Contemporary Art in unusual places
Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Gallery
See our website for more details
Exhibitions are free, but some of our partner venues charge admission
- National Trust
Meadow Arts is a Shropshire based contemporary art organisation, working in partnership with National Trust and other organisations.
See www.meadowarts.org for more details of our exhibitions and events
- 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.
- Any age
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
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.
Visit http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/our-attractions/coalbrookdale-museum-of-iron/ for full details of access and facilities.
Individual tickets and annual passes available. See website for details.
The Time Travellers Ironbridge Quest
- 22 August 2015 10am-5pm
Part of Shifting Worlds: Contemporary Art and the Birthplace of Industry
A contemporary art programme by Meadow Arts and Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
On the 22nd of August the Story Stone will crash to earth and shatter into shimmering fragments, transforming the Museum of Iron into a surreal space of strange tales and wondrous characters. This is set to be an adventure of epic proportions where you are the most important part...
Racing through the multiverse, faster than the speed of light, the Time Travellers are on a quest. They have detected the fall of the legendary Story Stone and they are being drawn in to it like iron to a magnet. At last they have found it – of course it is right here in the land of the Iron Bridge where the tales of the past and the future lie as thickly as dust in an old coal mine. The time has come for a great story to unfold. A story of mythic beasts, the faerie folk of the earth, the fearless ingenuity of humans and the intense and poisonous magic of the earth’s most precious possessions.
Guided by a beautifully illustrated map, players are invited to become vital agents in bringing these stories to life through shadow puppetry, sculpting, building, making music and carrying messages as well as solving puzzles and discovering clues. Do you have what it takes to join the Time Travellers and unlock the power of the Story Stone? The adventurous at heart are invited to come along on the day to join the quest at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.
- Any age
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
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 in Shropshire, 5 miles (8km) south of Telford Town Centre and is well signposted from M54, J4. When you leave M54 follow the brown and white tourism signs for Ironbridge Gorge. As you get closer to the Museums follow the specific signs:
For Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Enginuity and Darby Houses follow Coalbrookdale Museums
Visit http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/our-attractions/coalbrookdale-museum-of-iron/ for details of facilities and access.
FREE entry to the Museum of Iron, Enginuity and the Darby Houses for the day
Exhibitions at a range of locations