UNESCO made the Ironbridge Gorge a World Heritage Site because it offers a powerful incite into the origins of the Industrial Revolution
The site contains the remains of mines, foundries, factories, workshops, warehouses, Ironmaster’s and worker’s housing, public buildings, infrastructure and transport systems. It is set in the spectacular, traditional landscape and forests of Severn Gorge
Choose from one of the options on the left to learn more about this incredible area and the modern day engineering challenges we have to overcome to maintain it.
To view a map of the boundary of the World Heritage Site Click here