Industrial Revolution

Ironbridge is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. It was in Ironbridge that iron was first made in great quantities.  It gave this mass production to the world, from which flowed new technologies that created the modern world.

Iron changed the way we cooked, kept warm, got access to clean water, worked and travelled.

It’s hard to imagine a world without computers because they are now such an important part of everyday life.  However, without Ironbridge there would have been no computers, no Xbox, no space shuttle, no industrial revolution, or many of the other things we take for granted today.

Steam power and other new technology meant things could be done more quickly and on a bigger scale. New machines made mass-production possible.