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Tar Tunnel

High St, Telford TF8 7HT, UK

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About Tar Tunnel

The Tar Tunnel is an abandoned tunnel located on the north bank of the River Severn in the Ironbridge Gorge at Coalport, England. It is one of the ten musuems that make up the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site in Shropshire. In the past visitors were provided with hard hats and were able to enter the first 300 feet of the brick-lined tunnel as far as an iron gate. Electric lighting is provided. Due to a build up of gas in the tunnel, it is unsafe to enter but visitors can still get a view alo


Attractions near Tar Tunnel

Coalport China Museum0.2km from Tar Tunnel

he Coalport China MThe Coalport China Museum is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums administered by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. It was home to the famous firm until 1926 and is filled with the finest examples of their work. The factory's unusual buildings contain colourful displays depicting a history of china-making, as well as demonstration workshops where, during school holidays, you'll be able to have a go yourself.useum is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums administered by t

Jackfield Tile Museum0.88km from Tar Tunnel

The Jackfield Tile Museum is the home of the Victorian Tile. The Museum is in the historic and ornate buildings of the original Craven Dunnill and Company Factory, which was at the heart of tile production in the Victorian Age. Jackfield is one of the oldest known ceramic production centres in Shropshire, a tradition dating back to the 16th century.

Blists Hill Victorian Town1.16km from Tar Tunnel

Blists Hill Victorian Town is one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums set within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.The museum attempts to recreate the sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian Shropshire town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is like stepping back in time, with the historic streets lined with shops, cottages and places of work. This town also hosts events, such themed festivals, outdoor theatre and sporting trials.

Broseley Pipeworks2.29km from Tar Tunnel

Broseley was the centre of the clay tobacco pipe-making world – now this former factory is a time-capsule museum of the curious industry. The museum preserves the details of the industry of clay tobacco pipe making and has a display of clay tobacco pipes including the Churchwarden and Dutch Long Straw pipes.

The Iron Bridge2.33km from Tar Tunnel

The world's first iron bridge was erected over the River Severn here in Shropshire in 1779. This pioneering structure marked a turning point in English design and engineering; after it was built, cast iron came to be widely used in the construction of bridges, aqueducts and buildings. It was the first major bridge in the world to be made of cast iron. Its success inspired the widespread use of cast iron as a structural material, and today the bridge is celebrated as a symbol of the Industrial Re

Iron Bridge Tollhouse2.33km from Tar Tunnel

This beautiful monument stands as one of the greatest symbols of where the Industrial Revolution started. Tourists have flocked here since 1779 to marvel at this extraordinary structure that dominates the small town that takes its name. Today it is closed to vehicle traffic but you can walk across it and enjoy the lovely views of the Severn Gorge.  An exhibition within the original Tollhouse explains how and why the bridge was built.

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Shropshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. It is bordered by Wales to the west and the English counties of Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the southeast, and Herefordshire to the south.