Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Magnificent metal – Get closer to the material that makes our world

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Is iron the greatest material ever made?

  • Find out how iron, and particularly Coalbrookdale iron, changed the course of the world 
  • See stunning exhibits, exquisite art castings and functional cookware all made from iron 
  • Take a break at the Furnace Kitchen, now open for all visitors

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

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

Opening times

Opening times
Dates Opening times
4th Apr – 9th Oct 2022 Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
10th Oct – 31st Dec 2022 Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm

See our opening times page for other attraction times.


The postcode for Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron is TF8 7DQ

See our directions page for further details.


  • Be wowed by the stunning ‘Eagle Slayer’ statue
  • See exhibits from the legendary Great Exhibition of 1851
  • Enjoy a picnic on the Green by the Boy & Swan Fountain
  • Snap a selfie with one of the life-sized dogs on the impressive Deerhound Table


  • Step inside Abraham Darby’s original Old Furnace
  • Hear the Clock Tower bell chime every hour, on the hour
  • Take in the view from the top floor of the Museum of Iron

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.

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 Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron will take at about 1 ½ hours.

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?

There’s a great family trail around the Coalbrookdale site to follow, pick it up from reception on arrival.

Is the Museum suitable for visitors with disabilities?

  • Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron is on three floors, all of which are accessible by a passenger lift.
  • Accessible parking is next to the museum.
  • There is an accessible toilet on site.
  • There are many tactile objects around the museum,  that all are welcome to touch
  • Ask at reception for the best route if you are using a wheelchair
  • Please download an Access Guide Here


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The Furnace Kitchen

New restaurant serving a contemporary range of British & European cuisine.

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