The Ironbridge Gorge Museums group has created new packages and tours to mark the Shropshire attractions’ 50th anniversary.
At Coalport China Museum, groups can spend a full day at a posy bowl making workshop with skilled tuition to help make, decorate and glaze their own ceramic piece.
Groups can also book a half-day curator’s tour of Jackfield Tile Museum, to discover more about one of the UK’s most significant decorative tile collections.
Visitors can walk among some of the finest examples in-situ such as a recreated pub, London tube station, church, children’s hospital ward and more.
The new six-hour Very Victorian Tour suits groups that want to discover the cultural heritage of Ironbridge.
It begins with a visit to the refurbished Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and Old Furnace (pictured), where Abraham Darby’s innovation kick-started the Industrial Revolution and changed the world forever.
The groups can then experience the sights, sounds and smells of a former era at Blists Hill Victorian Town.
After lunch, the final stop is a visit to Jackfield Tile Museum to discover the skills, craft and creativity behind the tiles that helped to decorate Victorian Britain.
The shorter, four-hour Ceramics Tour includes a visit to the Coalport China Museum; a short drive through the World Heritage Site and across the River Severn, pausing for lunch, and on to Jackfield Tile Museum.
For groups planning a visit later this year, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ gold ticket winter discount offers 50% off group admission prices from November 6 to March 31.