Buy tickets

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 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.

Walk up price £50.00

Online saver £47.50

Family (2 Adults + their children)

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.

Walk up price £70.00

Online saver £66.50

Adult

Daytime admission to all 10 museums valid for 12 months from the date of first use. Plus you can save 5% by buying online, compared to the walk-up price.

Walk up price £26.50

Online saver £25.15

Child/Student

Daytime admission to all 10 museums valid for 12 months from the date of first use for children aged 5-16 (incl), or people in full time education. Plus save 5% online compared to the walk-up price if you buy online in advance.

Walk up price £16.50

Online saver £15.65

Senior 60+

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 5% online compared to the walk-up price.

Walk up price £20.50

Online saver £19.45

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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£0.00

School Visits

 

To experience is to understand is our philosophy and we are committed to creating 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.

Your students can either follow self-guided learning journeys around the museums or take part in the many Sandford award winning workshops and activities. Click here for details about the activities and workshops.

There are ten different museums to select from. Click here for a brief overview of the different museums

We strongly recommend that you come for a free preliminary site visit to help you prepare.

 

 

 

 

Students can also follow their own learning journey with the help of these downloadable Education Resources for teachers.

Brick Making

A description of the technology , science and history of hand made brick making from the Victorian era to present day.

  • Location: Blists Hill Victorian Town

  • Subjects Covered: History, STEM

  • KS: 2

Download here

Enginuity Challenge  

Questions about the exhibits for students to answer as they go around Enginuity.

  • Location: Enginuity   

  • Subject covered: STEM

  • KS: 2  3  

Download here

Engineering Trail

Looking at the exhibits that explain and illustrate some of the engineering achievements of the past.

  • Location: Blists Hill Victorian Town and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

  • Subjects covered: STEM

  • KS: 3 4 5  

Download here

Jackfield Tile Museum Trail

A fun quiz for students as they explore Jackfield Tile Museum

  • Location: Jackfield Tile Museum

  • Subject Covered: History

  • KS: 2

Download here

The Jubilee Vase

The Jubilee Vase

An outline drawing for students to use to redesign this famous vase.

  • Location: Coalport China Museum

  • Subjects Covered: History, Art

  • KS: 2 3   

Download here

Then & Now

What are the modern day equivalents of these every day Victorian objects?

  • Location: Blists Hill Victorian Town

  • Subject Covered: History, STEM   

  • KS: 1    

Download here

Boy and Swan Fountain

Coalbrookdale trail   

What to look for and history of some of the buildings around the Coalbrookdale site. 

  • Location: Enginuity and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

  • Subject Covered: History

  • KS: 2 3 4 5

Download here

Intaglio Printing        

A guide that explains what Intaglio printing is, an overview of its history and how is it done.

  • Location: Blists Hill Victorian Town
  • Subject Covered:  Art, History  
  • KS: 2 3 4 5    

Download here 

Booking a Visit

Booking a visit is easy:

  • Plan your visit well in advance
  • Decide on a choice of preferred dates and times for your visit
  • Work out approximate numbers
  • Choose the sites that you would like to visit - more details about the Museums are here 
  • Decide if you would like to add an activity or workshop - our workshop programme is here. Check availability with our team on 01952 433970 or by email
  • Find out how much it costs - prices are listed below
  • Download a generic risk assessment here
  • If you need to contact us click here

2018 prices

Summer 2018 Admission prices

     

1 April to 30 September 2018

Student

Adult

Multi site

£11.25

£14.75

Single site

Blists Hill Victorian Town 

£6.70

£9.85

Enginuity

£5.55

£6.90

Coalport China Museum 

£4.10

£5.90

Jackfield Tile Museum 

£4.10

£5.90

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

£4.10

£5.90

Museum of the Gorge 

£2.25

£3.80

Darby Houses

£3.00

£4.45

Museum of Iron and Darby Houses

£5.70

£6.90

Broseley Pipeworks 

£2.75

£4.35

Tar Tunnel 

£1.45

£2.35

Winter 2017/18 Admission Prices

 

     

