Ironbridge Coracles are a bowl shaped craft made from wood and covered with a waterproofed membrane. Traditionally they were used as transport and fishing (both nets and eel or night lines). They were also important for helping in times of flood …. securing driftwood, removing felled timber from the river during times of flooding to prevent danger if left to float downstream, as well as rescuing those in need.
The coracle men also had a great sense of humour!
Follow the Coracle Trail to the FREE community museums and coracle projects
Due to the virus restriction we are not opening the New Coracle Shed on a drop-in basis for the time being. You can ask to arrange a visit by appointment by emailing us on