Jackfield, Telford TF8 7LJ, England
Jackfield Tile Museum has a range of beautiful displays which present the history of the British decorative tile industry in its heyday between 1840 and 1960, the period in which this factory and that of Maw & Co nearby played an important part in this industry.
Jackfield was once at the very heart of British tile production and here you can see why. Walk amongst the very best examples in-situ at a recreated pub, tube station, church and more. See stunning friezes, epic story-telling panels and a world-class gallery dedicated to British tiles, as they were meant to be seen. Expert guides are on hand to talk you through the manufacturing processes and the importance of this industry at the time. During the school holidays there are great family friendly drop-in workshops. Kids can also follow a trail around the Museum on any day. No pets allowed other than assistance dogs. There is a Café serving a range of snacks and beverages. Open daily from 11am until 5pm.
Children must be accompanied by an adult whilst visiting.
The museum lies in the gorgeous village of Jackfield, near Broseley, on the south bank of the River Severn in the Ironbridge Gorge, in Shropshire, England. Set up as a river port for the town above, it is located within a World Heritage Site, the “birthplace of the Industrial Revolution”. It is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge museums which are administered by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.
The museum also hosts Fusion, home to a number of creative artists. You can visit their studios and purchase their work. Due to the nature of their work, opening times vary, so please contact the artists directly to check details and learn about their work.
There are ample facilities for disabled visitors, and a full access guide is available on the museum’s website.