Ironbridge News

Find out about our latest news, grants and other articles, straight from the Gorge.

Fashion Through The Ages catwalk show

04/06/2024

On Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2024, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust will host its second annual fashion show, taking fashionistas and historical costume fans on a 500-year journey through fashion history.

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His Majesty The King to continue his Royal Patronage of IGMT

13/05/2024

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is delighted to announce that His Majesty The King has chosen to continue his Royal Patronage of the Trust.

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From Stars to Cells: The Life of Iron - new temporary exhibition for 2024

24/04/2024

From 24 April until 1 December 2024, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust will host a new free temporary exhibition exploring the science of iron. ‘From Stars to Cells: The Life of Iron’, curated by the heritage conservation and education charity in partnership with Keele University, and supported by ACE, will take visitors on a journey from iron’s origins in space billions of years ago through to its use by humankind and in the Ironbridge Gorge. A highlight will be a decorative bead from ancient Egypt, on loan from University College London and exhibited outside London for the very first time.

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Association of Leading Visitor Attractions announces annual visitor figures to UK attractions

18/03/2024

Association of Leading Visitor Attractions announces annual visitor figures to UK attractions

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Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust announces new PhD studentship exploring the identity of Telford and the Ironbridge Gorge

29/02/2024

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and Keele University, in partnership with the University of Manchester, are pleased to announce a new PhD studentship funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The PhD will explore the identity of Telford and the Ironbridge Gorge from the new town’s launch in 1968 up to the present day.

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IHSO Project seeks consultant to carry out survey of England’s industrial heritage sites

21/02/2024

Historic England has awarded funding to the Industrial Heritage Support Officer for England (IHSO) project to commission a new survey of the circa 600 industrial heritage sites in England that are open to the public. Applications are now open for consultants to apply to carry out the survey.

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IGMT celebrates 150th anniversary of Craven Dunnill tile factory

19/02/2024

IGMT celebrates 150th anniversary of Craven Dunnill tile factory

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IGMT partners with Bloomberg Connects on new digital guide to Jackfield Tile Museum 

14/02/2024

This February half term Jackfield Tile Museum is launching a new free visitor guide created in partnership with Bloomberg Connects.

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Programme announced for L.T.C. Rolt - Life, Work Legacy

07/02/2024

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the writer and biographer LTC Rolt, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has partnered with academics from Keele University to organise a conference on 10 May 2024 to celebrate his life and the continuing legacy of his work. This follows the completion, in August 2023, of the cataloguing and digitisation of the Rolt Collection of manuscripts and working papers. The conference programme has now been announced.

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The Museum of the Gorge reopens

31/01/2024

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is pleased to announce that the Museum of the Gorge in Ironbridge is now open following essential conservation work. Visitors to the museum, a former warehouse used…

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IGMT completes catalogue of papers of LTC Rolt and announces May 2024 conference in partnership with Keele University to mark the 50th anniversary of his death

23/10/2023

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the writer and biographer LTC Rolt, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has partnered with academics from Keele University to organise a conference on 10…

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Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust partners with Windrush Generation Telford & Wrekin on new display for Black History Month

02/10/2023

During October, for Black History Month, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has collaborated with Windrush Generation Telford & Wrekin…

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Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust invites the public to share their ideas for the future use of the Museum of the Gorge

01/09/2023

On 14 September, from 2pm-6pm, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is opening the Museum of the Gorge for an afternoon and inviting the public to share their…

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SEVERN ARTS EXHIBITION RETURNING TO JACKFIELD'S 'FOOTPRINT GALLERY'

26/05/2023

The Severn Art exhibition returns for it's 8th year.

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The Coronation of HM The King

06/05/2023

Trustees, staff and volunteers of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust send their best wishes to King Charles III who is crowned today.

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Advanced notice of filming at Blists Hill Victorian Town

05/04/2023

Advanced notice of disruption at Blists Hill Victorian Town

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A Victorian Spring Clean

03/03/2023

Coal fires for heat and oil lamps for lighting meant that spring cleaning was a necessity for the house-proud Victorians.

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Blists Hill Victorian Town on The Apprentice

23/02/2023

The historic Ironbridge Gorge was the star of the small screen tonight as contestants from the latest episode of hit BBC One show The Apprentice headed to Blists Hill Victorian Town.

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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain! To Visit Enginuity This Summer

24/01/2023

The popular 'Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain!' stage show is set to visit Enginuity this summer, on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th August.

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THE IRONBRIDGE GORGE GOES INTERGALACTIC THIS FEBRUARY HALF TERM

10/01/2023

THE IRONBRIDGE GORGE GOES INTERGALACTIC THIS FEBRUARY HALF TERM From star-gazing in Coalbrookdale to a trip to the moon, Victorian style, visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge are in for an out of this…

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IGMT Installs Cutting Edge Technology To Reduce Electricity Consumption

01/12/2022

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is trialling cutting edge energy saving equipment at it's Coalbrookdale Headquarters, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, which will reduce the site's…

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Charles Peskin's Historic Diaries to be Digitised

23/11/2022

Work has begun on the digitisation of historically significant 'The Peskin Diaries'.

