Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

About Jackfield Tile Museum

Founded in 1983, the Jackfield Tile Museum is situated in a former tile factory that was once part of the thriving ceramic industry in the Ironbridge Gorge. The museum’s location is not only symbolic but also deeply connected to the industrial heritage of the region. The historic setting provides a unique backdrop for exploring the intricate details of tile production and its impact on the local community.

The Industrial Revolution brought about a surge in demand for decorative tiles, and the Jackfield Tile Museum was at the forefront of innovation during this period. Visitors can witness the transition from handcrafted tiles to mass production, marvelling at the technological advancements that shaped the industry and left an indelible mark on the architectural landscape.

As you step into the museum, you are greeted by a brilliant array of tiles, each telling a story of its own. The exhibits are thoughtfully curated, taking you on a chronological journey through the various stages of tile production. From the early hand-painted tiles with intricate patterns to the vibrant and geometric designs of the Arts and Crafts movement, the museum captures the evolution of tile artistry.

One of the highlights of the Jackfield Tile Museum is the reconstruction of a Victorian tube-lined tile showroom. This immersive experience allows visitors to step back in time and imagine the awe and excitement of customers exploring the latest tile designs of the era. The museum’s commitment to preserving and presenting history is evident in these lovingly recreated spaces.

What Coalport Station Thinks

For our guests who want to experience an insight into the history that is so unique to our local area the Jackfield Tile Museum is a must visit. It is one of Coalport Stations local museums and offers an interesting and one of a kind experience that can’t be found anywhere else. The regular workshops and hands on days you can find here are one to look out for while you stay with us and allow you to take a little bit of history home with you. 

Details About Jackfield Tile Museum

Website: https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/visit/jackfield-tile-museum/

Phone: 01952 884762

Visiting Time: We recommend at least 1 hour

Distance from Coalport Station: 2.9 Miles Driving, 1.3 Miles Walking

Price: Adults £11.50, Children £7.50 (prices correct at time of blog post publishing)

Opening Times: Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm during the winter months, Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm during the summer months

Dog Friendly: Guide dogs only

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