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Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture

Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture
Moss House, Cherry Tree Hill, Coalbrookdale, Telford
Shropshire TF8 7EF
England, UK.
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.

Artists Represented
Permanent Collection
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.

Acquisitions 2000
Peter Blunsden; John Foster; Peter Hide; Andrew Sloan; Keir Smith.

Michael Lyons

Rob Ward

Roy Kitchin

Pam Brown

Richard Rome

Roy Kitchin

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