Museums at Ironbridge

Jackfield Tile Museum

A fascinating museum explaining the history of the local tile-making industry, with many beautiful examples of tiles produced nearby and elsewhere in the country on display. Tiles are still made commercially here.

A recreation of tiling made for the London Underground.

Two examples of tiling for pub interiors.

An advertising panel.

Blists Hill Victorian Town

A mixture of preserved industrial buildings from the area's iron-making hsitory and recreated Victorian shops make for a great open-air museum.

Of course I had to stop for a drink in the New Inn.

A corrugated iron mission church.

The Hay Inclined Plane lifted canal boats over 200 feet up from the Coalport Canal to the Shropshire Union Canal.

March 2010

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