The art of satire

An Ironbridge art exhibition will showcase a mix of satirical prints along with other objects dating from the mid-18th century onwards. The Changing Times Exhibition: Humour and Satire will explore prints and objects that poked fun at new technology such as the wonders of steam power.

A true insight into society is often best gained through the humorous drawings and prints made at the time, and many of the exhibits cover topics ranging from the antics of royalty to smoking habits and fashionable dress. Some were devoted to industry, transport and modern inventions.

There will be colouring-in and dressing-up activities for children, with the opportunity for visitors to take their own photographs. This free exhibition is on until Friday 28 February at the Coalbrookdale Gallery and can be viewed Monday to Friday during opening hours. For more information, visit


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