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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 16 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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Tar Tunnel

See the tar that still oozes through the brickwork of this bitumen spring, accidentally struck by 18th century miners.

One of the great curiosities of the Gorge

Don’t miss one of the Gorge’s more curious tourist attractions – an eerie brick-lined tunnel dug into the hillside.

Stand at the entrance to the tunnel and see the treacle-like bitumen oozing through gaps in the walls and welling up in small pools.

We are sorry that you can't walk along the tunnel at present, but you still get a view along part of it's length from the entrance.

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

  • Shopping available
  • 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 Tar Tunnel is TF8 7HT

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

Tar Tunnel
Ticket Type With Gift Aid Without Gift Aid
Adult £3.75 £3.40
60+ £3.25 £2.95
Child £2.75 £2.50

Or see our passport tickets.

A hidden Gem

  • Learn more about the geology of the Gorge
  • Marvel at the problem-solving of early industrialists

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 Tar Tunnel will take at about 20 minutes.

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?

Kids love looking underground here.

Children must be accompanied by an adult whilst visiting.

Is the Tar Tunnel suitable for visitors with disabilities?

  • There is limited access to the Tar Tunnel for wheelchair users
  • Please ask at Coalport China Museum for details of the best route from the car park
  • There are 4 steps down from the shop to the entrance to the tunnel.  A side door can be opened on request for direct level access

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