Ironbridge Gorge Museums
There are ten award-winning Museums along the valley beside the wild River Severn - still spanned by the world's first Iron Bridge.
Visit the Museums website for full details
What makes it special
- Walk across the first ever cast-iron bridge in the world
- Experience life back in Victorian times
- Explore the china museum
The opening times of the 10 museums are far to complex to show here. See the website for details.
Other things to do nearby
We've done it in a canoe, kayak and even in a white water raft and we love it.
A circular walk from the hostel visits the Quaker burial grounds.
Switch on your imagination in our interactive Design & Technology Centre and discover how ideas are turned into products. Visit the Enginuity website
Want to get to know more about local industry? The Jackfield Tile Museum lets you wander through an atmospheric Edwardian Tube Station and a old-fashioned pub. Want to paint your own tile(s),
Meet the Victorians in this recreated Victorian town, with cottages, shops and workplaces. Don't miss the horse and cart ride! See the Blist Hill pages of the Ironbridge website
50 metres Explore the National Collections of Coalport China and watch daily demonstrations of china making. Visit the website
Take an historic ride on the Silkin Way from Coalport or follow the cycle routes in to Ironbridge following the banks of the River Severn.
Follow cycle route 45, 55 and 81 from the doorstep, do your own thing or take an Olympic journey and cycle to the home of Wenlock Olympian Games and have a well earned tea and cake.
Specialising in mountain bikes and riding the Long Mynd. Pop in for a brew and a chat - advice is free!
A working railway transports customer up 111 foot sandstone cliffs that separate the town and the River Severn. Visit the Railway website
10 miles For an unforgettable look into the past, visit Wroxeter for one of the best preserved examples of a British Roman town.
Admission is free to this museum with 70 aircraft on display. Home to war planes, missiles and transport & training collections. Visit the website
Attingham Park features an elegant 18th century mansion set in beautiful parkland. Don't miss the atmospheric dining room, set for an evening banquet.
Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore this beautiful part of the country.
Great for canoeing on the River Severn. Bring your own canoe and spend a day on the water. Don't forget your picnic!
Jump on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape on your bike. Seasoned pro or just fancy a ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy.