School Trips

 

Ironbridge: Inspiring Learning beyond the classroom

We have created an excellent learning experience that extends beyond classrooms and helps teachers deliver many different aspects of the National Curriculum in a creative and inspiring way.

Students have the opportunity to expand their understanding of many different subjects whilst visiting our museums as we cover;

  • History
  • Art
  • STEAM
  • English 
  • Geography

There are learning opportunities for all key stages and all sessions can be adapted for pupils with additional needs.

School visit enquiries

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Booking a Visit

Booking a visit is easy:

2022 prices

 

Peak: 1 April 2022 - 31 October 2022

Off Peak: 1 November 2022 - 30 March 2023

  

Student

Adult

Student

Adult

All Sites Admission Ticket

12.00

-

10.00

-

Individual Site Admission Tickets

 

 

 

 

Blists Hill Victorian Town

9.00

-

7.00

-

Enginuity

4.50

-

4.50

-

Coalport China Museum

4.50

-

4.50

-

Jackfield Tile Museum

4.50

-

4.50

-

Museum of Iron

4.50

-

4.50

-

Darby Houses

2.75

-

Closed

Closed

Coalbrookdale (Museum of Iron & Darby Houses)

5.50

-

n/a

n/a

Museum of The Gorge

Free

Free

Free

Free

Broseley Pipeworks

2.75

-

Closed

Closed

1 free adult place for every 6 children, rounded up so a group of 10 children would have two free adults. Any additional adults pay the standard entry rate. These charges apply to all students, regardless of age.

If you require additional adults for 1-to-1 support, please let us know at the time of booking.

Shropshire Education Discounts

SSMS – Shropshire Schools Membership Scheme

SSMS gives discounted admission to all of the Museum sites. There is an annual subscription of 30p per child on the school roll (min £30). Once the subscription is paid the following discounts are available:

  • 50% off admission
  • 10% off workshops (excl Tile Decorating at Jackfield Tile Museum)

Membership runs annually from 1 September to 31 August.

All visits must be booked in advance to qualify for the discounts.  Please quote your membership order number when you book.

For more information, to make a booking or to join the Scheme contact us at education@ironbridge.org.uk or 01952 433 970.

FAQs

Do I need to book my visit in advance?

Yes, all educational groups need to be booked in advance. This is to ensure that we have staffing in place to deliver your visit effectively.

Do I need to book a lunch space?

Indoor lunch spaces are limited, but we do our best to accommodate groups.  We give priority to Key Stage One and Two groups, and those who are taking part in our workshops.  There are outdoor picnic spaces at or close to all sites.

You can pre-book take-away fish & chips from the Fried Fish Dealers at  Blists Hill Victorian Town.  Please let us know if you would like this at the time of booking. 

How do we pay for the visit?

We will invoice after the visit or you can pay by cash, school cheque or credit/debit card on the day.

Can I visit before the trip to prepare?

We strongly recommend that you carry out a preliminary visit before you come with your group.  You should use this visit to plan your own risk assessments, based on our guidelines for the site you are visiting.  We can arrange for you to meet with a member of the Learning Team to discuss your visit  - this is available Monday – Friday during normal opening times.  Preliminary visits are free and can be arranged once your booking is confirmed.

Do you provide risk assessments?

Specific Risk Assessments will be provided as part of your booking confirmation.  We recommend you carry out your own site Risk Assessment as part of your preliminary visit.

Is there parking available?

Free parking is available for coaches and minibuses as part of your booking.  Please tell your driver/s to come to the entrance to the museum and give their vehicle registration to our staff there.  Coach drivers will also be issued with a free ticket to enter the museum.

Can I cancel the booking?

You may cancel your booking up until one month before your visit date without incurring a cancellation charge.  After that the charge is as follows:

Between 2 and four weeks: 50% of the total cost

Less than two weeks before your visit: 100% of the cost.

The cancellation fee will be waived if you re-book your visit within the same academic year (allowed once, and any cancellation of the second date will result in the cancellation fee being applied, regardless of the time frame).

Terms and Conditions for education bookings

Education groups must consist of at least 6 students. To qualify for discount you must purchase a single group ticket; this is valid on the day of issue and for six days following the day of issue.

Education groups get one free teacher’s ticket for every 6 students. Any additional accompanying adults pay the standard museum admission rates.

Additional adult free places for accompanying children requiring 1:1 support should be discussed at the time of booking.

Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

Annual Passport Tickets are not valid for group education visits.

Have a question?

If you've got any questions about school visits, workshops or our outreach programme then drop us a line.