Ironbridge Gorge Museum (Ironbridge) Reviews
Newest Review: ... informative. We could pay £3.60 as an adult to see the museum or £21.95 to get a passport to all museums. There are discounts available for pensioners and children. We purchased two passports and were directed to the museum on site. They say allow 45 minutes for this museum and I think this is quite generous. For me the star attraction was the 12m long scale model of the gorge in 1796 which shows you all the sites of historical interest and where the important industrial growth happened and its impact on the residents of the area. I think it was very well done and appealed across the ages. The other highlight was an informative 12 minut... more
Customer Ironbridge Gorge Museum (Ironbridge) Reviews (8)
by - written on 05/09/11 (Very useful, 70 readings)
I had visited Ironbridge before, a school history trip approximately a billion years ago, it is so much more appealing to come back under your own steam! On arrival in Ironbridge this time, (the home of Britain's Industrial Heritage), we first visited the Museum of the Gorge and I think it is a good place to start. Parking is outside the museum - the parking is run by the local authority and they dictate the prices, but it is reasonable. When you first walk into the museum you mainly see a shop selling gifts and books. We knew we wanted to visit some of the other museums in the area so stopped to ask about purchasing a 'Passport' to all the open museums (some are closed Read the complete review
by - written on 09/12/08, updated on 09/12/08 (332 readings)
Victorian Village - Blists Hill This is a fantastic place to visit. Its a working museum with people dressed in traditional clothing and set in a life style victorian village. There is a bank where you can exchange money for 'old' money to spend in the various shops etc. There is a chemist, schoolhouse and you can attend a lesson, a farm area, a blacksmith, ironmonger, printers, butcher, baker and yes a candlestick maker! You can buy pies and pasties etc and bread and cakes all freshly baked that day on the premises. There is an old fashioned sweetshop with all your old favourites and a village pub with a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/08/08 (25 readings)
Under the title Ironbridge Gorge Museum there are a number of different museums all located close to the River Severn as it passes close to Telford. The total area of the museums is about 6 miles and n-one could feasibly see them all in a day. There is therefore a passport system which enables you to visit them all over as many days in the following 12 months as you wish. This passport costs £10 for adults and £6 for children. I appreciate this is a lot to fork out for a family and a family ticket at £30 is only really good value if you have more than 2 children (it pays for up to 5 kids) but if you get more than 2 days out of the ticket then you have probably got your .. Read the complete review
by - written on 21/09/02, updated on 21/09/02 (Very useful, 248 readings)
I sat my ‘O’ levels, as they were then called, shortly after the Industrial Revolution started, or so it seems now, in this age of T- mobiles and self-heating food in cans. Coincidentally, my favourite subject was ‘Economic and Social History’, taught by a passionate and slightly mad Welshman, a character straight out of Alexander Cordell’s ‘Host of Rebecca’. This involved learning about railways, canals, spinning jennies and Jethro Tull which was much more interesting than Kings and Queens and all that political stuff, especially as I lived in Shropshire - the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Anyone ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/04/02, updated on 02/05/02 (Very useful, 510 readings)
Bank Holiday Weekends. Where everyone gets time off work. Unless you work in a job where you have to work the Bank Holiday Weekends, in which case, you'll be bitter but double-paid. Unless you don't get double pay, in which case you'll just be bitter. I solved any potential bitterness by feigning amnesia, calling myself Norma Gayheart and going down to Shropshire for the whole weekend. This way, no one from work would care that I wasn't there, regardless if I was meant to be working or not, because I didn't know who or where I was. Problem solved, phone soon. During my long-weekend exile, I visited some places, like a true tourist. I ... Read the complete review
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