Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott
Church Stretton SY6 6QN
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is one of Britain's leading working farm museums. We specialise in practical demonstrations of historic farming using traditional skills and period horse-drawn machines.
Battlefield Church - St Mary Magdalene
Shrewsbury SY1 1ED
Battlefield church (St Mary Magdalene church) was built on the site of the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1406. Visitors to Battlefield Church can see five newly installed panels describing the five main players in the Battle of Shrewsbury.
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Legges Way, Madeley
Telford TF7 5DU
Experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a recreated Victorian Town. Victorian characters will give you a fascinating insight into Victorian life as they go about their daily lives in their cottages, shops and places of work.
Broseley Pipeworks - Clay Tobacco Pipe Museum
Broseley TF12 5NA
Few places are as evocative as Broseley Pipeworks. This abandoned factory once made millions of clay pipes - the kind that people smoked tobacco with - and exported them across the world.
Buildwas Abbey - English Heritage
Telford TF8 7BW
Impressive ruins of a Cistercian abbey, including its unusually unaltered 12th-century church, beautiful vaulted and tile-floored chapter house, and recently re-opened crypt chapel. In a wooded Severn-side setting, not far from the Iron Bridge and Wenlock Priory.
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
Telford TF8 7DQ
Step inside the mighty Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and discover the revolutionary techniques that made Coalbrookdale the most famous ironworks in the world. Explore the remains of the water powered blast furnace where Abraham Darby I perfected the smelting of iron with coke instead of charcoal.
Coalport China Museum
High Street, Coalport, Ironbridge
Telford TF8 7HZ
Coalport China Museum was home to the famous firm until 1926 and is filled with the finest examples of their work. The factory's unusual buildings contain colourful displays depicting a history of china-making, as well as demonstration workshops where, during school holidays, you'll be able to have a go yourself. The Coalport China Manufactory was the largest works of its kind in the mid 19th century. Collections: The museum holds the most comprehensive collection of 18th century Caughley porcelain anywhere. The reference collection includes the pieces, several hundred sherds excavated at the factory site, and plaster moulds, together with a significant paper archive relating to the history and development of the factory and personnel associated with it.
Coleham Pumping Station
Shrewsbury SY3 7DN
The Pumping Station, resembling a Victorian chapel in style, was built in 1900 to house two massive steam-driven beam engines. The beam engines were built by Renshaws of Stoke to pump sewage as part of Shrewsbury's new sewerage system.
Telford TF8 7DQ
The Darby family's historic homes - Rosehill House and Dale House - are collectively known as the Darby Houses. See family objects, papers, plans and pictures which dot the rooms and give you a very real sense of how the family lived, as well as worked.
Dudmaston Estate - National Trust
Bridgnorth WV15 6QN
Dudmaston Hall, an 17th manor house is still very much today a family home, but with a surprise up its sleeve as although you will find some of the rooms expected in a house of this type, it also houses an important modern art collection assembled by Sir George Labouchere during his travels as an Ambassador to Spain.
Coach Road, Coalbrookdale
Telford TF8 7DQ
Packed with hands-on experiences and interactive exhibits, a visit to this fun-filled science and technology centre is great fun for all ages. Investigate science and discover more about the power of technology at Enginuity.
Haughmond Abbey - English Heritage
Off the B5062
Haughmond SY4 4RW
The extensive remains of an Augustinian abbey, including its abbots' quarters, refectory and cloister. The substantially surviving chapter house has a frontage richly bedecked with 12th and 14th century carving and statuary, and a fine timber roof.
House on Crutches Museum
Opposite Town Hall, High Street
Bishops Castle SY9 5AA
First established in 1993, the House on Crutches Museum is situated in a remarkable timber framed building: an early 15th century house with crooked stairs, wonderful beams and sloping floors. This houses an extensive social history collection covering all aspects of this South Shropshire community. The story of this thriving market town is told through displays of local artefacts and memorabilia, temporary exhibits and the sharing of knowledge by our team of enthusiastic volunteers.
Iron Bridge & Tollhouse
Telford TF8 7JP
Step onto the Iron Bridge and follow in the footsteps of millions of tourists who, since 1779, have journeyed to marvel at the world's first cast-iron bridge. Built by Abraham Darby III and now recognised as one of the great symbols of the Industrial Revolution, the remarkable Iron Bridge still dominates the small town that bears its name. Discover the secrets of how and why the Iron Bridge was built in an exhibition within the original Tollhouse (the Tollhouse is open every weekend during the local school summer holidays or by prior arrangement for groups and school parties).
