Museum of the Gorge

The Museum of the Gorge is now open!

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Come and see the Museum of the Gorge following major conservation and restoration work. 

Find out about the history of the building, a former warehouse used to transport goods by river during the Industrial Revolution. Learn about the essential conservation work that has been carried out to help preserve it. See a selection of reproductions of historic maps of Shropshire from the Patricia Bracegirdle Collection, which show the development of the county, its transport systems and its towns during the Industrial Revolution. 

You can also find out about and buy tickets and annual passes for all the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust's museums.

The conservation and repair work at the Museum of the Gorge has been made possible with the generous support of: 

  • Historic England
  • National Heritage Memorial Fund 
  • Aslackby Trust 
  • Coral Samuel Charitable Trust 
  • Edith Murphy Foundation 
  • Garthewynion Charities (The Margaret Owen Trust) 
  • The Grimmitt Trust 
  • The Headley Trust 
  • The Rowlands Trust 
  • Sabina Sutherland Charitable Trust 
  • The Walker Trust 

We look forward to welcoming you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge. 

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

  • Guide dogs only


There is available parking in the Wharfage Car Park. This is a Local Authority Pay & Display car park so a separate ticket is required.

Free parking for PASS PLUS and Friends is only available at museum car parks so does not apply for this car park. Find out more.

Walk from the Museum of the Gorge to three of our museums

We have created three walking routes departing from the Museum of the Gorge that guide you through the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge to the Darby Houses, Blists Hill Victorian Town and Broseley Pipeworks. Find out more here


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

See our opening times page for other attraction times.


The postcode for Museum of the Gorge is TF8 7NH

See our directions page for further details.

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