Our Collections

Ceramics

Ceramics

Mass production created a market for the decorative arts amongst many previously unable to afford such objects. Coalport's china, Jackfield's tiles and Coalbrookdale's ironwork all achieved international recognition...

Art

Art

The prints, drawings and paintings collected by Sir Arthur Elton in the early years of this century form the best single collection of industrial and transport...

Archaeology

Archaeology

The archaeological collections held here include all material excavated in the Ironbridge Gorge, most which is post-medieval in date. Ironbridge Archaeology also hold the National Slag Collection, containing...

Social History

Social History

The lives of the people of Shropshire’s industrial communities, from the Ironmasters to the coal miners, at work, at home and with families are revealed in the museum’s...

Transport

Transport

The Museum's collection covers objects and information relevant to the development of road, river, canal and rail transport.

Engineering

Engineering

This subject area represents the technical, social and economic development of iron and steel making with special reference to the Coalbrookdale Company, its engineering history and products.

Monuments

Monuments

The Museum looks after a number of sites which include standing structures and areas of archaeological importance. Together they form a unique portfolio of sites and monuments of...

Library & Archives

Library & Archives

Collections include material on the history of the iron industry, bridge building, civil engineering, brick and tile manufacture, coal mining, the pottery and porcelain industries, railways, canals, the...