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Blists Hill Victorian Town

Legges Way, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF7 5DU, England
01952 433424
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: This reconstructed Victorian mining town is one of the best of its kind in England.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had fab afternoon at this attraction - a good mix of history & fun Enjoyed singing along in the Victorian pub and traditional fair ground staff were all dressed in Victorian attire and really enthusiastically took on their roles - good value for money attraction

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Sale, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife has been telling me about this Victorian Village for the past 10 years, about how she changed her money into old money and how she went around buying sweets and trinkets whilst wandering through olden day shops. I've always managed to avoid going - but this weekend I was "forced" to. It rained, it rained a lot; but... More

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north wales
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Yet another great family day at Blists hill. Thoroughly recommend for all ages, it's not overly commercial (which is it's charm) good value and very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff in full character and costume, very informative. many many types of Victorian shops, all with staff and items to see/good buy a few limited items (carbolic soaps/fresh bread and fruit loaves... More

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Interesting step back in time combining both industrial and social history. Great interaction with the individuals who "inhabit" the houses, shops and workplaces. Unfortunately there is not enough demonstrations of how things worked, many of the exhibits are static and seem a little unkempt. We have visited the town last year and were surprised at the difference, a lot of... More

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Lancashire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Plenty to see & do takes you back to the Victorian era. Expensive to go in but worth buying the "passport" if going to any of the other attractions.

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Leicester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We loved the characters that we met and the shops and businesses at the top of the hill were great. The day was quite rainy but given it was a Saturday in July there was no horse and cart or lift. The school times were not clear and when we tried to take shelter from heavy rain in the pavilion... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

nice to see how people lived.lots to see,spent over 5 1/2 hours there great value for your money.wished we had granddaughter with us as she would have loved it,good old sing song in the pub.

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Shropshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Its interesting, fun and would appeal to many ages. I think for a family it would be expensive unless you have an Ironbridge Museum passport

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Best of all you are left to explore at your own pace. The guides are all 'in character' and period dress and compliment the attraction perfectly. The bakers sold lovely fruit bread rolls and biscuits made on the premise and the butcher sold the best pork scratchings I have ever tasted. There is plenty of information and working demonstrations to... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great day out for all the family. Rather expensive, if you don't live locally and can't make use of an annual pass. Once inside, as well as buying food/drinks, there were other expenses (especially if you have children with you), such as the fairground rides.

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