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The Ironbridge Gorge is in Shropshire, 5 miles (8km) south of Telford Town Centre and is well signposted from M54, J4. When you leave M54 follow the brown and white tourism signs for Ironbridge Gorge. As you get closer to the Museums follow the specific signs:

For Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum and Tar Tunnel follow Blists Hill Museums

For Jackfield Tile Museum, Broseley Pipeworks, Museum of The Gorge and The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse follow Ironbridge Museums

For Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Enginuity and Darby Houses follow Coalbrookdale Museums


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Car Parking

There is car parking at, or near to, each of the Museums.  One ticket, costing £2.00 is required to park at:

  • Blists Hill Victorian Town
  • Coalport China Museum & Tar Tunnel
  • Jackfield Tile Museum
  • Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron & Darby Houses
  • Enginuity
  • Broseley Pipeworks

However, the car parks adjacent to the Iron Bridge & Tollhouse and Museum of The Gorge are Local Authority Pay & Display. 

Coach Parking is free at all car parks.

Sat Nav Postcodes

Blists Hill Victorian Town TF7 5UD
Coalport China Museum TF8 7HT
Tar Tunnel TF8 7HT
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron TF8 7DQ
Darby Houses TF8 7DQ
Enginuity TF8 7DQ
Iron Bridge & Tollhouse TF8 7JP
Museum of The Gorge TF8 7NH
Jackfield Tile Museum TF8 7LJ
Broseley Pipeworks TF12 5LX

Plan your journey to the Museums using AA Route Planner 

Public Transport

Public Transport - ‘Go Green’

The ten Ironbridge Gorge Museum sites are within an area of 6sq miles and transport is needed to easily travel between them.

By Bus

Ironbridge Park & Ride Service

The service will operate every Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holiday from Friday 3 April until Saturday 24 October.

In addition it will operate on weekdays during summer school holidays from Monday 20 July until Friday 4 September. The timetable will remain the same 12 minute frequency with the first departure from the P&R site at 09.00 and the last departure from Museum of The Gorge Car Park at 17.36 (with a further departure operated by Gorge Connect at 17.49).

Gorge Connect Service

The service will operate every Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holiday from Friday 3 April until Saturday 24 October. In addition it will operate on weekdays during summer school holidays from Monday 20 July until Friday 4 September. This will be at the 30 minute frequency except for the dates shown below.

On the following bank holiday dates it will operate a 20 minute service:

Friday 3 until Monday 6 April
Saturday 2 until Monday 4 May
Saturday 23 until Monday 25 May
Saturday 30 until Monday 31 August

This 20 minute service will commence with a departure from Madeley High St at 09.25 and from the Museum of Iron car park at 09.35. The last departure from Madeley will be at 17.25 and from the Museum of Iron car park at 17.35.

On all other dates the 30 minute frequency service will operate. This 30 minute service will commence with a departure from Madeley High St and from the Museum of Iron car park at 09.25. The last departure from Madeley and from the Museum of Iron car park will be at 17.25.

Park & Ride (return fare)
Adult - £1.00
Children - free
English National Concessionary Travel Pass - free

Gorge Connect (single fare)
Adult - £1.65
Child - £1.15
English National Concessionary Travel Pass - free

Gorge Rover (travel on Park & Ride and Gorge Connect)
Adult - £2.20
Child - £1.55
Museum Annual Passport holders - £1.00
Family (up to 5 people, max 2 adults) - £4.40
English National Concessionary Travel Pass - free

For all information about these services including timetables visit www.telford.gov.uk/ironbridgeparkandride

For local bus information call 0871 200 22 33

By Train

Telford Central railway station is about 5 miles (8km) north of the Ironbridge Gorge. Local bus services and taxis are available outside the station. For more information call 08457 484950 or www.nationalrail.co.uk

By Bicycle 

The Ironbridge Gorge is well-connect to the National Cycle Network Route 45 & 55. For more information visit www.telford.gov.uk

By Air

Birmingham Airport is the largest airport in the Midlands and offers hundreds of flights to destinations worldwide. It is less than an hour from the Ironbridge Gorge. Visit www.birminghamairport.co.uk  for details of arrival and departure times.

Travelling Around the Gorge by Motorhome

We welcome Motorhomes at most of our sites. Broseley Pipeworks only has a small car park, so is not suitable for Motorhomes. None of our car parks have height barriers.

Motorhomes can park over multiple bays, but we request that they respect other users and park as efficiently as possible, as some of our car parks have limited spaces.

At certain times of year there is a Park and Ride and Gorge Connect Service that links all of the museums, and we advise that Motorhome users take advantage of this service.

Some of the roads around the Gorge are narrow and uneven, so care should be taken, however the roads are used by coaches and buses so should be suitable for most motorhomes.

Please note that local authority car parks in the Gorge charge for the number of bays used. Standard parking charges apply at Museum car parks.

Find out more about local public transport options here.