Experience museums, galleries and heritage sites
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An award-winning family-run independent fine art gallery set in an elegant Grade ll listed building in the beautiful and historic market town of Newport, Shropshire. The Gallery's open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm.
Buildwas Abbey is made up of the impressive ruins of a Cistercian abbey, including its unusually unaltered 12th century church, beautiful vaulted and tile-floored chapter house, and recently re-opened crypt chapel.
Ironbridge Coracle Trust
The New Coracle Shed
The New Coracle Shed contains a free exhibition telling the fascinating story of the Coracle Men of Ironbridge, their lives and humour.
The New Coracle Shed is based at the Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale,TF8 7DR
Ironbridge Fine Arts and Framing
This beautiful fine art gallery, printmaking studio and Framing workshop is located in the heart of Ironbridge. The attractive industrial brick and wood timber frame building, with a 40ft high ceiling, is the perfect setting.
The gallery is a lively hub for artists and art lovers alike here at Ironbridge Fine Arts & Framing offering a huge array of services, products, and workshops.
Ironbridge Valley of Invention
A World Heritage Site and the beating heart of the Industrial Revolution, the Ironbridge Gorge is home to some amazing museums that make for an unforgettable experience:
- Blists Hill Victorian Town
- Tar Tunnel
- Jackfield Tile Museum
- Coalport China Museum
- Broseley Pipeworks
- Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
- Darby Houses
- The Old Furnace
- The Iron Bridge and Toll House
- Museum of The Gorge
Jan Park Art
Jan Park’s art studio is based in a small arts centre right in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge on the banks of the river Severn. Visitors are welcome to the studio to see her selection of work. Alongside paintings & mixed media works, there is a large selection of limited edition prints, cards, & ceramics.
Founded in about 1148, this Augustinian abbey became a private residence after the Reformation, and was severely damaged during the Civil War during a Parliamentarian siege. Despite that, much of the church survives, and is viewable from gallery level. There is also a lavishly sculpted processional door and other cloister buildings.
Attingham Park is an 18th-century estate for all seasons including 200 acres of parkland and a Regency Mansion. Learn about the families who once lived in the Mansion and explore its history.
Admission is free for National Trust members, for non-members see website for admission prices and Mansion opening times.
Benthall Hall is located just 2 miles from Telford and is accessible by many walking trails from the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. Situated on a plateau above the gorge of the River Severn, this fine stone house has mullioned and transomed windows, a stunning interior with carved oak staircase and decorated plaster ceilings and oak panelling.
A comfortable home telling the story of a brewer, a widow and three generations of the Lander family.
Visits to the various museums in Ironbridge Gorge are supported by PODs at a subsidised cost to members.
RAF Museum Midlands
The RAF Museum Midlands offers a fun, award-winning day out for all the family! Entry is free and we’re open daily from 10.00am.
Visit the National Cold War Exhibition with its eye-catching architecture and design. Discover Cold War stories in immersive Hotspots; explore displays of aircraft, iconic cars and tanks. See the world’s oldest Spitfire and other classic aircraft in our War in the Air Hangar and see the legendary Chinook – Bravo November in Hangar 1.
Rod Willis Studio Gallery
Rod Willis’s gallery is based in the Maws Craft Centre in Ironbridge Gorge, and has a selection of his work displayed.
Telford Steam Railway
The Telford Steam Railway offers the chance for a trip on the steam train from Spring Village Station through the Heath Hill Tunnel to Lawley Village Station before travelling back down the line to Horsehay and Dawley Station.
The Iron Bridge
The world's first iron bridge was erected over the River Severn here in Shropshire in 1779. This pioneering structure marked a turning point in English design and engineering; after it was built, cast iron came to be widely used in the construction of bridges, aqueducts and buildings.
The Iron Bridge's story began in the early 18th century, in the nearby village of Coalbrookdale. Abraham Darby pioneered the smelting of iron using coke, a process that was a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution. It was Abraham Darby III who cast the ironwork for the bridge that still stands today, using the same techniques developed by his grandfather. The bridge was so successful that it gave its name to the spectacular wooded valley which surrounds it, now recognised as the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.