Win a Family Pass for Ironbridge Gorge Museums [EXPIRED]

Win a great day out for the family at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. simply answer the following question:

What’s the name of the recreated Victorian Town ?

a. Ludlow

b. Blists Hill

c. Telford

Please send answers to: [email protected] before 17th August 2012

 

A fun and informative day out is ensured at the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, near Telford in Shropshire. Set either side of the stunning River Severn valley, they reflect a slice of the history of the Gorge, its people, their lifestyles and their work from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the early 1700s.

Whether you are interested in a recreated Victorian town, hands-on interactives, fine china, decorative tiles or the history of iron making, it’s all to be found in this World Heritage Site.

The Ten Museums
Step back in time at Blists Hill Victorian Town and chat to the Victorians in their homes, shops and places of work. Marvel at magnificent china displayed in the very buildings in which it was made and see crafts people at work at Coalport China Museum.  Walk through the galleries and period room settings adorned with magnificent tiles at Jackfield Tile Museum.

Let your imagination go wild at the Enginuity design and technology centre, as you become a design engineer, able to play with huge interactive exhibits. X-ray everyday objects, control a ‘river’ to generate electricity and compete against a robot.

Visit the Darby Houses, once home to the old ironmasters, and see Abraham Darby’s original furnace where the Industrial Revolution began. The Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron celebrates the early iron industry while the Museum of The Gorge explains the area’s importance.

Enter a time capsule at Broseley Pipeworks where millions of clay pies were once made – the factory is set as though the workforce has just left a few minutes before your arrival; or walk though the Tar Tunnel and see the black, treacle-like bitumen oozing from its walls just as it did in the eighteenth century.

Finally cross the world’s first Iron Bridge and imagine what the area was like around 300 years ago at the beginning of industrial development.

Throughout the year there are no end of activities, special events and hands-on workshops with something to suit all ages. They vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge in addition to the museum admission fee. The museums are generally open 10am to 5pm.

A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing entry into all ten museums, valid for twelve months and unlimited return visits, costs £23.25 per adult, £18.75 for the 60plus, £15.25 for students and children and £64 for a family of two adults and all their children aged up to 18 years in full time education (terms and conditions apply); under 5s free. Activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge in addition to the museum admission fee. Individual museum entry tickets are also available.

For further information, contact the Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk.  The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).

Note: Toll House, Tar Tunnel, Broseley Pipeworks and Darby Houses have seasonal opening.

Family Pass Giveaway
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are offering a Family Pass to give away allowing free daytime entry into each of the museums on one occasion for two adults and up to three children (aged up to 18 years in full time education); valid for one year. For further details Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum will put you on their email list, which means you will get an e-newsletter every month telling you about what’s happening at the museums and about their charitable work. They will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties and you can opt out at any time. You can find out more about how to opt out and our terms and conditions at www.ironbridge.org.uk

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