The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust seeks to inspire future generations about the world-changing story of the Industrial Revolution which traces its roots to this small corner of Shropshire in Ironbridge. The technical developments here in the 17th century set the nation and the world on a path which it still travels along and it is due to this that the Ironbridge Gorge is a World Heritage site and recognised as the Birthplace of Industry.
The Trust preserves and interprets the remains of the Industrial Revolution in the six square miles of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. The items in the Trust's collection include scheduled ancient monuments, canals, ancient woodlands, archaeological sites, factories and housing.
It is an independent educational charity, which receives no regular government funding and so relies upon visitors and supporters to be involved in and support its conservation work through admission charges, trading and associated commercial activities.