Was this the birthplace of a revolution that changed the world?


Coalbrookdale is a truly significant place in the history of the Industrial Revolution. It was here that Abraham Darby changed ironmaking by using coke instead of charcoal and his original furnace is preserved as a historic reminder.

This is how to meet your ancestors!


Probably the best outdoor museum in England, Blists Hill in the Ironbridge Gorge is a reconstructed Victorian Town where you can relive a typical day in shops, a pub, a working foundry, and even buy fish and chips old style.

Tour of England #1 Industrial Midlands: Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron


Coalbrookdale is a truly significant place in the history of the Industrial Revolution. It was here that Abraham Darby changed ironmaking by using coke instead of charcoal and his original furnace is preserved as a historic reminder.

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 … Continue reading Postcard from England #3: Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron