So much of that early industrialization survived into the 20th century, that the story of the products that set the industrial revolution on its path, and the machines that made them, is still visibly told. With its 18th century furnaces, factories, workshops and canals, the Ironbridge Gorge became known as "The Birthplace of Industry".
Today, there are 10 museums on 80 acres at the Iron Bridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site. The award winning museums range from china and tile makers to an entire, recreated Victorian town. Ironbridge Gorge is enormously popular with families and anyone interested in the early industries.