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London, England, United Kingdom
March 4, 2011
From journal Shropshire: The return
Leicester, United Kingdom
March 13, 2006
The upper floor takes to 1851 Great Exhibition, where the Coalbrookdale Co. showed off its finest work. Queen Victoria visited the Crystal Palace 41 times. How do you know? By sticking your head into one of the holes—you do not know where you are putting it until you see yourself in a fancy dress in the mirror placed in front of you. The museum keeps some of fine iron art pieces, like a statue of a dog, park bench, or wall plague of the Last Supper.
Opposite the main building, covered under shelter, is the old blast furnace. It was here where Abraham Darby, in 1709, first smelted iron, using coke instead of charcoal. The furnace was at that time already 50 years old but stayed in use until 1818 when it was enlarged. The furnace survived as part of a complex of foundry buildings and underwent many other changes, the story of which is still being pieced together.
Entrance without passport ticket is £6,50/£ 4,50 concessions.
From journal Big Boom in Iron Industry
December 5, 2002
From journal Ironbridge Gorge
Warwick, United Kingdom
May 21, 2002
There are lots of touch screen TV's to sit and play with as well as a brass rubbing area of bugs and river animals.
The museum also has an 8 minute video for viewing and a nice shop.
From journal A Cultural weekend at Ironbridge
The simplest thing to do is to point the scanner machine to the objects with question marks; the screen will show the object and its history and functionality. You can even test the gained knowledge at the end of your visual tour.
More fun is, of course, to build and touch. You can build a building and then start artificial earthquake and see if your construction survives. Or, you can test your reaction against the speed and accuracy of a robot, generate electricity, and see how long it last while using different machines like TV, radio, blender… it is fun, but I would not like watching the TV while spinning the wheel to power it up.
There is even stuff to keep the kids amused while you are playing. Special performances are held regularly where kids can learn why things fly. Personally I was impressed how much such small creatures already know. I guess visiting Enginuity develops the hidden talents. So don’t hesitate to discover what is hidden in you, come play learn and have a good fun.
Entrance without passport ticket is £7,50/£ 5,50 concessions.