Fire up the fun with hands-on science and engineering

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Stretch your CHILD'S imagination... 

...with interactive science and engineering activities and experiments that they can explore independently. A sure-fire way to fire their imagination and inspire the trailblazing engineers of tomorrow. 

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

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

have a go! 

  • Discover how a blast furnace works in our interactive experience
  • Find out how water power is used – warning: you may get wet!
  • Test your knowledge on our new table-top experiments
  • Learn about the very first electric car, which was made here at Coalbrookdale
  • Take our Fairy Tale Adventure Challenge and design a way for storybook characters to cross the River Severn
  • Find out if you have the energy required to pull a locomotive along a track
  • Take some quiet time in our book corner to read about engineers, bridges and scientists
  • For families with babies, toddlers and young people with additional needs, Bright Sparks Sensory Room is the perfect place for a little ‘time out'



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 sites in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge.

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Hands-on fun and interactive experiences


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Explore our awe-inspiring collections 



Step in to the historical heart of Ironbridge

Opening times

Opening times
Dates Opening times
19th Feb – 22nd Mar 2024 Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm
23rd Mar – 7th Apr 2024 Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
8th Apr – 21st Jul 2024 Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
22nd Jul – 1st Sep 2024 Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

All museums are closed 24, 25 & 26 December.

See our opening times page for other attraction times.


The postcode for Enginuity is TF8 7DQ

See our directions page for further details.

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The Furnace Kitchen

Restaurant serving a contemporary range of British & European cuisine.

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Enginuity Gift Shop

Our shop has a range of toys and children’s books available as well as a range of delicious confectionary. Whether you are looking to have fun with marbles, get creative, learn about Science or solve a puzzle we have something for all. The shop is open daily from 10am until 5pm and is accessible without paying admission to the museum.

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