Access Information

Most of the museums have good levels of access for all visitors.

We suggest you have a look at the site access guides included below for further, detailed information. Alternatively, call the Visitor Information Centre on 01952 433 424 or to discuss the best way to enjoy your visit.

Disabled visitors pay the standard admission charge, one accompanying person is admitted free of charge.

Blists Hill victorian town

  • Blists Hill Victorian Town has good accessibility for all visitors
  • Blue Badge parking is adjacent to the Entrance
  • There is a lift in the main entrance building
  • There are ramps and dropped curbs in the Town 
  • Accessible toilets in the Entrance and Forest Glen Refreshment Pavilion
  • Due to the nature of the historic buildings some areas are not accessible for visitors with limited mobility
  • There is a steep hill in the middle of the Town - use the incline lift to avoid the slope
  • An alternative exit from the Town is available - ask on arrival
  • Download the Blists Hill Victorian Town Access Guide here (PDF)

coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Coalport China Museum

  • Blue Badge parking close to the museum with a ramp in to the Entrance
  • Coalport China Museum is on multiple levels with a lift between floors
  • Parts of the museum are outdoors with cobbled yards
  • There is an accessible toilet here
  • There are many tactile exhibits around the museum as well as 'talk boxes' using spoken interpretation
  • Download the Coalport China Museum Access Guide here (PDF)

Jackfield Tile Museum

  • Jackfield Tile Museum is on many levels and several buildings, with a lift in the main museum building and Fusion
  • Blue Badge parking is close to the entrance
  • There is an accessible toilet here
  • Parts of the museum are outdoors with cobbled yards
  • Download the Jackfield Tile Museum Access Guide here (PDF)


  • Enginuity has good access for all
  • The exhibition is mainly on one level with a lift to the mezzanine gallery
  • There are accessible toilets here
  • Exhibits are multi-sensory
  • This is a noisy environment with frequent loud sounds
  • Download the Enginuity Access Guide here (PDF)

Darby Houses

  • Darby Houses have limited access to wheelchair users
  • They are approached via a steep hill. If approaching from the Museum of Iron, it is suggested that you park in the small car park to the side of the Houses. Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis
  • Ramps give access to the ground floor of both houses
  • Dale House is on one level
  • There is an accessible toilet here
  • Rosehill House is on two floors. There isn't a lift to upper floor
  • Paths between houses are mixed surface including gravel
  • Guides are available to talk to visitors about the houses
  • Download the Darby Houses Access Guide here (PDF)

The iron bridge Tollhouse

  • There is easy access to the Tollhouse from the local council Pay & Display car park via a ramp
  • There is a small doorsill at the Entrance to the Tollhouse
  • The Tollhouse is on two floors. There isn't a lift to the upper floor
  • Copies of information panels used in the upper floor exhibition are available on the ground floor
  • Download the Iron Bridge Tollhouse Access Guide here (PDF)

Tar Tunnel

  • 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

Broseley Pipeworks

  • The Pipeworks has limited access for wheelchair users
  • There is a car park with a gravel surface next to the Entrance
  • The Pipeworks in on multiple levels accessed via steep, narrow staircases
  • There is an accessible toilet here
  • There is not a lift here

Museum of The Gorge

  • The Museum of The Gorge is on one level (ground level)
  • There is a tarmac-surfaced car park adjacent to the museum (managed by Telford & Wrekin Council where standard tariffs apply)
  • There is an accessible toilet in the block in the car park

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