The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are also known Industrial Heritage museums based in the Ironbridge Gorge at Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale and Broseley on the Brook Severn in Shropshire, Britain , widely thought of as the birthplace of the Business Revolution.The location is a World Heritage Site an anchor point of the EU Route of Economic Heritage (ERIH). Its present Manager is Mr Steve Miller, who usurped from Glen Lawes in 2007. Prior CEOs have included Stuart Smith and Sir Neil Cossons, both well-respected pros on commercial history and archaeology. The entrance to Enginuity Museum The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust was established in 1967 to save and translate the birthplace of the Economic Revolution in the Ironbridge Gorge. It's an independent instructional charity.
The museum staff manage 35 significant sites in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, including ten museums.The sites also include archaeological sites, 2 chapels, housing, 2 Quaker funeral grounds, a research library, a tourist info centre, forest, and 2 youth hostels. The museums stand as a tribute to the Ironbridge Gorge - 6 miles that three hundred years back, modified the world forever.It was here in Shropshire the Commercial revolution initially began.
For here, the great Quaker Ironmaster Abraham Darby the 1st, discovered the secret of smelting iron with inexpensive and plentiful coke rather than pricey and less efficient charcoal. While Britain's first iron-making centre could be a calm place today, during the past it was full of smoke, fire and blast furnaces from that the sounds and smells of early industry arose, carrying the first iron rails, wheels, boats, the 1st steam locomotive alongside the 1st iron bridge.
Other industries were also first developed in Ironbridge, from ornamental ceramic tile making, to hand-painted porcelain and clay pipes.Ironbridge museum was declared a World Heritage site in 1986, following the work of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum trust, set up in 1967 to defend the heritage and remains of the Economic revolution for generations yet to come.