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Event Date:Saturday 19 September 2020
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Venue:Madeley, Telford TF7 5UD
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Time:10am - 5pm
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Ticket Price:Save up to 30% on 2019 admission prices

Boundless Events COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Message:

At Boundless, we put members first and want to reassure you that our members and volunteer safety is our primary concern during the current situation. Unfortunately, some events may be cancelled or postponed, you can find more information regarding COVID-19 within the FAQs on the specific event’s page for each event. All ticket bookers will also be updated directly via email.

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  • Save up to 30% on 2019 admission prices – that’s up to £8 off per ticket
  • 1 year access to all Ironbridge Museum sites – over 10 locations
  • Free guide book for each member booking (usually £4.50)
  • Free parking across all museum sites (usually £3 per car)
  • Exclusive Boundless members’ area with free tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Free prize draw to win Ironbridge goodies

Join us on this very special Boundless members’ day out at the amazing Ironbridge Museums, located in the heart of the midlands.

The Boundless members day is located in Blists Hill Victorian Town, however your ticket will give you free access to all the Ironbridge museums until 18th September 2021. With too much to see in one day, who not make a weekend of it! The museums included in your ticket are 11 attractions: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Enginuity, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalport China Museum, Coalbrookedale Museum of Iron, Museum of the Gorge, Darby Houses, Tar Tunnel, Ironbridge and Toll House and Broseley Pipeworks.

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Rocket yourself back to the age of steam and see life more than 100 years ago! Enjoy a fun family day out at this recreated Victorian Town. You can discover more about Victorian life as you meet the 'Victorian' townsfolk.

Welcome to the age of Queen Victoria. Here you’ll experience what life was like when Britain ruled the world. Meet some (almost) real Victorians in their authentic shops and cottages, buy curious goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their atmospheric workshops and factories.

Blists Hill is the jewel in the Ironbridge crown and where Boundless we be situated for the day. All members will have to visit Blist Hill first to pick up their annual tickets and free car parking pass for the day.

Jackfield Tile Museum

Be inspired by the rich beauty and artistry of the best British ceramic art & design. Tiles everywhere! The Victorians were on a mission - to make tiles and to use them.

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.

Coalport China Museum

See some of the best examples of Coalport & Caughley China in the world. The Victorians loved tea! No wonder they made such exquisite china cups & pots.

You’ll be amazed by the spectacular treasures made in these quirky buildings – from elaborate statuesque vases to hand-painted miniatures, they were made for everyone from wealthy families to Queens and Tsars. See traditional techniques in riverside workshops, dress-up in the Children’s gallery and step inside the atmospheric kilns.

Coalbrookdale Museum Of Iron

Coalbrookdale changed the world forever... discover how with family trails, galleries and interactives. Is iron the greatest material ever made? Through stunning exhibits, castings and displays find out how iron, and particularly Coalbrookdale iron, changed the course of the world .

Also, home to the brand-new destination restaurant and cafe, the Furnace Kitchen overseen by celebrity chef Marcus Bean. It’s well worth a visit.

Enginuity

Serious just got fun. And vice-versa! Would you crumble in an earthquake? Can you really get electricity from a pond. Now it’s time to change the way you view things at the awesome Enginuity – see how you can generate electricity using water and turn an original flywheel by hand! Lots of ‘hands on fun’ from bridge building to puzzles to challenge the family .

Museum Of The Gorge

Get lost in the detail of a huge model of the ironbridge gorge and see it became the workshop of the world. Start your visit absorbed in the detail of a massive model of the river valley, spot landmarks including the Iron Bridge in 1796. Take in stunning views of the Iron Bridge and River Severn from the quirky Lady Chapel and be transported through Ironbridge’s history with a fascinating short film.

Broseley Pipeworks

Step into a time capsule – a former clay tobacco pipe factory exactly as it was when workers left in the 1950s. See inside this curious factory, abandoned by workers in 1957, and get an eerie glimpse into a world and industry that have long since passed. Broseley was the centre of clay tobacco pipe manufacturing and pipes made here were celebrated as being the very best.

Admission to Broseley Pipeworks is by guided tour only. These tours are included in your Boundless ticket. Tour times: 10.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm

And of course….The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse

Walk across the first ever cast-iron bridge, built in 1779 across the River Severn. Marvel at its true strength and delicate beauty. Stroll in historic footsteps on one of the world’s great bridges.

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. In 2017, English Heritage embarked on their largest ever conservation project, preserving the Iron Bridge for the future.

Boundless members’ area

The Boundless team will be on hand throughtout the day. Pop by the Goods Shed just inside Blist Hill - we will make sure you make the most out of your day. Set yourself up for the day with a free tea, coffee and biscuits, pick up your site maps, free guide books and kids’ activity packs. Plus your name will be entered in the prize draw for all kinds of Ironbridge goodies. A member of the Ironbridge team will also be available to answer any of your questions about this amazing site.

The Boundless team will be on hand throughout the day with the members’ area open from 10am – 5pm. Pop by the Goods Shed…

Ticket Prices

Boundless members’ day isn’t just about giving you perks on the day – you can also save up to £8 per ticket*.

