Postcard from England #3: Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

The industrial area south of Telford has 10 museums mostly celebrating Englands contribution to the Industrial Revolution. Many contain preserved factories or reconstructed workshops relating to coal, clay, brick, iron, tiles, pottery, but there is one that celebrates something significant and world changing that happened thanks to the ingenuity of one man in particular, though it is his later ancestor who is better known for the construction of the worlds first bridge of iron at the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire. Our next full post will write about and celebrate our visit to The Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

The Ironbridge

Categories: England, Industrial Rides, Travel

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  1. Always one of my favourite bridges in England. I haven’t been there for many years, I need to go back. I might be making this up but I remember reading once that the gorge is narrowing and the iron work is beginning to buckle?

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