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Explore the site and the remains of the water powered blast furnace where Abraham Darby I perfected the smelting of iron with coke instead of charcoal. It was the secret that helped make iron the essential material of the Industrial Revolution.
Is iron the greatest material ever made? Find out how iron, and particularly Coalbrookdale iron, changed the course of the world in our brand-new museum. See stunning exhibits, exquisite art castings and functional cookware all made from iron and displayed in the former Coalbrookdale Great Warehouse.
In the Great Warehouse models, films and original artefacts bring to life the revolutionary techniques that made Coalbrookdale the most famous ironworks in the world.
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron,
Coach Road, Coalbrookdale,
Telephone: 01952 433424
From Sat 30 Nov
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