The tunnel cannot be visited at the moment, something to do with the tar flow. However, when we got there a member of staff talked us through the story of the site, still very interesting.
We visited the Tar Tunnel as part of the 10 Ironbridge Museums and attractions. We arrived just after opening so not many people around. We could not go down the Tar Tunnel itself as there was a gas problem, but the young lady on the desk explained the issue fully and allowed us into the entrance so we could look... 更多
Very interesting historical talk by the guide, and a fascinating piece of history, but unfortunately there was a gas warning when we were there so we couldn't go into the tunnels. Interesting none the less and hope to be back to complete the tour.
This one attraction kids wanted to see but it's closed majority of the time and I would check the website before going as might be a waste of journey. We did get to look inside from the shop but it's not the same as going inside.looks like it will be fun for the children when it does decide to open.will... 更多
At long last,it wasnt closed,due to gasses-always a good idea to contact in advance,if you are going to make a special journey,just to visit the tar tunnel
difficult to find from the china museum, directions were not clear. unfortunately we could not go in when we did find it, as there were dangerous gases so nobody was allowed in. as you have to park at the china museum to get there, it would have been nice if they had let people know it wasn't open to go... 更多
We weren't able to go in the tunnel because poison gases for at a high level, but looked in and were given a detailed, history packed informative personal talk about the history. Only minutes from Youth Hostel Association -- a great place to stay. Even if you can't go in, worth a visit especially if you have the museum passport... 更多
A short (signposted) walk along the canal from the Coalport Museum gets you to the Tar Tunnel and equipped with your hard hat and self guide information you proceed down the well lit tunnel to see the bitumen seeping from the walls. The tunnel is very similar to canal tunnels and it is well worth the visit.
i went to the tar tunnel on a college trip, although a short tunnel the guide very informative. a little eon the small side
The Tar Tunnel was originally planned to link with a mine shaft, enabling goods to be transported down to the river for shipping. When they dug the tunnel they discovered bitumen by chance. This sticky black petroleum product was extracted and used for coating ships, roads and roofs, it was also used as a raw material for chemicals. The tunnel... 更多