Days out at museums, attractions and towns near The Madebrook Carvery, Madeley, Telford, Shropshire.
The Ironbridge / Ironbridge Gorge Museums:
The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Follow in the footsteps of millions of tourists who, since 1779, have journeyed to marvel at the world’s first cast-iron bridge.
The Ironbridge is approx 5 minutes drive from The Madebrook Carvery.
» Get Directions: From TF8 7JP to TF7 4JF
Blists Hill Victorian Museum:
Experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a recreated Victorian Town.
Victorian characters will give you a fascinating insight into Victorian life as they go about their daily lives in their cottages, shops and places of work. An enjoyable way for all ages to discover more about Victorian life.
Blists Hill is approx 3 minutes drive from The Madebrook Carvery.
» Get Directions: From TF7 5DP to TF7 4JF
Museum of Iron / Enginuity (Children’s Fun Activity Centre):
Enginuity is another Ironbridge Gorge Museum. Enjoy a fun-filled family day out at this science and technology centre packed with hands-on activities and interactive exhibits.
The Museum of Iron and Enginuity is approx 10 minutes from The Madebrook Carvery in Telford.
» Get Directions: From TF8 7DQ to TF7 4JF
All other Ironbridge Museums:
Jackfield Tile Museum (TF8 7LJ)
- Discover the skills, artistry and craft behind the tiles that helped decorate Victorian Britain. Jackfield was once at the very heart of British tile production and here’s your chance to see why. Walk amongst the very best examples in-situ at a recreated pub, tube station, church and more.
Coalport China Museum (TF8 7HT)
- See brilliant examples of Coalport and Caughley china as well as traditional ceramic decorating in these former china factory buildings. The Victorians loved tea! No wonder they made such exquisite china cups and pots. You’ll be amazed by the spectacular treasures made in these quirky buildings, from elaborate statuesque vases to hand painted miniatures.
Museum of the Gorge (TF8 7NH)
- Get lost in the detail of a 12-metre model and catch a film explaining how the area became the most industrious place in the world. Start your visit absorbed in the detail of a massive model of the river valley before you 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.
Darby Houses (TF8 7DQ)
- Time to explore how ‘the other half’ lived during the 18th and 19th centuries at the Darby Family homes. Rosehill House, built in 1738, and Dale House, built in 1717, sit on the hillside overlooking Coalbrookdale. Wander around Rosehill House as if it’s 1850 and get a glimpse of an Industrialist’s life!
Tar Tunnel 9 (TF8 7HT)
- One of the great curiosities of the Gorge, you’ll get to stand at the entrance to the tunnel where treacle-like bitumen oozes through gaps in the walls.
Broseley Pipeworks (TF12 5LX)
- Step into a time capsule – a former clay tobacco pipe factory exactly as it was when workers left in the 1950s. Find out why the Victorians loved to puff on Broseley pipes and see inside this curious factory, abandoned by workers in 1957, to get an eerie glimpse into a world and industry that have long since passed.
Hoo Farm – Animal Kingdom:
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is one of the top destinations in Shropshire. Come see and learn about their exotic animals everyday!
Hoo Farm is approx 15 minutes from The Madebrook Carvery.
For any satellite navigation systems, please enter ‘Humber Lane’ as their Postcode may take you to an actual farm. They have Brown Signposts from the M54 Junction 6, A442 at Shawbirch and A518 at Donnington.
» Get Directions: From TF6 6DJ to TF7 4JF
Shrewsbury is a market town whose center has a largely unaltered medieval street plan and over 660 listed buildings, including several examples of timber framing from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Shrewsbury Castle, a red sandstone fortification, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery, were founded in 1074 and 1083 respectively.
Shrewsbury Town Centre is approx 30 minutes drive from The Madebrook Carvery.
» Get Directions: From Shrewsbury to TF7 4JF
Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, situated on the Severn Valley.
It is split into High Town and Low Town, named on account of their elevations relative to the River Severn, which separates the upper town on the right bank from the lower on the left.
Bridgnorth Town Centre is approx 20 minutes drive from The Madebrook Carvery.
» Get Directions: From Bridgnorth to TF7 4JF
Not in the mood for a carvery? No problem! We also have various regular meals on the Menu at the Madebrook.