Museum wins praise from visitors

The reopening of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums has been given an overwhelming thumbs up by the first visitors to the site.

Every one of the visitors who completed a survey about their trip to the museums this weekend said they would recommend the museums to a friend – and there was huge approval for the measures introduced to meet the Government’s Covid regulations.

Roz Chandler, marketing director at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust said,“We achieved an average score of 4.7 out of five across nearly 100 responses when we asked people how they rated their visit, which is a real shot in the arm after being closed for more than three months because of the lockdown. We’ll look at all the comments from the opening weekend over the next few days and follow up on anything we think needs a tweak, but we’d just like to say a huge thank you to everybody who has visited since our reopening on Saturday and made our first weekend back so memorable.

The Trust reopened Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and The Iron Bridge Tollhouse for the first time in more than 100 days on Saturday after the Government gave them the green light to welcome back visitors.  The Museum of The Gorge, which suffered damage during the floods of February, also opened as a free entry Visitor Centre

Tickets and timed entry slots are on sale at www.ironbridge.org.uk

 

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