Tar Tunnel

Tar Tunnel
Coalport
Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7HT
England

Website

www.ironbridge.org.uk/our_attractions/tar_tunnel/

E-mail

Visitor Information Centre

tic@ironbridge.org.uk

Telephone

Visitor Information Centre

01952 433 424

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The Tar Tunnel
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Amongst the oldest tourist attractions in the Ironbridge Gorge is the Tar Tunnel, where miners digging in 1787 struck a spring of natural bitumen, a black treacle-like substance. The eerie brick-lined tunnel was a great curiosity in the eighteenth century and bitumen still oozes from its walls today. Do you dare to walk its 100 yard length - even with the hard hat supplied?

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Daily - 10.30am until 4pm from 24 March 2012 to 04 November 2012

Admission charges

Adult £2.60, 60 Plus £2.25 and Children £2.00

Annual Passport Ticket for all ten of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums allowing repeat visits all year - Adult £22.50, 60 Plus £18.25, Child £14.75 and Family £61.50 (2A & 3C)

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums
  • English Heritage
Getting there

The Ironbridge Gorge is on the River Severn, 5 miles (8km) south of Telford town centre in Shropshire. Take junction 4 or junction 6 off the M54. Follow brown and white signs to Ironbridge Gorge.

For The Tar Tunnel, follow signs for Blists Hill Museums. Blists Hill Victorian Town is the first site that you will find, continue on this road for approximately 1 mile for Coalport China Museum and The Tar Tunnel.

Collection details

Industry, Natural Sciences

Getting there

The Ironbridge Gorge is on the River Severn, 5 miles (8km) south of Telford town centre in Shropshire. Take junction 4 or junction 6 off the M54. Follow brown and white signs to Ironbridge Gorge.

For The Tar Tunnel, follow signs for Blists Hill Museums. Blists Hill Victorian Town is the first site that you will find, continue on this road for approximately 1 mile for Coalport China Museum and The Tar Tunnel.

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