The Museum of the Gorge

The Wharfage, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7NH
23 Wharfage Ironbridge England TF8 7NH GB

The history of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site is chronicled in the Museum of the Gorge, an 1840s converted gothic-style warehouse on the banks of the river Severn.

The Museum houses a 12m long (40ft) model of the valley as it would have looked on 12th August 1796 when the Prince and Princess of Orange visited. The large number of vessels featured on the model show just how busy the area was during the late 1700s.

Spot a Royal carriage crossing the Iron Bridge, the cargo on a Severn Trow and a tiny figure tolling in a coal mine. Understand more about the area’s history and discovery why, as a world Heritage Site, it ranks alongside the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal in its importance in world history.

Opening Times: 7 days a week – 10am to 5pm

Photo Credits: © Copyright Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.

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