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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Had looked forward to visiting here however found it disappointing village is new made to look old, every shop, workshop is trying to sell you something, the train ride into the mine shaft is dreadful turning lights off in a shed & showing a film really does not portray what it would have been like if it was a free... More

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dousland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If I hadn't been to Beamish then this would be a five star review. With a bit more money spent the village would be world class. Even as it is, it makes a great day out for all ages. The shops are varied and carry well priced items to buy - nothing seems like a rip off. There is a... More

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Connahs Quay, Wales, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a truely unique place. Everything is set as an authentic Victorian village. There is a village pub serving wine, bitter and mild (no lager), Victorian sweet shops, photograph shop, etc. the highlight for us was visiting the school and sitting a real Victorian lesson in class. The fish and chip shop is quite expensive at £5+ for a... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to visit here for a while so I purchased annual passes from the Heart of England website on buy one get one free. At no point did it mention that this place was a haven for dogs - they are everywhere. People were ignoring the signs and taking their dogs into the exhibits as well. Staff seemed... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Went on a school trip here 15years ago, revisited with my family! Lots to see and do, all very on hands and interactive! My 2year enjoyed looking and learning, was able to see and do things and enjoyed from victorian era! Had fish n chips for lunch-made as they did back in the day-and tasted amazing! Sweet shop was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very good! Was raining so no queues, all the people in each shop really helpful, too time and children thoroughly enjoyed it. Buy an annual pass with tesco vouchers, did this for the morning and others venues at ironbridge ( indoors) for the afternoon.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have visited here three times, and each time has been better than the time before! I love it here, we came on a rainy day, and despite the rain, still had a wonderful time. The people dressed in Victorian dress are knowledgable and friendly and were all keen to answer questions and talk to us. It's lovely to be... More

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London,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went to Blists Hill Victorian Town over the Bank Holiday Saturday. It was like going back to those times in a timemachine. The Trust have done an excellent job of recreating the place brick-by-brick. There are usually lot of events and in general; its very interactive and you can see people working and going about as they did in those... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

One of the best days of the holiday, I'd been here 20 years ago and thought the whole experience was great. Loved the actors in costume, loved the summertime fair. The kids really enjoyed themselves too!

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Caernarfon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Visited the Victorian town as a family of 4. As we were travelling from North Wales we did not arrive until lunch time. Had to pay £1.50 to park car at the museum which I was not happy about but that seems to be the norm at most attractions now. I was shocked that it cost £55 for our family... More

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