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Tar Tunnel

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

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Broseley Pipeworks

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 […]

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Darby Houses

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

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The Ironbridge & Tollhouse

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 […]

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Coalport China Museum

Displaying two centuries of china and home to the national collections of Caughley and Coalport porcelain which were made in the factory until 1926. The museum traces the history of the factory and the lives and working conditions of its workforce. China painting and clay modelling take place in the old workshops. You can also attend a pre-booked one day course – enjoyable for both […]

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A relative newcomer, having opened in 2002, Enginuity is a design and technology centre that lets you and your family to become apprentice engineers. Completely interactive and hand on, there are plenty of gadgets to play with – you can even pull a real 5-tonne locomotive!  Visit Website Back to Things to Do

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