Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture
Moss House, Cherry Tree Hill, Coalbrookdale, Telford
Shropshire TF8 7EF
Contact: Pam Brown - Director
Tel: (44-1952) 43 31 52
Founded in 1991 by the sculptor, Roy Kitchin FRBS, the Ironbridge
Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture occupies a 10 acre site situated within
the historically appropriate district of Coalbrookdale, England. This
extraordinary region, known as "the cradle of the Industrial Revolution",
was designated by UNESCO a "World Heritage Site" in 1986.
The Museum is barely half a mile from the remains of the
Blast Furnace where, in 1709, Abraham Darby I successfully smelted iron
using coke as the fuel instead of charcoal. Here too, in 1779, the world’s
first iron bridge was cast, which still spans the River Severn today.
Registered as a Charitable Trust the Museum, since the death
of it’s Founder in 1997, has been managed by his widow and co-founder,
the sculptor Pam Brown, supported by an experienced Board of Trustees.
There are currently over 60 sculptures in the Permanent
and Loan Collections, including a substantial number by Roy Kitchin, set
throughout superb landscape, ranging from open rolling grassland to intimate
woodland settings, linked by discreet pathways.
Roy Kitchin’s on-site, large and well equipped steel fabrication
studio is now, subject to availability, offered for short-term rental
together with modest self catering living accommodation.
Admission fee: £2.00 Adults; £1.50 Children and concessions.
Open to the public 10a.m. to 5p.m., Tuesday to Sunday, March
to November. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.
Summer evenings by appointment only.
Driving directions and map available on web site or by mail.
Free parking available.
Self-guided group tours welcome.
Information Leaflet available. Complete Public Catalogue
available on demand @ £30.00 inc. p&p.
Educational programs for schools, community groups available
by individual arrangement.
W.C. facility available.
Roy Kitchin; Pam Brown; Tim Threlfall.
Variable Term Loans Collection
Owen Cunningham; Brian Fell, Charles Hewlings, Phillip King; Michael
Lyons; Sarah Nevill; Richard Rome; Harry Seager; Brian Thompson; Rob Ward.
Peter Blunsden; John Foster; Peter Hide; Andrew Sloan; Keir Smith.