His Majesty The King to continue his Royal Patronage of IGMT

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

As Prince of Wales, His Majesty The King became Royal Patron of the Trust, a heritage conservation and education charity, in September 1979.

He has visited the Trust’s museums a number of times. In July 1979 he officially opened Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and attended a celebration of the bi-centenary of the Iron Bridge; in May 1989 he officially opened the Museum of the River, now known as the Museum of the Gorge; in February 2001 he visited Coalport China Museum; and most recently, in September 2012, he unveiled the refurbished Boy and Swan Fountain in Coalbrookdale.

Mark Pemberton, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, said: “We are delighted that His Majesty The King will continue as Royal Patron of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. Considering the considerable commitments that the King maintains it is an indication of the significance of Ironbridge that he has agreed to continue to support us. I am very grateful that the affiliation of His Majesty with the museum will continue.”

HRH Prince Charles at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron in July 1979

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