The first ever Cast Iron Bridge was built on the River Severn in 1779 – the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. This page added to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum site has games, quizzes and facts to make learning about the Victorian era more entertaining.
On the fun stuff page see
how a female Victorian would dress by choosing the correct articles of clothing
- a petticoat made of horsehair, decorative accessories and little black boots
– women were not allowed to show their ankles. There are interesting facts on
the era and on each museum in the Gorge – Queen Victoria was less than five
foot tall and the quality of water in the public houses was so terrible that it
was safer for men, women and the young to drink beer instead!