National Art Pass offers available at Darby Houses

Free entry
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Free entry at Darby Houses

The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.

Museum

Darby Houses

Telford

With a National Art Pass you get

Free entry

Darby Houses are two neighbouring 18th-century homes of Quaker ironmasters in Ironbridge Gorge, offering a glimpse into their lives.

Located within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, the Darby Houses are a unique museum experience offering insight into the lives of the Darby family, Quaker ironmasters who played a pivotal role in the Industrial Revolution.

Step back in time

The museum comprises two of the Darby family's surviving homes, Rosehill House and Abraham Darby House. Rosehill House, in particular, is a captivating time capsule where you can explore grand rooms, meticulously furnished to reflect the lifestyle of a wealthy 1850s industrialist family. Here, you’ll also find original family heirlooms, from furniture and clothing to personal belongings. You can even dress up in period costume to add to the experience.

Legacy of innovation

The Darby Houses is that they overlook the very ironworks that the family helped establish, Coalbrookdale Ironworks. See where their innovations were put into practice, including designing the world’s first iron bridge.

A part of Ironbridge

The Darby Houses are one of ten museum sites within the Ironbridge Gorge World UNESCO Heritage Site telling the story of the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Other nearby Ironbridge attractions include the Museum of the Gorge and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and Blists Hill Victorian Town.

Visitor information

Address

Darby Houses

Darby Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7EW
01952 433424

Opening times

Summer opening only. Check website for details.

Visitor information

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