Jackfield Tile Museum
Salthouse Road, Jackfield
Telford TF8 7LJ
The village of Jackfield was once the world centre of the tile industry, and Jackfield Tile Museum set in an immense Victorian factory, celebrates the decorative tiles that once graced the Empire. Room after room is filled with beautiful displays and room settings such as the pub, the tube station and the butchers. Collections: The museum has an impressive collection of over 23,000 19th-century decorative tiles, with examples from most of the major Victorian factories in this country.
Lilleshall Abbey - English Heritage
Nr Telford TF10 9HW
Extensive ruins of an Augustinian abbey, later a Civil War stronghold, in a deeply rural setting. Much of the church survives, unusually viewable from gallery level, along with the lavishly sculpted processional door and other cloister buildings.
Ludlow SY8 1AY
Walk through the castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility - a glimpse into the lifestyle of medieval society. The castle, firstly a Norman Fortress and extended over the centuries to become a fortified Royal Palace, has ensured Ludlow's place in English history - originally built to hold back unconquered Welsh, passing through generations of the de Lacy and Mortimer families to Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York.
Museum of The Gorge
The Wharfage, Ironbridge
Telford TF8 7NH
Understand more about the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and discover why, as a World Heritage Site, it ranks alongside the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal in its importance in world history. Located in a Gothic-style warehouse the museum of the Gorge provides a fascinating insight into the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and is a great place to start your visit to the area.
Park Hall Countryside Experience
Park Hall Farm
Whittington SY11 4AS
Park Hall near Oswestry in Shropshire is one of the region's most exciting all weather family visitor attractions. There are three museums: The Victorian School at Park Hall aims to offer a unique insight into the school life of the child born in the Victorian era; in 2009 a reproduction of an Iron Age roundhouse was built at Park Hall to compliment the development of the nearby Old Oswestry Iron Age Hillfort; we are proud to offer a permanent home to a magnificent collection of uniforms, artefacts and memorabilia which depicts the history of the life in the Welsh Guards.
Shrewsbury Castle & Shropshire Regimental Museum
Shrewsbury SY1 2AT
The oldest parts of the castle were built between 1066 and 1074, during the reign of William the Conqueror. There were additions over several centuries. The castle houses the spectacular collections of the Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust including pictures, uniforms, medals, silverware, weapons and other artefacts from the 18th Century to the present day. There is also a modern army display (including information on The Rifles), items from the collections of the Lords Lieutenant of Shropshire and a history of the castle itself.
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
The Music Hall, The Square
Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
The collections of Shrewsbury Museums Service comprise about 166,000 items including geology, natural history, archaeology, social history, fine and decorative arts.
Stokesay Castle - English Heritage
Craven Arms SY7 9AH
Stokesay Castle is the finest and best preserved 13th-century fortified manor house in England. It offers visitors a unique glimpse into a distant age, when strength and elegance were combined. Set amid peaceful countryside near the Welsh border, Stokesay Castle forms an outstandingly picturesque group with its timber-framed gatehouse and the parish church. An audio tour will help you to imagine Stokesay as the centre of medieval life.
Telford TF8 7HT
Amongst the oldest tourist attractions in the Ironbridge Gorge is the Tar Tunnel, where miners digging in 1787 struck a spring of natural bitumen, a black treacle-like substance. The eerie brick-lined tunnel was a great curiosity in the 18th century and bitumen still oozes from its walls today.
Wenlock Priory - English Heritage
Much Wenlock TF13 6HS
Picturesque ruins of a large priory of Cluniac monks, whose love of decoration is reflected in the glorious carving of its 12th-century chapter house and rare 'lavabo' - a tiered washing fountain in a topiary bedecked cloister garden. Parts of the great church also stand, against the backdrop of the full-height infirmary wing. Set on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock, not far from Buildwas Abbey and the Iron Bridge.
Nr Shifnal TF11 8LE
The front door of the House at Weston conceals a world of fascinating and internationally significant treasures. From French Gobelin tapestries to Oriental ceramic works of art, furniture by royal makers Morel and Hughes and iconic paintings of old masters such as Van Dyck, Stubbs, Gainsborough, Constable; Weston has one of the greatest English country house collections.
Wroxeter Roman City - English Heritage
Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6PH
Wroxeter (or 'Viroconium') was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. It began as a legionary fortress and later developed into a thriving civilian city, populated by retired soldiers and traders.