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Historic Gates at Jackfield Tile Museum Restored by Shropshire Based Businesses

10/11/2022

This time last year we were marvelling at the freshly conserved painted facade at Jackfield Tile Museum; this year we're admiring our new gates!

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Museum Trust Welcomes £2.2 Million in Funding Over The Next Three Year

04/11/2022

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust will receive £2.2 million in funding over the next three years following an announcement by Arts Council England today.

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Christmas Craft Workshops at Ironbridge Valley of Invention

31/10/2022

Exercise your creative flair this festive season with Christmas craft workshops throughout the Ironbridge Valley of Invention.

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Conservation Continues on Coalbrookdale's Boy & Swan Fountain

21/10/2022

The landmark restoration of Coalbrookdale's famous Boy & Swan Fountain is progressing, under the leadership of specialist metalwork conservator, Peter Meehan.Peter is the owner of the Much Wenlock…

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Applications Open for Fully-Funded PhD Research Project

21/10/2022

Applications to take part in a unique fully-funded PhD research project to examine the links between art and industry in the West Midlands have opened this week with applications being welcomed from…

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Blists Hill Victorian Town Amongst UKs Top Open Air Museums

06/10/2022

Blists Hill Victorian Town has today been named as one of the UKs best open air museums by The Times and The Sunday Times.

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See Coalbrookdale's Boy & Swan Fountain Conserved

03/10/2022

Coalbrookdale's iconic Boy & Swan fountain has been temporarily relocated to a workshop within Engniuity, where it will be conserved by specialists over the next two weeks.

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Christmas Arrives at Ironbridge Valley Of Invention

26/09/2022

We're delighted to announce our Christmas Programme for 2022.

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Kids Eat Free at Ironbridge This October

20/09/2022

Younger visitors to Blists Hill Victorian Town & Coalbrookdale can eat for free next month as the museum launches its ‘Kids Eat Free’ scheme ahead of the October half term.

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October Half Term Programme At Ironbridge Valley Of Invention

12/09/2022

This October Half Term we're embracing everything spooky about Ironbridge Valley of Invention. With Halloween themed events spanning all of our museums, there'll be something for everyone to get involved in between 22 - 30 October.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

08/09/2022

Trustees, staff & volunteers at The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Secret Severn Arts Exhibition Returns to Jackfield's Footprint Gallery

29/08/2022

The Secret Severn Art Exhibition returns to Jackfield Tile Museum; showcasing work from local artists and creatives.

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Make your Visit Extra Special

25/08/2022

Have-a-go on us! As the summer holidays draw to a close we're giving everyone visiting Blists Hill Victorian Town a little treat - enjoy a free activity each time you visit before 4 September. What…

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Pit Ponies to visit Blists Hill Victorian Town

15/08/2022

Two Pit Ponies will be visiting Blists Hill Victorian Town on selected days over the Summer.

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Meet the UK’s last clay tobacco pipemaker

27/07/2022

24 year old Oliver Meeson will be demonstrating his heritage craft skills at Broseley Pipeworks this summer.

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The Darby Houses Reopen

25/07/2022

The former homes of Coalbrookdale's Quaker Ironmasters have reopened to the public today (Monday 25th July).

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Gallopers Return to Blists Hill Victorian Town

14/07/2022

We're pleased to announce that the popular Gallopers will be returning to Blists Hill Victorian Town, until Sunday 4th September.

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Queen's Baton Relay To Stop At Blists Hill Victorian Town

05/07/2022

We're thrilled to welcome the Queen's Baton Relay to Blists Hill Victorian Town as part of its epic journey across the Commonwealth.

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2022 Events Programme Announced

27/06/2022

Plan your year of days out with our newly announced summer events programme for Blists Hill Victorian Town!

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Launch of The PASS PLUS

27/06/2022

We’re delighted to announce the launch of two new ticketing options.

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Volunteers' Valuable Contribution

31/05/2022

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust would like to express it's gratitude to the volunteers who make a valuable contribution to the Trust, this Volunteers Week.

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The Costume Project Delivers For Lanhydrock

11/05/2022

The Costume Project's team of talented costume interpreters deliver new costumes for the National Trust's Lanhydrock Estate.

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Monument Trail Celebrates 50 Years of World Heritage Sites

18/04/2022

Today, Monday 18 April, is the 50th anniversary of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We're marking this occasion with a family-friendly trail around some of the key monuments in the Ironbridge…

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Heroes of History Activities for May Half-term

15/05/2017

Discover more about your favourite heroes of history, engineering and sport during the spring half term, 27 May – 4 June

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