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Coalbrookdale museum and furnace site

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.

Coalbrookdale museum and furnace site

a guide to the site and exhibits

by Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.

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Published by Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Ironbridge .
Written in English

  • Industrial archaeology -- England -- Coalbrookdale.,
  • Coalbrookdale, Salop -- Description -- Guide-books.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIronbridge Gorge Museum Trust ; [text by Barrie Trinder] ; [illustrations by PatRead and Peter Stoddart].
    ContributionsTrinder, Barrie, 1939-
    LC ClassificationsT26
    The Physical Object
    Pagination12 p. :
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18965443M

    The Museum's archaeology unit continues to investigate the earlier history of Coalbrookdale, and has recently excavated the remains of the 17th century cementation furnaces, near the site of the Upper (formerly Middle) Forge. Old Furnace. The Old Furnace began life as a typical blast furnace, but went over to coke in   The Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron: A Guide to the Museum and the Old Furnace. Ironbridge, Trinder, B. The Darbys of Coalbrookdale. Chichester, Labels and date. GARDEN BENCH Cast iron England; c. Made by the Coalbrookdale Company. Coalbrookdale had a number of cast iron garden seats in its catalogues from the s onwards.

    Image: The Iron Bridge, near Coalbrookdale ’s description is largely based on the account provided by Samuel Ireland when he visited the area in the s. “Having left The river passes by the opening of Coalbrook Dale, a district which has long been famous for its coal and iron-work, and flows between the opposing summits of Benthall Edge .   Coalbrookdale is a tributary valley, which, thanks to the coalfield, the river and the vision of the Quaker pot-maker Abraham Darby, first .

      Joanne Smith, the museum's registrar, said: "Our former librarian, John Powell, came to visit the site, in the s, I think, to look at the . In , Abraham Darby I rebuilt Coalbrookdale Furnace, and used coke as his fuel. His business was that of an ironfounder, making cast iron pots and other goods, an activity in which he was particularly successful because of his patented foundry method, which enabled him to produce cheaper pots than his rivals. Coalbrookdale has been claimed as the home of the world's first .

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Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron is on three floors, all of which are accessible by a passenger lift. Accessible parking is next to the museum. There is an accessible toilet on site.

There are many tactile objects around the museum, that all are welcome to touch. Ask at reception for the best route if you are using a wheelchair. Welcome to the Furnace Kitchen, a relaxed new dining experience in the heart of the historic Coalbrookdale site.

The Furnace Kitchen serves a contemporary mix of British and European dishes including pasta, deli-boards and sandwiches. The Furnace Kitchen is open for food & drink to museum visitors, local residents, walkers & cyclists, community. In Allied Ironfounders, successors to the Coalbrookdale Company, had the Old Furnace site excavated to celebrate the th anniversary of Darby's first coke smelting.

This led to a small Coalbrookdale Museum, which in became part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust as the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. It is a Grade I listed structure.

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All reviews blast furnace industrial revolution darby houses interesting exhibits well worth a visit car park darby family interesting place on site iron 4/5(). The Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron: A Guide to the Museum and Old Furnace (Museum Guide No.

) [Barrie Trinder] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Museum of Iron in Coalbrookdale has alarge car park on site (£3) for 24 hours on any Ironbridge museum car park. Great sculpture out the front on the grass area along with Darby`s blast furnace to see. Huge building with a stunning clock at the top Never knew the story of meta 4/5().

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Coalbrookdale: See reviews, articles, and photos of Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 5 attractions in Coalbrookdale.4/5(). Visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums at Coalbrookdale will be able to extend their day at the historic attractions when the new Furnace Kitchen destination restaurant opens on 22 July overseen by celebrity chef, Marcus Bean.

Bringing fantastic fresh and locally sourced food to Coalbrookdale, the Furnace Kitchen will be serving brunch, lunch, coffee and tea. Restaurants near Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron: ( km) The Green Wood Café ( km) Eighty-Six'd ( km) Dale End Café ( km) Restaurant Severn ( km) The Furnace Kitchen; View all restaurants near Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron on Tripadvisor4/5().

The museum is based in the village of Coalbrookdale in the Ironbridge Gorge, in Shropshire, England within a World Heritage Site, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Resolution was an early beam engine, installed between – at Coalbrookdale as a water-returning engine to power the blast furnaces and ironworks there.

The Museum of Iron tells the story of iron smelting up to the Great Exhibition of where the Coalbrookdale company showed off its finest work. Today the museum houses a collection of particularly fine art casting as a legacy to the great skill and commitment of.

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron is temporarily closed until further notice. Please check the venue's website for the latest details. Explore Abraham Darby's original blast furnace and discover the secrets of the early ironmasters of the Industrial Revolution.

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron celebrates the Location: Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ. The early furnace continued in use, repaired and improved, until when Abraham Darby III rebuilt it to a new design in preparation for casting the Iron Bridge.

It consists of a massive square tower-like brick outer casing containing the furnace itself which, in shape, is a double cone of circular section in dark fire brick surrounded by. Coalbrookdale is a village in the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England, containing a settlement of great significance in the history of iron ore lies within the civil parish called the Gorge.

This is where iron ore was first smelted by Abraham Darby using easily mined "coking coal". The coal was drawn from drift mines in the sides of the valley.

The museum is based in the village of Coalbrookdale in the Ironbridge Gorge, in Shropshire, England within a World Heritage Site, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

Plan to see Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and other attractions that appeal to you using our Telford attractions app. SourceLocation: Coalbrookdale, Telford, Coalbrookdale, Telford England. The furnace was the first coke-fired blast furnace to operate successfully for a prolonged period of time.

The Coalbrookdale Foundry – this area has since been converted into a museum. Following the death of Abraham Darby, Abraham Darby The Younger was brought into the business as an assistant manager when old enough. Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. The Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron in Shropshire is one of the ten museums that make up the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

It was from Coalbrookdale Ironworks back in the early eighteenth century that a significant development in the production of pig iron was made by Abraham Darby I. Museum of Iron, Coalbrookdale, Coalbrookdale. 87 likes 2, were here. Landmark & Historical Place/5(). This was my second visit to the site of the blast furnace where the first Abraham Darby smelted iron using coke instead of charcoal, thus greatly reducing the cost of iron and enabling it to be used for all sorts of new purposes, including the railways that sparked the Industrial Revolution.

The first time was way back in when the furnace was still open to the elements and was. The old furnace at Coalbrookdale's Museum of Iron, one of several museums where visitors can learn about the dramatic role the area played in the Industrial Revolution By Sophie Campbell PM.

"The company then inspected the old furnace site and toured the museum which has been established to mark the th anniversary of the first smelting of .In the summer ofthe Coalbrookdale Museum and the famous furnace were leased to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (established ), which manages and cares for all the heritage sites in the gorge.

The Coalbrookdale Foundry site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and, in Aprilits original blast furnace was Grade I on: Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, UK.The Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Telford. 45, likes 1, talking about this 5, were here. Ten Amazing Museums, One Beautiful Valley Home to /5().