Further Information Ironbridge Gorge

The Ironbridge Gorge is regarded as the ‘birthplace of industry’. The combination of raw materials and the skill and imagination of entrepreneurs like Darby and Wilkinson saw this small area of rural Shropshire leading the world in iron manufacture in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Discover and enjoy the history, technology and geography that took us from simple iron cooking pots to the first iron bridge, steam engines and Aga cookers.

The Museum offers self guided visits at all ten sites with a wide range of Sandford Award winning facilitated learning experiences at four of them. Find out about the sessions, tours, activities and resources that we offer education groups which enhance and enrich the curriculum for history, art and design, science, technology, engineering and maths.
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