Adjacent to the original furnace that Abraham Darby used to first smelt iron ore to produce cast iron. The Museum of Iron tells the story of iron ore smelting through to the Great Exhibition of 1851. Visit Website Back to Things to Do
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National Trust 18th century mansion set in an extensive deer park. Set in beautiful parkland between Shrewsbury and the River Severn and home to a wide range of wildlife, with a main highlight including Deer Park. Visit Website Back to Things to Do
Located in the village of Coalport, the Tar Tunnel was dug from the hillside in 1787 when miners struck an underground spring of thick, treacle-like natural bitumen which still oozes from the walls today. The discovered tar had many uses; to treat ropes and for caulking ships as well as being sold as a remedy for ‘rheumatic affections’! Visit Website Back to Things to Do
There were once three pipe manufacturers in Broseley, making it one of the largest pipe-making areas in the world but in 1957 the doors were closed on 350 years of traditional pipe making. It remained derelict for many years until it reopened in 1996 as part of Ironbridge Gorge Museums. See the traditional tools of the job lying on benches as they would have been ...
Step into the lifestyle of the Darby family and wander around the former homes of this revolutionary family. Read extracts from family papers and visit the original wood-panelled study where Abraham Darby III finalised his plans for the construction of the world’s first bridge. Visit Website Back to Things to Do
The iconic iron structure has become one of the great symbols of the Industrial Revolution. The bridge, built by Abraham Darby III was the world’s first cast iron bridge and was built over the River Severn at Coalbrookdale in 1779. An exhibition housed in the original Tollhouse (on the south side of the bridge) tells the story of why the bridge was built – and ...