Darby Houses

Darby Houses
Coalbrookdale
Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7DQ
England

Website

www.ironbridge.org.uk/our_attractions/darby_houses/

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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The Darby family's historic homes - Rosehill House and Dale House - are collectively known as the Darby Houses. See family objects, papers, plans and pictures which dot the rooms and give you a very real sense of how the family lived, as well as worked. Don't miss out on dressing up in Quaker costume at Rosehill House.

The Museum has restored and opened to the public the house constructed for Abraham Darby I in 1717 – Dale House. It was in this house that his grandson, Abraham Darby III, designed the Iron Bridge. Adjacent is Rosehill House, which was also occupied by members of the Darby family, and now houses the Museum’s collection of Darby furniture, prints, porcelain, silver and ephemera collected and donated by Lady Labouchere. The carefully reinstated early 19th century garden in front of both houses, and the family arboretum behind, place the buildings into an environmental context.

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

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Museum

Opening hours

Closed for the Winter Season. Reopens 24 March 2012.

Open daily, 10am - 5pm from 24 March 2012 to 04 November 2012

Admission charges

Adult £4.75, 60 Plus £3.75 and Children £3.25

Annual Passport Ticket for all ten of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums allowing repeat visits all year - Adult £22.50, 60 Plus £18.25, Child £14.75 and Family £61.50 (2A & 3C)

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums
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 Darby Houses, follow Coalbrookdale Museums.

This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Collection details

Social History, Personalities, Natural Sciences, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • 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 Darby Houses, follow Coalbrookdale Museums.

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