Discovery time – Fire up the fun with hands-on science and engineering

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Stretch your imagination... 

...with experiments designed to open minds, unleash potential and inspire the trailblazing engineers of tomorrow. Young visitors enjoy a chance to explore independently.

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

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


  • Discover how a blast furnace works, in our brand new interactive experience
  • Find out how water power is used – warning: you may get wet!
  • Test yourself on our new table top experiments, and 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


  • Take some time out in our book corner and read all about engineers, bridges and scientists
  • For families with babies and toddlers, as well as those with additional needs, Bright Sparks Sensory Room is the perfect place for a little ‘time out’
  • Find out if you have the energy to pull a loco along a track



To help you get the most out of your visit to Ironbridge Valley of Invention, we’ve created three tailored itineraries to ensure you have the best experience of our sites in the Ironbridge Gorge.

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Discover the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site


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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
6th Nov – 23rd Dec 2023 Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm
27th Dec 2023 – 7th Jan 2024 Monday to Sunday, 10am-4pm
8th – 21st Jan 2024 Closed
22nd Jan – 11th Feb 2024 Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm

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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