Tar Tunnel

Ironbridge Museums


This is one of the Gorge’s more curious tourist attractions – an eerie brick-lined tunnel dug into the hillside. Stand at the entrance to the tunnel and see the treacle-like bitumen oozing through gaps in the walls.
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Contact details

Tar Tunnel High St, Telford, Shropshire, West Midlands, TF8 7HT
Phone: 01952 433 424

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
There is limited access to the Tar Tunnel for wheelchair users.
Please ask at Coalport China Museum for details of the best route from the car park.
There are 4 steps down from the shop to the entrance to the tunnel. A side door can be opened on request for direct level access.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Assistance Dogs are welcome.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Disabled visitors are given free admission to all of the Museums. Anyone accompanying pays the standard admission charge.