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We only sell our best value Annual Passports online. Single attraction tickets are available on the gate.

Family (1 Adult + their children)

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

Walk up price £50.00

Online saver £45.00

Family (2 Adults + their children)

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

Walk up price £68.00

Online saver £61.20

Adult

Unlimited daytime admission to all 10 museums valid for 12 months from the date of first use. Plus you can save 10% by buying online, compared to the walk-up price.

Walk up price £25.00

Online saver £22.50

Child/Student

Unlimited daytime admission to all 10 museums valid for 12 months from the date of first use for children aged 18 or under, or people in full time education. Plus save 10% online compared to the walk-up price if you buy online in advance.

Walk up price £15.00

Online saver £13.50

Senior 60+

Unlimited daytime admission to all 10 museums valid for 12 months from the date of first use. Suitable for anyone aged 60 or over, plus save 10% online compared to the walk-up price.

Walk up price £20.00

Online saver £18.00

Add on a Blists Hill Guide Book

Don't miss out! Pre-purchase a souvenir guide, to be collected with your tickets on arrival at Blists Hill Victorian Town. The guide is already great value so we can't offer an online discount.

Walk up price £4.95

Online saver £4.95

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Darby Houses - View of Dale House, former home of the Darby family

Darby Houses

Time to explore how ‘the other half’ lived during the 18th & 19th centuries at the Darby Family homes – Rosehill House and Dale House.

Dynasty of Ironfounders – the homes that the Darbys built

Take the short walk from Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron up the hill to the beautiful Darby Houses, former homes to the Darby family. Rosehill House, built in 1738, and Dale House, built in 1717, sit on the hillside overlooking Coalbrookdale. Wander around Rosehill House as if it’s 1850 and get a glimpse of an Industrialist’s life.

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

  • Guide dogs only

Opening times

Opening times
Dates Opening times
20th Mar – 1st Oct 2017 Mon – Sun, 11am – 3pm
2nd Oct 2017 – 18th Mar 2018 Closed

See our opening times page for other attraction times.

Directions

The postcode for Darby Houses is TF8 7EW

See our directions page for further details.

Annual Passports

We only sell Annual Passport tickets online.

Annual Passport Tickets
Ticket Type Walk Up Price Online Saver Price
Family (1 Adult + their children) £50.00 £45.00
Family (2 Adults + their children) £68.00 £61.20
Adult £25.00 £22.50
Child/Student £15.00 £13.50
Senior 60+ £20.00 £18.00
Add on a Blists Hill Guide Book £4.95 £4.95

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Or see our single attraction tickets.

Individual Site Ticket Prices

Darby Houses
Ticket Type With Gift Aid Without Gift Aid
Adult £6.10 £5.50
60+ £4.70 £4.25
Child £4.15 £3.75
Combo ticket:
- Darby Houses
- Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
Ticket Type With Gift Aid Without Gift Aid
Adult £10.25 £9.25
60+ £9.25 £8.35
Child £7.25 £6.55

Or see our passport tickets.

Don't Miss...

  • Dressing up in period costume at Rosehill House
  • Enjoy the stunning view of Coalbrookdale from every floor
  • Take a look at Abraham Darby III’s original desk in Dale House
  • See family memorabilia, including costume and letters

Is there a cashpoint?

You can withdraw money from our free-to-use cash machine at Blists Hill Victorian Town or from the Co-op in Ironbridge town.

 

 

Can I bring my dog?

Assistance dogs are welcome to visit with you, other dogs are welcome at Blists Hill Victorian Town only.

How long will my visit last?

We suggest a visit to the Darby Houses will take at about 1 hour.

These are our recommended visit times:

Blists Hill Victorian Town 3+ hours
Coalport China Museum 1.5 hours
Tar Tunnel 20 minutes
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron 1.5 hours
Darby Houses 1 hour
Enginuity 2 hours
Iron Bridge & Tollhouse 30 minutes
Museum of The Gorge 45 minutes
Jackfield Tile Museum 1.5 hours
Broseley Pipeworks 1 hour 

 

Is there anything for kids to do?

There’s a great family trail around the Coalbrookdale site to follow, pick it up from reception on arrival.

Children must be accompanied by an adult whilst visiting.

Are the houses suitable for visitors with disabilities?

  • Darby Houses have limited access to wheelchair users
  • They are approached via a steep hill. If approaching from the Museum of Iron, it is suggested that you park in the small car park to the side of the Houses. Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis
  • Ramps give access to the first floors of both houses
  • Dales house is all on one level
  • There is an accessible toilet on site
  • Rosehill House is on two floors. No lift is currently available to upper floor
  • Paths between houses are mixed surface, including gravel
  • Guides are available to talk to guests about the contents of the houses
  • Ask at reception for the best route if you are using a wheelchair
  • Download an Access Guide

 

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