How to get here

The Ironbridge Gorge is in Shropshire, 5 miles (8km) south of Telford Town Centre and is well signposted on all major roads.



Exit M54 junctions 4 or 6. Follow the brown and white tourism signs for Ironbridge Gorge.

There are three approach roads into the Ironbridge Gorge. Take the appropriate route for the museum of your choice:


Most visitors choose to drive from one Museum to another. There is parking at, or near to, each of the Museum sites and car parking charges apply at all sites.

It is possible to walk from one museum to another but the geography of the Gorge means there are some steep climbs. There are also sections of the route that don't have footpaths so some road-walking is necessary.

The Ironbridge Gorge is a beautiful wooded valley and there are some lovely walks to be found here - buy a copy of our Walking Guide in all museum gift shops.

Ironbridge Park & Ride and Gorge Connect services link many of the museums and operate on many weekends during the summer holidays. For all information about these services including timetables visit

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Here is a list of the postcodes for our museums to use on your sat-nav or phone:

Museum Postcodes
Museum Postcode
Blists Hill Victorian Town TF7 5UD
Enginuity TF8 7DQ
Tar Tunnel TF8 7HT
Jackfield Tile Museum TF8 7LJ
Coalport China Museum TF8 7HT
Broseley Pipeworks TF12 5LX
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron TF8 7DQ
Darby Houses TF8 7EW
The Old Furnace TF8 7DQ
The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse TF8 7JP
Museum of the Gorge TF8 7NH


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Enginuity: ///another.rucksack.makes

Tar Tunnel: ///proofread.snapped.fidgeting

Jackfield Tile Museum: /// segregate.translate.reception

Coalport China Museum: ///bells.influence.improves

Broseley Pipeworks: ///importers.ringers.honestly

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron: ///chart.dynamics.paintings

Darby Houses: ///surnames.trample.clashes

The Old Furnace: ///ghosts.solving.winemaker

The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse: ///plodded.translate.loopholes

Museum of The Gorge: ///trudges.emphasis.scrolled

Coalbrookdale Gallery: ///mailer.waddle.dynasties

Library & Archive: ///blueberry.lizard.power

The Furnace Kitchen: ///asserts.caravans.removed

The Covered Bays: ///decorator.warnings.collects

Bedlam Furnaces: ///cats.vampire.chap

There is car parking at, or near to, each of the museums.

We use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) at all of our Museum-owned car parks. We record the registration numbers of vehicles entering and leaving a site and calculate a charge based on the length of stay. The tariff is £1.50 per hour up to a maximum of £6. There is a 30 minute free period to allow pick-up & drop-off.

PASS PLUS holders can park in any IGMT car park for free during their daytime visit. Simply show your PASS PLUS at the front desk when you arrive at any of our sites to receive a free parking voucher. T&Cs apply.

You can pay for parking with a debit/credit card at machines on-site or online within 48 hours of your visit.

All vehicles entering these car parks will be subject to charges including motorbikes, coaches & campervans. Blue Badge holders -  please ask at Front of House for how you can receive free parking when you visit.

Charges apply 24 hours a day except at Coalport China Museum where free overnight parking is available (6pm-8am).

Our car park charges are managed by Park with Ease. Park with Ease will enforce parking charges and will issue fixed penalty notices in the event of non-payment.

Museum of The Gorge, Station Yard, the Square, Waterloo Street and Dale End Park car parks are Local Authority Pay & Display car parks and a separate ticket is required.

Motorhome parking is available at all museums, excluding Broseley Pipeworks.

Park and Ride

Ironbridge Park & Ride and Gorge Connect services link many of the museums and operate on many weekends during the summer. For all information about these services including timetables visit

The postcode for Ironbridge Park & Ride is TF4 3XH

By Bus

There are limited services from Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury and Telford. Check or for details and timetables.

The Number 4 bus from Telford Town stops at Madeley, a 20 minute walk from Blists Hill Victorian Town. This is the closest bus to use if visiting Blists Hill. Please note that timetables change at short notice and it is very important that you check your route before travelling.

The Tourist Information Centre will be happy to help on 01952 433424.

Ironbridge Park & Ride and Gorge Connect services link many of the museums and operate on many weekends during the summer holidays. For all information about these services including timetables visit

By Train

Telford Central railway station is about 6 miles (9km) north of the Ironbridge Gorge. Local bus services and taxis are available outside the station.

See National Rail or Trainline for details.


By Bicycle

The Ironbridge Gorge is well-connected to the National Cycle Network Route 45 & 55. For more information visit

By Air

Birmingham Airport is the largest airport in the Midlands and offers hundreds of flights to destinations worldwide. It is less than an hour from the Ironbridge Gorge. Visit for details of arrival and departure times.

By Motorhome

We welcome Motorhomes at most of our sites. Broseley Pipeworks only has a small car park, so is not suitable for Motorhomes. None of our car parks have height barriers.

Motorhomes can park over multiple bays, but we request that they respect other users and park as efficiently as possible, as some of our car parks have limited spaces.

Some of the roads around the Gorge are narrow and uneven, so care should be taken, however the roads are used by coaches and buses so should be suitable for most motorhomes.

Please note that local authority car parks in the Gorge charge for the number of bays used. Standard parking charges apply at Museum car parks.

Motorhomes can be parked in most Council car parks. Check local notices for details and advice.