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

Pioneering steps – Tread on history at the world’s first iron bridge

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Stroll in historic footsteps on one of the world’s great bridges.

This beautiful monument stands as one of the greatest symbols of where the Industrial Revolution started. Tourists have flocked here since 1779 to marvel at this extraordinary structure that dominates the small town that takes its name. 

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

  • Shopping available
  • Guide dogs only

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

Visit the exhibition in the Iron Bridge Tollhouse.


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 Monday 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 Monday to Sunday, 10am-4pm

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
  • Check out the original Tollhouse
  • Walk underneath the Iron Bridge and see 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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