Filming at Ironbridge

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Lights, camera, action... The Ironbridge Gorge Museum could be just the location you’re looking for.

The ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums are popular locations for commercial filming and photography and the Museums’ many iconic artefacts and galleries provide the perfect backdrop for documentaries and interviews.

At the virtually set-like Blists Hill Victorian Town you will find authentic late 19th Century shops, workplaces and cottages. Amongst the buildings are a Bank, Chemist’s Shop, Grocers’, Pub, Printers and Sweet Shop all kitted out with wonderful dark-wood Victorian counters, shelving and accessories.

As well as the Victorian Town there are former ceramic factories at Coalport China Museum, with decorating workshops & bottle kilns, and Jackfield Tile Museum, with period room settings inside a model Victorian factory, not to mention a couple of fine Georgian Townhouses in the Darby Houses.

Previous location filming at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums includes Home & Away, The Antiques Roadshow, Blue Peter, Escape to the Country, Inside Out, Bargain Hunt, What the Victorians Did For Us, Victorian Pharmacy, Victorian Farm, Picture of Britain and Shop Girls, plus the music video for My Favourite Time of Year.

For all filming and photography enquiries please contact the Marketing Office at 01952 435900 or

A gallery of location images for Blists Hill Victorian Town is availiable here.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are on the banks of the River Severn in Telford, Shropshire. We’re just 45 minutes from the centre of Birmingham and less than 3 hours from central London. We are well connected to the national rail (Telford Central is our nearest station) and road network (close to M54/M6) and less than an hour from Birmingham International airport.

There is on-site parking at all Museums and numerous refreshment outlets and lavatories. At Blists Hill Victorian Town we can provide areas to be used as dressing rooms or green rooms. Our Caterers can arrange for hospitality, especially during out-of-hours filming.

The Museums are open daily from 10am until 5pm and no part of the Museum can be closed for filming. We suggest out-of-hours filming where appropriate.

There is a charge for using the Museums for photography and filming. The rates will be discussed when initial enquiries are made.

All film crews will be required to have public liability insurance, to the minimum value of £10m, when filming on site. We will also need copies of risk assessments, method statements and a signed contract.

For all filming and photography enquiries please contact the Marketing Office at 01952 435900 or