Meadow Arts

Michael Craig-Martin - Hammer (Blue)

Contemporary Art in unusual places

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Gallery

Opening hours

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Admission charges

Exhibitions are free, but some of our partner venues charge admission


  • National Trust

Additional info

Meadow Arts is a Shropshire based contemporary art organisation, working in partnership with National Trust and other organisations.

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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
David Nash Three Black Humps

Shifting Worlds

  • 21 June — 18 December 2015 *on now

A new exhibition and residency programme in partnership with Meadow Arts and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, funded by Arts Council England.

Shifting Worlds explores the impact of the Industrial Revolution and challenges our understanding of its legacy in an exciting programme of contemporary arts events, featuring a newly commissioned sculpture by David Nash, an artist’s residency with Faye Claridge and an interactive adventure from The House of Fairy Tales. In the autumn, exhibition Landscape With Machines opens and symposium Reimagining the Industrial Revolution takes place.

Shifting Worlds takes place at Coalbrookdale, the site of three of the ten exciting and varied museums that make up the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. The museums give a fascinating insight into the people, processes and landscape of the Industrial Revolution and its impact on the present day.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
Coach Road

Getting there

Onsite parking for this event: Blue Badge Holders only. Festival goers should park at the Ironbridge Park and Ride at the top of Jiggers Bank a short distance away. Sat Nav TF4 3QE

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 Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Enginuity and Darby Houses, follow Coalbrookdale Museums.

Additional info

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Individual tickets and annual passes available. See website for details.


Meadow Arts
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