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This ticket offers daytime admission to all 10 museums for a family of 1 adult + all of their children (aged 5-16 incl). Annual Passport Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of first use. Plus save 5% online compared to the walk-up price if you buy online in advance.

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This ticket offers daytime admission to all 10 museums for a family of 2 adults + all of their children (aged 5-16 incl). Annual Passport Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of first use. Plus save 5% online compared to the walk-up price if you buy online in advance.

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Changing Times: Humour and Satire

Enginuity
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

‘I never can exchange a word from morn till eventide,
His head runs quite on Railways, and he thinks of naught beside.’

The Railway Husband, written by Albert Smith and composed by John Parry, c. 1848

A true insight into society is often best understood through the humorous drawings and prints made at the time. From the mid-18th century onwards, a large number of satirical prints were produced on topics ranging from the antics of royalty to smoking habits and fashionable dress. Many of these were also devoted to industry, transport and modern inventions.

This exhibition will explore the prints and objects that poked fun at new technology such as steam power and the possibilities it held. Once ‘railway mania’ had gripped the nation, music, books and games were quick to feature the new wonders of steam, as well as ridicule the popularity of cheap excursion trains and the overcrowding at train stations and seaside resorts, particularly during Bank Holidays.

Most of the items exhibited – original drawings, prints, books, songs, games and ceramics – are drawn from the Elton Collection held by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, which form the best single collection of industrial and transport images.

There will be colouring-in and dressing-up activities for children, with the opportunity for visitors to take their own satirical photograph within the exhibition.

The exhibition is open Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm (excl Bank Holidays) and is free to visit.

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