Jackfield Tile Museum

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

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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 £7.60, 60 Plus £7.10 and Children £5.10

Annual Passport Ticket for all ten of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums allowing repeat visits all year- Adult £22.50, 60 Plus £18.25, Children £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 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

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.

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