The New Coracle shed

The New Coracle Shed contains a FREE exhibition telling the fascinating story of the coracle men of Ironbridge, their lives and humour.

The New Coracle Shed is based at the Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR

Coracle Stories

The Ironbridge Coracle Trust rediscovered many of the tools and strange animated characters which had been in the old shed and have built this new shed to show them and tell the stories, often in the coracle men’s own words.

The New coracle shed is where you can see the Coracle Stories exhibition.

We are open Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30am until 4.00pm. You can also make a virtual visit with this film – click on the picture below (It says we closed. We’re not – so ignore that bit!)

The Glass Shed. This shed safely displays many of the original items from the old shed.

There is a replica of one of the witches. The real witch is in the glass shed, with a fox, tools and many mysterious objects. A real old curiosity shop!

There are also fascinating historic photos and films, many supplied by local people.

Local artists and craftspeople have been helping to tell the stories.

A coracle following an old car during the floods. Photo: IGMT, colourised by Adrian Brown.
A closeup of the diorama about poaching by Chris Cox and Tania Harvey
We made the exhibition imagining we were the ingenious coracle men, so we made our own television.
The local Men in Sheds group helped make replicas of many of the old animated models.
A classic Ironbridge style coracle made by Eustace.
We have been conserving the coracle collection. Why not volunteer to help?

Many local people have volunteered their time to help with conservation of parts of our collection and other activities.