Darby Houses

Explore the homes of the Coalbrookdale Ironmasters

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a Dynasty of Ironfounders – the homes that the Darbys built

Take the short walk from Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron up the hill to the beautiful Darby Houses, former homes to the Darby family.

Rosehill House, built in 1738, and Dale House, built in 1717, sit on the hillside overlooking Coalbrookdale.

2024 opening times

The Darby Houses are open on selected dates throughout the summer. See Opening Times opposite.

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

  • Guide dogs only

Wander around Rosehill House as if it’s 1850 and get a glimpse of an Industrialist’s life.

See family heirlooms in the very rooms that they were originally used.


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


Walk to the Darby Houses from the Museum of the Gorge 

We have created three walking routes that guide you through the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge between the Museum of the Gorge and three of our other museums, including the Darby Houses. To find out how to visit the Darby Houses on foot, click here


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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, 11am-3pm
2nd – 29th Sep 2024 Saturday & Sunday, 11am-3pm
30th Sep – 25th Oct 2024 Closed
26th Oct – 3rd Nov 2024 Closed

Dale House will open from 12noon on the following Sundays:
31 March, 28 April, 26 May, 30 June, 28 July, 25 August & 29 September.



See our opening times page for other attraction times.


The postcode for Darby Houses is TF8 7EW

See our directions page for further details.

Don't Miss...

  • Dressing up in period costume at Rosehill House
  • Enjoy the stunning view of Coalbrookdale from every floor
  • Take a look at Abraham Darby III’s original desk in Dale House
  • See family memorabilia, including costume and letters

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