Step inside the Darby Houses former ironmasters homes at Coalbrookdale, one of Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums, and experience the everyday life of Quaker ironmasters. Once homes to the Darby family, Rosehill House and Dale House are packed with original furniture, china, mementoes, costumes and family papers.
See the desk Abraham Darby III may have used when planning the construction of the nearby Iron Bridge, the world’s first cast iron bridge and symbol of the Industrial Revolution. Children can dress up in period costume and use information sheets to follow a fun trail. Then take look at the nearby Quaker Burial Ground.
A café is available a short walk away in the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron serving light meals and drinks; a pay and display car park and toilets are also available on the Museum of Iron site.
Location Details: Located beside Coach Road (SatNav TF8 7DQ)
Opening Times: The Darby Houses have seasonal opening and are open from April to October. For further information including opening times, contact the Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit their website below.
Costs: Individual entry tickets are available into the Houses or a great value Annual Passport Ticket can be purchased allowing entry into all ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums for twelve months and unlimited return visits.
Photo Credits: © Copyright Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
For further information please visit: http://www.ironbridge.org.uk