The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are temporarily closed to the public, this includes the Jackfield tile museum site along with many attractions, shops & businesses around the country, they have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close all of their museum sites to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.
All ‘drop in’ events, pre-booked workshops, tours and school visits are now cancelled for the foreseeable future.
These are unprecedented and challenging times. The situation is changing quickly and we do not have a scheduled date for reopening. We will continue to monitor all Government advice and will provide regular updates through our website and our social media channels. If you have a query regarding an existing group or school booking, please email us at Jennifer@cdjackfield.com
We appreciate your patience and understanding and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Tile decorating workshops when we reopen.
These workshops are available on selected dates throughtout the year, and are open to the whole family. All ages are welcome to come and join in at having a go at decorating their own tile using the tubelining technique.
There are designs available for you to trace but it is often more interesting for students to design their own having taken inspiration from the Museum’s galleries. We have a design sheet that you can download below that is great for drafting out your ideas before you visit.
It is always wise to come early as it is an extremely popular activity and is run on a first come first served basis.
The Tile Decorating Workshops are suitable for children of all ages and no prior skills are required. Students will produce their own tile using the tubelining technique which was popular in the Art Nouveau period. Tiles can be made individually or working in groups to create panels.
You can book a group workshop up to a year in advance. Workshops last around one and a half hours. Maximum size group is 30 students. However, we are able to offer the option of split groups should your class be in excess of our maximum.
Early booking is recommended. Workshop cost per student £9 and £20 postage inc vat (schools price under the heading of “educational visits’).