Our visit to Ironbridge Museums never fails to inspire us. For those interested in the industrial revolution and all that is associated with that era, Ironbridge Gorge & the Museum experience is well worth it . Today, we had the added bonus warm sunshine , a quiet cooling breeze and blue skies. Although, whenever we visit, rain, snow or sunshine, Ironbridge offers a variety of interesting sites. The Museum of The River, was opened by The Prince Of Wales on May 8th 1989 and is interesting and worth another visit, I tend to say this about most of the various museums available around Ironbridge. But, the historical experience offers us the opportunity to savour both the rural views and interesting museums. The relatively modern Power Station Cooling Towers actually adds a kinda hard landscaping and architectural authenticity to this now scenic location. However, once inside the various living museums, it doesn't take much to fire up the imagination, thus transporting yourself back in time when the smoke from the active chimneys bellowed out and polluted the Industrial hot bed that once dominated Ironbridge. It is now a smokeless region, although some of the living museums provides a taste of yesteryear. The River Severn was once a fluid thoroughfare where, narrow boats and other river vessels carried all manner of industrial cargo, including fossil fuel to fire the furnaces. Today, the greenery, and fast flowing river entices visitors from all walks of life. Old workers terraced cottages have become sought after properties to this quaint Shropshire location which offers visitors a window to the past. I have shared a few random photos, for you to check out. I hope they will provide a flavour of what you might see today when visiting Ironbridge Gorge. Incidentally, my wife and I have continued to visit Ironbridge for over several decades. We have observed how the area has evolved. Our own grandchildren and future generations will certainly benefit from the fruits of the labour that has gone into reinstating many of the industrial buildings which would otherwise have been lost relics of the past. If you enjoy history, and scenic views, then Ironbridge is worth a visit.
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