Why Support The Ironbridge Gorge Museums?
Founded more than 40 years ago, The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has grown into one of the largest independent museums in the world. As a registered charity, conservation and education is at the heart of all our activities and our aim is to conserve, maintain and interpret the remarkable monuments to Britain's industrial history that survive in the scenic Ironbridge Gorge.
All of the Museum collections have been Designated of national importance and they include Coalbrookdale ironwork and engines, porcelain, social history, industrial art, archives, tiles and architectural ceramics.
The Trust cares for 36 scheduled monuments and listed buildings within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and operates 10 museums which collectively tell the amazing story of the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
We run around 35 different educational workshops and we are visited by 70,000 school children in organised groups each year.
We are constantly striving to improve everything we do. We have an extensive programme of building conservation, development, demonstrations, publications, lectures, exhibitions and last year we spent more than £5 million maintaining the large historic estate of buildings and monuments, improving the museum sites and running our education programmes.
Completely independent of statutory Government funding, the Museum relies on its supporters together with its revenue based activities to carry out its work. There are many ways that you can choose to support the Museum whether its making a donation, leaving a gift in your will, volunteering your time, sponsoring an exhibition or project, joining the Friends or our Business Club, or simply by visiting our Museums.