Jackfield Tile Museum

Inside the Design Gallery
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The village of Jackfield was once the world centre of the tile industry, and Jackfield Tile Museum set in an immense Victorian factory, celebrates the decorative tiles that once graced the Empire. Room after room is filled with beautiful displays and room settings such as the pub, the tube station and the butchers. On certain days, you can watch staff from the Craven Dunnill Company manufacture tiles or even create your own at regularly held workshops.

At the adjacent 'Fusion' see contemporary Designers and Makers in action. You can also hire a bike from here to explore the area the 'green' way.

The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Daily 10am-5pm

Closed: 24 & 25 December and 01 January

Admission charges

Adults £8.10, 60 Plus £7.20 & Children £5.40

Annual Passport Ticket for all ten of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums allowing repeat visits all year - Adult £27.95, 60 Plus £21.50, Children £16.95, Family (2ads) £68.00 and Fam (1ad) £50.00

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 Jackfield Tile Museum follow signs for Ironbridge Museums.

This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

The Museum has an impressive collection of over 23,000 nineteenth-century decorative tiles, with examples from most of the major Victorian factories in this country. The educational significance of the collection is greatly augmented by housing and displaying it in the most complete surviving Victorian decorative tile factory.

The Jackfield Tile Museum also houses a large collection of plaster moulds and patterns, which the Museum believes is already pre-eminent and of national status. In the 1880s Maw and Co. ran the largest tile factory in the world and had an international reputation. Consequently the plaster mould and pattern collection is a unique library of designs of one of the largest 19th century producers of decorative tiles, architectural faience and terracotta.

Collection details

Science and Technology, Natural Sciences, Decorative and Applied Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Tile and Architectural Ceramics Plaster Collection
  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context

  • 7 — 13 September 2015

Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context explores the way Germany has being trying, since the end of the Second World War, to face up to its responsibility for horrific crimes of the Holocaust.

The exhibition also draws parallels to other global contexts. It explores how nations and individuals confront traumatic histories, asking why and how we remember the past. What do we remember, how do we remember, and why do we remember?

The exhibition, at the Footprint Gallery in Fusion at Jackfield Tile Museum, was designed and produced by academics in the German Department at the University of Leeds, in collaboration with the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation and the National Holocaust Centre and Museum.

For more information, including educational resources, go to: http://transnationalholocaustmemory.org/

Admission

Normal admission charges apply

Website

http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/plan-your-visit/events-and-exhibitions-calendar/germany-s-confrontation-with-the-holocaust-in-a-global-context/view/2015-09-07?CalendarStart=201509

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Tuesday Tile Decorating Workshops

  • 1 September 2015 From 10am
  • 8 September 2015 From 10am
  • 15 September 2015 From 10am
  • 22 September 2015 From 10am
  • 29 September 2015 From 10am
  • 6 October 2015 From 10am
  • 13 October 2015 From 10am
  • 20 October 2015 From 10am
  • 27 October 2015 From 10am
  • 3 November 2015 From 10am
  • 10 November 2015 From 10am
  • 17 November 2015 From 10am
  • 24 November 2015 From 10am

Our Tuesday drop-in workshops are perfect if you want to relax and spend time making a few of your own ceramic masterpieces. With a variety of sizes you could make a collection of coasters, a circular door plaque or a gift for a loved one on a heart shaped tile.

If you've not been before you'll learn the tile decorating technique known as ‘tube lining’ or ‘slip-trailing’, and by the end of the experience you’ll have produced a tile (or tiles!) featuring your very own design. The price is from £5.00 per tile plus admission (P&P is extra).

Workshops run from 10am. It takes up to 1 and a half hours to decorate your tile so last admission to the workshops is at 2pm.

Admission

From £5 per tile

Website

http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/plan-your-visit/events-and-exhibitions-calendar/view/201511

Spooky Tile Decorating Workshops

  • 24 October 2015 From 10am
  • 26 — 31 October 2015

Let your creativity run wild at these Hallowe'en themed fun drop-in workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum.

In an informal session you’ll learn the tile decorating technique known as ‘tube lining’ or ‘slip-trailing’, and by the end of the experience you’ll have produced a tile featuring your very own grim monster or gallant hero in a range of fairytale colours. The price is from £5.00 per tile plus admission (P&P is extra).

Workshops run from 10am. It takes up to 1 and a half hours to decorate your tile so last admission to the workshops is at 3.15pm.

Admission

From £5 per tile

Website

http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/plan-your-visit/events-and-exhibitions-calendar/spooky-tile-decorating-workshops/view/2015-10-26?CalendarStart=201510

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 Jackfield Tile Museum follow signs for Ironbridge Museums.

Jackfield Tile Museum
Salthouse Road
Jackfield
Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7LJ
England

Website

www.ironbridge.org.uk/our_attractions/jackfield_tile_museum/

E-mail

Visitor Information Centre

tic@ironbridge.org.uk

Telephone

Visitor Information Centre

01952 433 424

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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