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Tar Tunnel

High Street, Telford TF87HT, England
+44 1952 433424
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Still worth a visit

The Tar Tunnel is still closed to visitors due to a form of gas escaping. We were really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hazel W
,
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Still Shut

Not safe to walk in at the moment but when we visited you could go and stand at the entrance of the... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
kaff_12
,
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“hard hat” (19 reviews)
“worth a visit” (12 reviews)
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High Street, Telford TF87HT, England
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+44 1952 433424
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"hard hat"
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"coalport china museum"
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"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"information boards"
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"hay incline"
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"ironbridge"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tar Tunnel is still closed to visitors due to a form of gas escaping. We were really disappointed but it was really worth going to see as you are able to go down from the shop and look along the tunnel. It is still...More

Thank Hazel W
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Not safe to walk in at the moment but when we visited you could go and stand at the entrance of the tunnel and look down it, so you did get a feel of the place. To be honest we couldn't see you getting a...More

Thank kaff_12
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Unfortunately, it was still shut when we visited. We weren’t aware of this beforehand. You can walk a short distance into the tunnel before the barrier so you still get a bit of a feel for it. There are some information boards about the tunnel...More

Thank HellyWelly93
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Why on earth don't they put up a sign in the car park of the china museum?! or tell you when you buy the passport - it would save a lot of disappointment.

1  Thank MG72
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Unfortunately the tar tunnel has been partially closed for a while now due to a health and safety issue with gas. You can only go to the entrance rather than walking the tunnel wearing a hard hat. What a pity they don't tell you this...More

Thank Arden24
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 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,

1  Thank Simon S
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

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
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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

1  Thank C3856CHpeter
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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

1  Thank Karen M
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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

1  Thank Steve W
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