*Based on Boundless members’ ticket price of £18.50 compared with an on-the-day public ticket price of £26.50 (2019 price which may increase in 2020)

Tickets

  • Senior (60 and over): £14.50 (30% discount based on £20.50 on-the-day cost)
  • Adults (17-59): £18.50 (30% discount based on £26.50 on-the-day cost)
  • Children (5 – 16): £11.50 (30% discount based on £16.50 on-the-day cost)
  • Infants (4 and under): free

Please note that tickets will be available to purchase through Boundless until Friday 18th September. Boundless tickets are only available in advance and cannot be purchased on the day.

Not yet a Boundless member? Join today for £28 to book your tickets for the Boundless members' Ironbridge Gorge day out.

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What is your position with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak?

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Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Boundless is continuing to monitor the latest public health and government advice and acting in accordance with government and public health advice.

We have been in communication with the venue and at the present time it is still planning on being open. At this time we are planning to go ahead with the event as planned.

In order to minimise any risk, Boundless and the venue will be implementing a range of additional hygiene and communication measures at the event including minimise members sharing space, additional disinfectant of surfaces and ensuring the onsite team are practising standard personal preventative measures, e.g. personal hygiene, frequency of use of sanitising/disinfection products, etc.

The health and safety of our members is our number one priority. If you have any concerns and are feeling unwell, you may wish to reconsider your attendance at the event.

If future advice from the venue or the government changes which leads to closure of the venue or the event being cancelled, we will issue you a full refund on your tickets. If this is the case, we will get in touch with you via email. At this stage it may be prudent to keep any commitment to travel or accommodation to a minimum.

Please be assured, we are monitoring the situation very closely and will follow up with you if the situation develops. If you have any specific event questions, please email us at memberevents@boundless.co.uk

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How can I get there?

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BY CAR

Postcode: TF7 5UD

Exit M54 junctions 4 or 6. Follow the brown and white tourism signs for Ironbridge Gorge and follow the signs to Blists Hill Museums.

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Where can I park?

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There is car parking at, or near to, each of the museums. You only need one ticket for a whole day to park in museum car parks. It is free for Boundless members (on Saturday 19th September only) and covers parking in the following car parks:

  • Blists Hill Victorian Town
  • Coalport China Museum & Tar Tunnel
  • Jackfield Tile Museum
  • Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron & Darby Houses
  • Enginuity
  • Broseley Pipeworks

To park for free please collect your car parking pass from the Blists Hill arrival desk. You will need a copy of your e-ticket.

The car parks adjacent to the Iron Bridge & Tollhouse, Museum of The Gorge and other central Ironbridge locations are Local Authority Pay & Display car parks and a separate ticket is required.

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How do I get my free guide book and book my free tours?

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Visit the Boundless members’ area in the Good Shed, just inside the Victorian village at Blists Hill – we’ll have everything you need to make the most of your day. You can pick up your Boundless goody bag, guide book (one per ticket order) and have a free tea/coffee.

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Are there any age restrictions?

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No. Admission prices vary depending on age.

  • Senior (60 and over): £14.50
  • Adults (17 – 59)): £18.50
  • Children (5 – 15): £11.50
  • Infants (4 and under): free

You can exchange your e-ticket for an annual pass when you arrive at Blists Hill on Saturday 19th September. The annual pass will then give you access to all the museums 18th September 2021. Please note the Boundless additional benefits will only be taking place on 19th September 2020. You will only be able to transfer your e-ticket for the annual pass with Boundless at Blists Hill Victorian Village on 19th September 2020.

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I have a friend or family member who wants to come as well.

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Great, bring them along! Just make sure that the booking is made by a Boundless member.

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How and when will I get my tickets?

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To buy tickets, please click on the yellow box at right-hand side of your screen. You’ll receive a confirmation email with an e-ticket attached – please print your e-ticket out and bring it with you on the day. When you arrive, please go to the Visitor Reception at the entrance to Blists Hill where you can exchange your e-tickets for an annual past.

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What time does this event start and end?

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The day will run from 10am – 5pm. Please note that you can only exchange your Boundless e-tickets on Saturday 19 September 2020. You will not be able to exchange your e-ticket on any other day.

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What is your refund policy?

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Event tickets are non-refundable. This is because we have a very limited number of tickets and we may not be able to reallocate them. Tickets may be transferred to your friends or family but please email  memberevents@boundless.co.uk to inform us of any changes.

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How accessible is the site for people with mobility difficulties?

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Ironbridge museums want to provide a great experience for all ages, abilities and backgrounds. For detailed information about accessibility, find out more here.

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Can I bring my dog?

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The Blists Hill Victorian Town is a very dog friendly attraction. You will find lots of water bowls around the Town and plenty of lovely walks in the woods. You are welcome to take dogs into most of the historic exhibits as it’s a dog friendly museum.

We ask that you:

  • avoid taking them into the cafes and exhibits that sell food
  • keep them under control and on their lead
  • clear up any accidents
  • ensure that you are respectful of other visitors who may not share your love for dogs

Only Assistance Dogs are allowed in all the other museums. Please do not leave your dog in your car at any time.

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I don’t have an email address or credit card. Can I pay by cheque?

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Yes. If you would rather pay by cheque contact our friendly membership team on 0800 66 99 44. Please note that you will not receive your ticket until your cheque has been received and payment has cleared. If we do not receive your cheque with 14 days of placing your order, your ticket will be cancelled and you will be notified. Telephone bookings will close 21 days before each event takes place.