The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse

Visitor Information

The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Follow in the footsteps of millions of tourists who, since 1779, have journeyed to marvel at the world’s first cast-iron bridge.

Step onto the Iron Bridge and follow in the footsteps of millions of tourists who, since 1779, have journeyed to marvel at the world’s first cast-iron bridge.

Built by Abraham Darby III and now recognised as one of the great symbols of the Industrial Revolution, the remarkable Iron Bridge still dominates the small town that bears its name.

  • Discover the secrets of how and why the Iron Bridge was built in an exhibition within the original Tollhouse (The Tollhouse is open every weekend during the local school summer holidays or by prior arrangement for groups and school parties)
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the Ironbridge Gorge and River Severn
  • Marvel at the world’s first cast-iron bridge.

You should allow around 45 minutes for a visit to the Iron Bridge & Tollhouse. A number of public cafés and pubs can be found nearby. The Museum Shop in Ironbridge sells a large range of gift ideas and souvenirs.

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  • The Iron Bridge is a public access monument. The Tollhouse has limited opening.