Where Great Minds Changed the World

Ironbridge Valley of Invention will open your mind and unleash your imagination as you discover the people and places that changed our lives.

With fascinating places to explore, space to unwind, experiments to try and creativity to inspire, a visit will transform the way you see the world.

Introducing Ironbridge

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Discover the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site

Be inspired

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Explore our awe-inspiring collections 

Get involved

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Hands-on fun and interactive experiences

Discover innovation

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Step in to the historical heart of Ironbridge

Explore Ironbridge Valley of Invention

Set within the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ironbridge Valley of Invention is situated 5 miles from Telford Town Centre in Shropshire.

Stretching along the River Severn, our award-winning museums are within 6 square miles of the Ironbridge Gorge, widely regarded as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

Plan Your Visit

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Time travel - Step back and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian life

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Enginuity

Enginuity

Discovery time – Fire up the fun with hands-on science and engineering

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Tar Tunnel

Tar Tunnel

Dig deep – Gaze into the depths of the hillside

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Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

Creative craft – Discover how British tile designers fashioned our world

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Coalport China Museum

Coalport China Museum

Exquisite ceramics – Marvel at spectacular creations and extraordinary craftsmanship

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Broseley Pipeworks

Broseley Pipeworks

Pipe dream – Enter a real-life time capsule of clay tobacco pipemakers

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Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Magnificent metal – Get closer to the material that makes our world

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Darby Houses

Darby Houses

Meet the Ironmasters – Explore their homes on the hill

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The Old Furnace

The Old Furnace

Ignite ideas - Where iron changed lives forever

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The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse

The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse

Pioneering steps – Tread on history at the world’s first Iron bridge

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Museum of The Gorge

Museum of The Gorge

Starting point – Put Ironbridge on your map

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Loved every minute of our visit. The staff we met whether those walking around dressed for the period, working in the shops and the guides are excellent and really enhanced our time there. You really feel like you have stepped back in time! We will definitely be returning. Forgot to mention the delicious chips which are a must!

R. McDonald Visitor Feedback Survey
25 November 2021

Our visit was magnificent. I'm thrilled we chose a family passport. I can't wait for our next visit. It was everything I hoped for.

S. Wilkinson Visitor Feedback Survey
13 November 2021

What a fantastic place this is! We visited 12 years ago and it was good then but now it is incredible. Populated by knowledgeable staff and volunteers, the town is brought to life before your eyes.

Rated 5 out of 5

M. Roche Google
15 November 2021

A great day out for the whole family, no matter what age, plenty to see and do and at your own pace. The volunteers are knowledgeable and helpfull, a wonderful experience. Already recommending to friends and family!

E. Barber Facebook
23 August 2021

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