Until 31 March 2018

Student

Adult

Multi site

£9.85

£11.40

Single site

Blists Hill Victorian Town 

£5.40

£7.70

Enginuity

£5.45

£6.80

Coalport China Museum 

£3.35

£4.65

Jackfield Tile Museum 

£3.35

£4.65

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

£3.35

£4.65

Museum of the Gorge 

£1.70

£4.65

Darby Houses

Closed from 2 October

Museum of Iron and Darby Houses

Closed from 2 October

Broseley Pipeworks 

Closed from 2 October

Tar Tunnel 

Closed from 2 October

 

 

Workshop Prices

 

  Admission included  

Excluding Admission

Adventures in print

£9.00

 

Box -design & 3D print  

£50 per session (18 max)

 Brickmaking  

£1.60 each

Bridging the Gap

£8.95  

Candle dipping

 

£1.30 each

Cantilever challenge

 

£2.00 each

Clay faces

£7.50

 

Clay landscapes

£7.50

£4.65

 

Downhill buggy racer

£8.95  

Electricity Show

 

£1.00 each 

Encaustic tile decoration

 £8.40

 

 Energy show 

 

£1.00 each 

Forces show

 

£1.00 each 

 Innovation challenge 

£8.95 

 

Intaglio printing

 

£85 per session (30 max) 

Laundry

 

£1.00 each 

Machines and robots

 £7.45

 

Medieval Encaustic tiles

 £8.40

 

Mug painting

£7.50

 

Name tag/Key fob design & print 

 

£50 per session (18 max) 

Parachuting Parcels 

£8.95

 

Pewter Casting 

£10.00

 

Pneumatic monsters 

£8.95

 

Power buggy racer

£8.95

 

Rockets

£8.95

 

Roof tile making

 

£1.60 each

Table Tennis Triathlon 

£8.95

 

Transfer Printing

£7.50

 

Tube Line Tile Decorating 

£8.40

 

 

 

Shropshire Education Discounts

SSMS – Shropshire Schools Membership Scheme

SSMS gives greatly reduced admission to all of the Museum sites. There is an annual subscription of 25p per child on the school roll. Once the subscription is paid site visits cost £1.40 per person, per museum visited. There is no reduction to workshop costs.

Membership is open to all organisations associated with education within Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, including state and independent nurseries, schools, colleges and language colleges. Other groups may also be eligible to join:

  • Scouts, Cubs, Brownies and Guide Groups
  • Children’s Homes
  • Care Homes (Catering for both children and adults)
  • Community groups (generally adults) both local authority and voluntary funded
  • After School Clubs and Playschemes
  • WEA
  • Residential Centres
  • Childminders
  • Home Educated groups

Groups with a more changeable membership - Scouts etc - pay a fixed subscription of £25 per year.

The SSMS Membership card must be shown at each visit. We ask that you book your visits in advance.

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?

The Education discount is only available to pre booked groups.  Workshops, shows and other activities can be booked many weeks in advance so contact us as early as possible to reserve your dates and avoid disappointment.

Do I need to book a lunch space?

There are outdoor picnic spaces at or close to all sites. Indoor spaces for eating packed lunches are limited - we pre-book half hour slots in those spaces.

You can pre-book take-away fish & chips from the Fried Fish Dealers.  You can pre-book when you book your visit. We cook in beef fat so these fish & chips aren't suitable for vegetarian.

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?

Yes and we recommend that you do. We'll give you a free preliminary visit for 2 adults.  Just let us know when you want to come and we'll send you the ticket.

Do you provide risk assessments?

There is a generic site visit Risk Assessment available to download here

Specific workshop Risk Assessments will be given to you when you book a session.

Is there parking available?

All sites have free parking for coaches onsite or adjacent to the entrance.

Can I cancel the booking?

Site visits can be cancelled any time before the visit date.

Visits with workshops or shows require 48 hours notice of any cancellation or significant change of numbers. When there is less than 48 hours notice we reserve the right to charge full costs.

Terms and Conditions for education bookings

Education groups must consist of at least 8 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 8 students. Any additional accompanying adults pay the discounted adult price above.

Children aged under five are admitted free of charge.

Adults accompanying children requiring 1:1 support are admitted free.

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. 

Once you have all the details for your school visit you need to download the Booking Form, fill it in and send it to back to us.

  • Email: education@ironbridge.org.uk
  • Education Department, The Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DQ
  • Tel: 01952 433 970
  • Fax: 01952 432 204