Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Visitor Information

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Discover more about the secret that

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron will be closed from 31 October 2016 until Easter 2017 for refurbishment.

Step inside the mighty Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and discover the revolutionary techniques that made Coalbrookdale the most famous ironworks in the world.

Explore the remains of the water powered blast furnace where Abraham Darby I perfected the smelting of iron with coke instead of charcoal. 

  • Marvel at the great skill of the Coalbrookdale craftsmen in a fabulous display of domestic and decorative ironwork.
  • View fantastic works of art that bring the Industrial Revolution to life
  • Admire the Boy and Swan Fountain cast by the Coalbrookdale Company in 1851 for the Great Exhibition
  • Take a look at the magnificent Deerhound Table designed by John Bell for the Paris International Exhibition of 1855
  • Discover the cast iron Coalbrookdale Cooking Pots that launched Abraham Darby I into the iron trade.

You should allow 1-2 hours for a visit to Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and The Old Furnace. A café is available in the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron serving light meals and drinks. A large gift shop in the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron sells a range of cast-iron goods and souvenirs.