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We only sell our best value Annual Passports online. Single attraction tickets are available on the gate.

Family (1 Adult + up to 4 children)

This ticket offers daytime admission to all of the open museums for a family of 1 adult + up to 4 children (aged 5-16 incl). Annual Passport Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of first use.

Price £51.00

Family Annual Pass (2 Adults + up to 4 children)

This ticket offers daytime admission to all of the open museums for a family of 2 adults + up to 4 children (aged 5-16 incl). Annual Passport Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of first use.

Price £82.00

Adult

Daytime admission to all of the open museums valid for 12 months from the date of first use.

Price £31.00

Child/Student

Daytime admission to all of the open museums valid for 12 months from the date of first use for children aged 5-16 (incl), or people in full time education.

Price £20.00

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Help & FAQs

Please find answers to common questions from visitors below.

What have the Museum done to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission?

We have made a number of changes and improvements to how we operate to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. This includes:

  • reducing the amount of touch points on site
  • introducing one ways systems on site where required
  • an enhanced cleaning regime throughout the museums
  • where appropriate staff will wear PPE such as face masks or gloves
  • signage has been updated to remind visitors and staff to wash their hands
  • hygiene screens have been added to counters and at till points
  • new hand sanitiser points have been installed around the museums
  • social distancing markers are in place
  • pre-booking has been introduced with hourly timed admission windows to limit on-site capacity
  • contactless payments are encouraged
  • access to indoor spaces has been assessed and we have adjusted entry to some exhibits
  • all of our staff have been trained in our new policies and protocols

We are following UK Government guidelines and may be amending these measures as and when the guidelines change.

Do I have to wear a face covering?

Visitors will be required to wear a face covering at all times when indoors, including retail areas, exhibition spaces & galleries, Victorian exhibits and Christmas Grottos.

Visitors will also be required to wear a face covering at the Fried Fish Dealers at Blists Hill Victorian Town as there isn’t space for indoor eating. Face coverings do not need to be worn in other catering outlets.

People who are already exempt from the existing face covering obligations, such as an underlying health condition, will continue to be exempt from these new obligations.

Should I visit if I don't feel well?

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all visitors and staff we respectfully ask you to remain at home if you, or any member of your party, is feeling unwell. 

Do I Pay for Parking?

There is an hourly parking charge in museum-owned car parks. Tariffs are displayed in all car parks. All machines are card-only and you pay on exit. Income generate from car parking helps us to carry out our twin charitable aims of education and heritage conservation.

Is there a cash point or Bureau de Change in Ironbridge?

There is a free cash point in the Entrance Building at Blists Hill Victorian Town and at the Co-op in Ironbridge.

Ironbridge Post Office can be found in the Chemist in the Square - money can be withdrawn over the counter and there is also a Euro foreign exchange service.  

Does the Annual Passport ticket really last for a year?

Annual Passport Tickets allow unlimited daytime visits to each of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, during normal opening hours, for 12 months. For full terms and conditions click here.

Can I bring my dog?

We love to see dogs at Blists Hill Victorian Town. They’re welcome to visit with you so long as they’re kept on their leads. Sadly, we can’t let them inside any exhibits with food or our eating places

Assistance Dogs are welcome at all sites.  

 

What is there for my children to do?

During most school holidays there are family-friendly activities across many of the Museums. At Coalport China Museum and Jackfield Tile Museum you can get creative at drop-in ceramic workshops.  Design and make workshops and interactive shows are held at Enginuity and there are themed drop-in activities and trails at Blists Hill Victorian Town.  Check out the Events Calendar for full details.

Throughout the year children will especially enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town where there are many family-friendly activities including a Victorian Fairground and Horse & Carriage rides in the summer.  There’s a dedicated Family Gallery at Coalport China Museum with fun themed-activities.  Enginuity is ideal for children of all ages with lots of interactive exhibits and games to engage children's interest.

Children must be accompanied by an adult whilst visiting.

Are the Museums suitable for visitors with disabilities?

Whilst all sites have some form of access for visitors with disabilities, some are more accessible than others. Please view more detailed information here. Alternatively call Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre on 01952 433 424.

Where can I stay?

There are many hotels, B&Bs, guest houses and campsites within a few miles of the Museums. You can visit www.discovertelford.co.uk​ or www.shropshiretourism.info for full accommodation listings.

 

What can we do if it rains?

The Museum sites are indoors, except for Blists Hill Victorian Town, which means there is plenty to see, even on a wet day.

 

How long does a visit last?

There are ten Museums to visit so you will need a couple of days to see them all.  These are our recommended visit times:

Blists Hill Victorian Town 3+ hours
Coalport China Museum 1.5 hours
Tar Tunnel 20 minutes
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron 1.5 hours
Darby Houses 1 hour
Enginuity 2 hours
Iron Bridge & Tollhouse 30 minutes
Museum of The Gorge 45 minutes
Jackfield Tile Museum 1.5 hours
Broseley Pipeworks 1 hour 

Is there a discount for a group visit?

We offer reduced admission rates for groups of fifteen people or more. Group leaders and coach driver are given free admission.  More details about group visits can be found here.

Who do I contact about educational visits to the Museum?

The Museum’s Education Department can offer advice on all aspects of making an educational visit. More details about educational visits can be found here.