Ironbridge Reforged

Museum of The Gorge

Ironbridge Reforged – History and Archaeology of the Museum of the Gorge

Join Spencer Gavin Smith, the Museums' Archaeology and Monuments Officer, for a talk with a difference about the history and archaeology of one of the most distinctive buildings in the Ironbridge Gorge.

The Museum of The Gorge, with its Gothic detailing and riverside location has lived an extraordinary life. Constructed on Ludcroft Wharf in the early nineteenth century by the Coalbrookdale Company as a transhipment warehouse, it subsequently served a variety of uses before being bought by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust to serve as one of its first museum buildings.

The talk will take the form of a presentation about the exterior architecture of the building, followed by a guided tour of the interior features which demonstrate how the building structure has survived in its exposed location on the bank of - and indeed sometimes in - the River Severn.

The Museums’ Fundraising Manager, Adam Siviter, will also speak regarding the Trust’s current fundraising appeal to save the roof of the Museum of The Gorge through the Museums’ ongoing heritage conservation work.

6.00pm - Doors Open
6.30pm - Talk
7.45pm - Q&A

To book your free place please go to Eventbrite. The talk will be in the Museum of The Gorge, Ironbridge. There is no charge for this talk but donations on the evening towards our roof appeal for Museum of The Gorge will be extremely appreciated.

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