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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

Video feed

Billy the Steam Roller

This our Wallis and Steevens Steam Roller 'Billy' being driven through the Victorian Town.

Easter Tile Decorating at Jackfield Tile Museum

See how our tiles, made on site, are transformed into a variety of fantastic designs in our workshop! This process, known as tube-lining, is a wonderfully simple way to add decorative patterns to our ceramic tiles. Come along to Jackfield Tile Museum to have a go yourselves. Suitable for all ages, tile decorating is the perfect activity to keep children entertained over the school holidays. For more details, visit http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/our-attractions/jackfield-tile-museum/

Christmas Tile Decorating at Jackfield Tile Museum

See how our tiles, made on site, are transformed into a variety of fantastic designs in our workshop! This process, known as tube-lining, is a wonderfully simple way to add decorative patterns to our ceramic tiles. Come along to Jackfield Tile Museum to have a go yourselves. Suitable for all ages, tile decorating is the perfect activity to keep children entertained over the school holidays. For more details, visit http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/our-attractions/jackfield-tile-museum/

Tile Decorating at Jackfield Tile Museum

See how our tiles, made on site, are transformed into a variety of fantastic designs in our workshop! This process, known as tube-lining, is a wonderfully simple way to add decorative patterns to our ceramic tiles. Come along to Jackfield Tile Museum to have a go yourselves. Suitable for all ages, tile decorating is the perfect activity to keep children entertained over the school holidays. For more details, visit http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/our-attractions/jackfield-tile-museum/

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Museums at Night 2014

As part of Museums at Night, the annual late night festival of arts, culture, and heritage, we asked people to help us make a new piece of art in the form of a contemporary 'patchwork quilt' at Enginuity. This modern take on traditional needlework features images of visitors' own faces etched onto sheets of brightly coloured acrylic. At the end of the evening the artwork was illuminated to reveal all the colours and etchings.

Museums at Night at Enginuity

As part of Museums at Night, the annual late night festival of arts, culture, and heritage, we're looking for people to help us make a new piece of art in the form of a contemporary 'patchwork quilt' at Enginuity. This modern take on traditional needlework will feature images of visitors' own faces etched onto sheets of brightly coloured acrylic. At the end of the evening the artwork will be illuminated to reveal all the colours and etchings.

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. ironbridge.org.uk

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 www.ironbridge.org.uk

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Contact details

www.ironbridge.org.uk

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Coach Road
Coalbrookdale
Telford
TF8 7DQ

52.638512, -2.49159

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