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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.

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Iron Bridge Tollhouse

Iron Bridge Tollhouse

1.1km from Broseley Pipeworks

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.

The Iron Bridge

The Iron Bridge

1.14km from Broseley Pipeworks

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

National Trust - Benthall Hall

National Trust - Benthall Hall

1.39km from Broseley Pipeworks

The National Trust's Benthall Hall, Shropshire, is a 16th-century stone country house with surrounding gardens. This fine stone house with mullioned and transomed windows was built in the late 16th century for the Benthalls. The garden is largely the product of two tenants. George Maw, local pottery manufacturer and crocus enthusiast developed the garden from around 1865 onwards. Subsequently, the Victorian era Romantic painter and sculptor Robert Bateman, who was the son of a famous horticultu

Museum of The Gorge

Museum of The Gorge

1.45km from Broseley Pipeworks

The Museum of the Gorge, originally the Severn Warehouse, is one of the ten museums of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. It portrays the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and the surrounding area of Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England. The site is at the Wharfage, just west of the village of Ironbridge. This location is also the confluence of the main manufacturing area of Coalbrookdale, and its non-navigable river, with the valley of the Severn.

Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

1.64km from Broseley Pipeworks

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.

Tar Tunnel

Tar Tunnel

2.29km from Broseley Pipeworks

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

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Shropshire

Shropshire

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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.

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