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Let Off Steam

Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ
Family photo at Blists Hill Victorian Town


Families looking to enjoy an endless amount of activities and provide kids with a place to let off some steam this February half-term should look no further than The Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

From Saturday 15th–Sunday 23rd February, the 10 amazing and educational attractions in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site are ensuring the much-loved destination has enough to keep both adults and children entertained all week, as after all, why can't adults have fun during half-term too?!

For kids there are so many activities where they can learn new skills, from Codebreaking at Enginuity, where children can make a cipher wheel to send and receive secret messages, to going 'potty' for pots at Coalport China Museum, where they can test themselves at clay pot making.

If that wasn't enough, there's lots going on in the Blists Hill Victorian Town where visitors can meet the knowledgeable and friendly townsfolk and see what life was like more than 100 years ago, when Britain ruled the world. Visitors can see traditional skills such as bread being made, candle dipping, alongside singalongs and loads of woodland where kids can run around and let off some steam.

Visitors will step back in time as they explore the history of the museums, see the incredible sight of the world's first iron bridge and find out how iron changed the course of the world at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

Richard Aldred, marketing manager at the museums, said: "We're really proud to offer a destination where families can enjoy a fabulous day out whilst learning a thing or two!
Children are sure to love the opportunity to let off some steam by learning traditional activities in an age where so many things are taken for granted. It's great to shed some light on how difficult life was so many years ago and experience first-hand just how incredible the Victorians really were."

Offering incredible value for money, visitors can take advantage of an annual passport ticket which grants 12 months access to all of the museums and prices start from just £15.95*.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is situated in the heart of England, just off junction four of the M54. It is the beating heart of the Industrial Revolution and provides an unforgettable experience. The charity relies heavily on donations and the help of its volunteers to continue its heritage work. To find out more about the half-term activities and the World Heritage Site, visit

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£4.50 per ticket type
Child£3.00 per ticket type

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Map & Directions

Tel: 01952 435900

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Opening Times

15 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00

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