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Tar Tunnel

High Street, Ironbridge Gorge TF87HT, England
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This tunnel has been closed off so you can not go into it, it's been like this for a couple of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon S
Buckley, United Kingdom
via mobile
Closed - but we enjoyed it!

You can walk to the Tar Tunnel from the Coalport China museum - a 10 minute walk along the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain
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High Street, Ironbridge Gorge TF87HT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tunnel has been closed off so you can not go into it, it's been like this for a couple of years, the entrance to it is via a small shop that sell souvenirs, total waste of time visiting it,

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk to the Tar Tunnel from the Coalport China museum - a 10 minute walk along the attractive canal. On the way you see the Hay Incline which was used to raise and lower canal barges and then you go to the tunnel...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A visit to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Tar Tunnel is usually a must when visiting the area. It's an atmospheric and unique place which you can normally walk into, wearing a hard-hat, which is provided. However this hasn't been the case now for about two...More

Thank C3856CHpeter
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Having made the journey to Ironbridge and bought my museum annual pass - very good value, I was determined to visit each of the 10 museums. So off I headed to the tar tunnel - something of a freak of nature I thought. We parked...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It wasn't until we walked in that we found access to the tunnel itself has been stopped and you get about 10' (3m) of what was supposed to be an exploration through a tar tunnel. Not to take anything from the wonderful gentleman in attendance...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Very difficult to find but once you do you are greeted by the most amazing polite and friendly staff. Small museum on the tunnel and great little gift shop items from £1 upwards. The tunnel itself is lighted and gives a very authentic but eerie...More

Thank paulandpip
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Had no idea this tunnel existed but was fascinated to learn about the history. It isn't possible to go into the tunnel at present due to the gas level being too high, but it is still definitely worth a visit as you can learn about...More

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

it is such a shame that you cannot go into it, health and safety and no one willing to take ownership of fixing it. you can stand at the entrance but it has been over a year and apparently talking to staff no the owner,...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

As others have said there is no guarantee that the tunnels will be open but it's well worth a look if you have any interest in the history of the area, very different to anything I have seen before

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 21 March 2017

You cannot go into this due to hazardous gases but it is manned for information and purchase of small souvenirs. Opening hours have also changed so check before visiting.

Thank PJH61
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