Broseley Pipeworks

Pipe dream – Enter a real-life time capsule of clay tobacco pipemakers

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walk into one of the last...

...clay tobacco pipe factories and see it as it was left when it finally closed its doors in the 1950s - discover how this small village became known across the world.

28 July-10 September 2022, Thursday & Saturday only. Pre-booked tours only at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm or 3.30pm. Broseley Pipeworks is closed at all other times.

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

  • Disabled toilets
  • Ladies & Gents toilets
  • Shopping available
  • Guide dogs only


  • See the stunning, and very long, Churchwarden & Dutch Long Straw pipes
  • Explore the factory on a guided tour
  • Catch the video showing the skill of a clay tobacco pipemaker

Already have one of our great value PASSes? Click here to book your free guided tour.

Opening times

Opening times
Dates Opening times
4th Apr – 9th Oct 2022 Thursday & Saturday, 10am-5pm (28 July – 10 September only)*
10th Oct – 31st Dec 2022 Closed (from 11 September onwards)

In 2022 Broseley Pipeworks can be visited, on a pre-booked guided tour, on Thursdays & Saturdays at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm or 3.30pm, from 28 July until 10 September only. It is closed at all other times.

See our opening times page for other attraction times.


The postcode for Broseley Pipeworks is TF12 5LX

See our directions page for further details.

Is there a cashpoint?

You can withdraw money from our free-to-use cash machine at Blists Hill Victorian Town or from the Co-op in Ironbridge town or on Ironbridge Road in Broseley



Can I bring my dog?

Assistance dogs are welcome to visit with you, other dogs are welcome at Blists Hill Victorian Town only

How long will my visit last?

We suggest a visit to Broseley Pipeworks will take at about 1 hour.

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 anything for kids to do?

Kids will enjoy exploring the weird and wonderful rooms in this old factory during their tour.

Children must be accompanied by an adult whilst visiting.

Is the attraction suitable for visitors with disabilities?

  • The Pipeworks has limited access for wheelchair users
  • There is a car park next to the Pipeworks, with a gravel surface
  • The Pipeworks in on multiple levels via steep stairways
  • Ask at reception for the best route if you are using a wheelchair
  • There is an accessible toilet at this museum
  • There is not a lift at this museum