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Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Founded in 1967, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Ltd is a registered charity whose twin aims are education and heritage conservation. The Trust cares for 36 scheduled monuments and listed buildings within the Ironbridge Gorge world heritage site and operates 10 museums which collectively tell the story of the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The largest of the Trust’s 10 sites is Blists Hill Victorian Town, a recreation of an East Shropshire mining town around 1900.

As well as 10 museums, the sites in the Trust's care include a research library, a tourist information centre, two youth hostels, archaeological monuments, historic woodlands, housing, two chapels and two Quaker burial grounds.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £819,183
  • 2013-2014: £830,341
  • 2014-2015: £784,703

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Rachel Frost

Using designs inspired by the industrial architecture and landscapes of the Ironbridge Gorge, Rachel produces work which is bold and dynamic.

Kinki Glass

At the heart of Kinki Glass lies the ethos of designing and creating beautiful contemporary pieces by combining elegant, dynamic form with vibrant, intense colour.

Blists Hill Victorian Town's annual pancake flipping contest

Visitors gathered to cheer on the ladies of Blists Hill Victorian Town taking part in the annual pancake flipping contest held outside the Print Shop. They flipped their pancakes as many times as possible in the one minute allocated. Here's one of the ladies attempts to win.

Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town will be busy preparing for Christmas this weekend. Come along and experience the atmosphere of a bygone era and be treated to an array of traditional celebrations from the 1800s, you can listen to stories of life more than 100 years ago and have a chance to do some Christmas present shopping.

A Gorgeous Christmas

Join us at Enginuity on 17 and 18 November for our annual craft fair featuring an inspirational mix of the finest local craftspeople and food producers with a magical Christmas theme. For more information visit

Fireworks Night at Blists Hill Blists Hill Victorian Town will open its doors on the evening of Saturday 03 November, from 6pm-9pm, for a spectacular Family Fireworks Extravaganza. Visitors will be able to enter Blists Hill at 6pm on the evening of the fireworks event to see the streets illuminated by gaslight as they would have been in the 19th century. The town's shops, cottages and workshops will be open for visitors to enter and talk to the 'resident' Victorians, dressed in the costume of the day, who will answer questions about life in the late 1800s. Tickets can be purchaed in person from the Visitor Information Centre in Ironbridge or from Blists Hill Victorian Town until 5pm on the day of the event or by phone on 01952 433424. PRE-PAID TICKETS CAN BE COLLECTED ON THE GATE. Ticket Prices Adult £9.50 Child (aged 3 and over - under 16) £6.25 Family (2 adults and 2 children) £29.00 For details Annual Passport Tickets are not valid for this event. Special thanks to Hugh Stanton, Eric Cartwright and Ian Burton (Wrekin Arts Photographic Club) and Sabine Hutchinson (Virtual Shropshire) for sending us their fabulous images from last year's Blists Hill Fireworks Night.

Techno Terrors at Enginuity

Join our drop-in workshop and build the meanest, scariest Techno Terror you can!

Candle Dipping at Blists Hill

On most days during the school holidays you can join in our candle dipping workshops. You'll be able to transform a plain white candle using different coloured waxes to build up a pattern of your very own. See for details

Treasure Island comes to Blists Hill

Come along to Blists Hill Victorian Town over the August Bank Holiday Weekend dressed as a pirate or your favourite character from Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novel, Treasure Island.

Detective Weekend

Are you an amateur sleuth and budding private detective? If so, you can help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at Blists Hill Victorian Town over the weekend of Saturday 04 and Sunday 05 August.

Space Race at Enginuity

Join a drop-in workshop to design and make your own Space Racers using simple craft materials at Enginuity during the summer school holidays.

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Contact details

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Coach Road

52.638512, -2.49159

  • 52.638512 -2.49159

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