Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Get closer to the material that made the modern world

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Is iron the greatest material ever made?

Find out how iron, and particularly Coalbrookdale iron, changed the world.

Marvel at exquisite art castings that decorated homes and buildings around the world. See functional cookware that transformed people's everyday lives. 

Extend your experience with a visit to our free temporary exhibition, From Stars To Cells: The Life Of Iron, in the Coalbrookdale Gallery.

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

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

Parking

PASS PLUS holders and Friends can park in our Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and Enginuity car parks for free during their daytime visit by validating their PASS PLUS at the front desk when they arrive. Find out more. 

EXPERIENCE IRONBRIDGE YOUR WAY

We have created an audio descriptive guide that you can use during your visit to Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Find out more here.

To help you get the most out of your visit to Ironbridge Valley of Invention, we’ve created three tailored itineraries to guide you around our museums in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge.

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INTRODUCING IRONBRIDGE

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Discover the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site

GET INVOLVED

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Hands-on fun and interactive experiences

BE INSPIRED

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Explore our awe-inspiring collections 

DISCOVER INNOVATION

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Step in to the historical heart of Ironbridge

Opening times

Opening times
Dates Opening times
22nd Jul – 1st Sep 2024 Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
2nd – 29th Sep 2024 Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
30th Sep – 25th Oct 2024 Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm
26th Oct – 3rd Nov 2024 Monday to Sunday, 10am-4pm

All museums are closed 24, 25 & 26 December.

See our opening times page for other attraction times.

Directions

The postcode for Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron is TF8 7DQ

See our directions page for further details.

CAST-IRON CRAZY

  • 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

BIRTHPLACE OF INDUSTRY

  • 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

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The Furnace Kitchen

Restaurant serving a contemporary range of British & European cuisine.

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Museum of Iron Gift Shop

Offering a wide range of cast iron products; with products cast by us in our own Foundry. We also offer a range of souvenirs and gifts and a selection of books relevant to the local area and history of the site. The shop is open daily from 10am until 5pm and is accessible without paying admission to the museum.

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