield is a member of the ten-strong Ironbridge Gorge Museums, an annual Passport can be purchased for entry into all ten valid for twelve months and unlimited return visits priced at £22.50 per adult, £18.25 for the 60 plus, £14.75 for students and children and £61.50 for a family of two adults and three children aged up to 18 years in full time education; under 5s free. For those on a shorter time scale, individual admission is available into any of the sites.

The museums are open seven days a week from 10am until 5pm; activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge in addition to the museum admission fee, for further information, contact the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk.  The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).