The decorative ironwork found in the centre of the world's first Iron Bridge in Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire. The design features a central circle, surrounded by flowing loops and neighboured by railing. The central section is adorned with the type 'ERECTED 1779'.

The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse

Stand on top of the world's first iron bridge

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FOLLOW IN historic footsteps AS YOU VISIT ONE of the world’s great bridges

This magnificent monument stands as one of the greatest symbols of the place where the Industrial Revolution began, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge.

Since its construction in 1779 tourists have flocked to marvel at the extraordinary structure that dominates the small town which takes its name. 

Visit the Iron Bridge Tollhouse where those who wanted to cross the bridge would have to pay their fare.

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

  • Shopping available
  • Guide dogs only

Snap a selfie at this world-famous icon. Enjoy a riverside walk in this lush green setting and take in the stunning views of the River Severn valley.

Visit the exhibition in the Iron Bridge Tollhouse and how and why the famous bridge was built.


There is available parking in the Station Yard 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. 


To help you get the most out of your visit to Ironbridge Valley of Invention, we’ve created three tailored itineraries to help guide you around our sites in the UNESCO World Heritage Site 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
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 The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse is TF8 7JP

See our directions page for further details.

a world first

  • Stand on top of the Iron Bridge and enjoy the views
  • Visit the original Tollhouse
  • Walk underneath the Iron Bridge and admire the amazing craftsmanship
  • Pose for a family photo in front of a global icon

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The Iron Bridge Tollhouse Gift Shop

Our shop within the Toll House on the iron bridge offers a range of souvenirs and gifts. From postcards to t-towels, jigsaws to clothing we have a range of products that celebrate the spectacular iron bridge. The shop is open daily from 10am until 5pm.

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