Frequently Asked Questions

 Is there a cash point or Bureau de Change in Ironbridge?

There is a free cash point at the Cooperative Food store, Dale End, Ironbridge. You can also withdraw money over the counter at Ironbridge Post Office.  There are also cash machines in the newsagents and chemists in Ironbridge town. There is a charge for using these machines.

Ironbridge Post Office can be found in the Chemist in the Square - money can be withdrawn over the counter and there is also a Euro foreign exchange service.  

 Is there a park and ride in Ironbridge?

Click here for information about bus services in the Gorge.

 Does the Annual Passport ticket really have no time limit?

The Annual Passport ticket allows unlimited daytime visits to each of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, during normal opening hours, for 12 months.  After the 12 months have passed you are entitled to one visit to any site(s) that you have previously missed at any time in the future.  For full terms and conditions call 01952 433 424.

 Can I bring my dog?

Dogs on leads are welcome on the streets and footpaths at Blists Hill Victorian Town, but not inside the food exhibits or cafes.  Assistance Dogs are welcome at all sites.  

 What is there for my children to do?

During most school holidays there are family-friendly activities across many of the Museums. At Coalport China Museum and Jackfield Tile Museum you can get creative at drop-in ceramic workshops.  Design and make workshops and interactive shows are held at Enginuity and you can try traditional trades at Blists Hill Victorian Town.  Check out the Events Calendar for full details.

Throughout the year children will especially enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town where there are many family-friendly activities including a Victorian Fairground and Horse & Carriage rides in the summer.  There’s a dedicated Children’s Gallery at Coalport China Museum with fun themed-activities.  Enginuity is ideal for children of all ages with lots of interactive exhibits and games to engage children's interest.

Children must be accompanied by an adult whilst visiting.

 Are the Museums suitable for visitors with disabilities?

Whilst all sites have some form of access for visitors with disabilities, some are more accessible than others. Click the following links to download the relevant access guide: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum and Jackfield Tile Museum. Alternatively call Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre on 01952 433 424.

 Where can I stay?

There are many hotels, B&Bs, guest houses and campsites within a few miles of the Museums. You can visit www.visitironbridge.co.uk or www.shropshiretourism.info for full accommodation listings.

 What can we do if it rains?

The Museum sites are indoors, except for Blists Hill Victorian Town, which means there is plenty to see, even on a wet day. Find out more here.

 How long does a visit last?

There are ten Museums to visit so you will need a couple of days to see them all.  These are our recommended visit times:

Blists Hill Victorian Town


Coalport China Museum


Tar Tunnel


Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron


Darby Houses




Iron Bridge & Tollhouse


Museum of The Gorge


Jackfield Tile Museum


Broseley Pipeworks



 Is there a discount for a group visit?

We offer reduced admission rates for groups of fifteen people or more. Group leaders and coach driver are given free admission.  More details about group visits can be found here.

 Who do I contact about educational visits to the Museum?

The Museum’s Education Department can offer advice on all aspects of making an educational visit. More details about educational visits can be found here.