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Blists Hill Victorian Town

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Address: Legges Way, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF7 5DU, England
Phone Number: 01952 433424
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Description: This reconstructed Victorian mining town is one of the best of its kind in...
This reconstructed Victorian mining town is one of the best of its kind in England.
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Lovely day out.

Lovely town. Well kept attraction, friendly staff, lots of interesting things to see. Spent 6.5 hours there and will go back at some time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Whilst this park is funded by the entrance fee and the £2 all day parking cost, i felt that this Victorian Town left something to be desired. Wilst i did enjoy seeing people 'perform' and dress as though they were people from that era, i felt the entrance fee was a little high and then having to pay for the... More 

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Midlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely town. Well kept attraction, friendly staff, lots of interesting things to see. Spent 6.5 hours there and will go back at some time.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I must have first visited this in 1978 or thereabouts and it has developed since. Not necessarily in the best of ways. What you get, as with all similar attractions depends on the day. off season it can be more closed than open and I suspect there is a struggle to find volunteers, many of whom are ageing a bit.... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, we must be getting old as we can remember how true to life it all was. Have been made to stand in the corner at school for being late and met the local constable.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Really interesting day at this museum going back in time to see shops, displays and memorabilia from Victorian times. Staff in shops and houses were in costume and very friendly. We spent about 5 hours there and liked the fact it was not busy. Not sure if young children would be impressed but the school kids we saw said they... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Was disappointed this visit maybe because it was early in the season. Not every thing was working. On our last visit it was a hive of activity. This time quite quiet.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

a really great family day out, with a fully restored and interactive Victorian town Shops, pubs mine etc Can get busy at peak times, as you might expect Good value annual ticket covering other museums in the area There are also far too many extra's to pay as you go around! Hence not 5 *

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Telford, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This place is superb, it shows what life was like in the past, and gives children an easy to understand view of everything during that period, Its worth going when they have a special event, like Xmas, Halloween, or fireworks night, the atmosphere is wonderful.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This recreated Victorian town is very charming. It gives a real sense of what life was like. It could do with some further expansion and I hope that happens as it is a must see!

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Really interesting place, full of enthusiastic people playing their part in keeping the amazing history of the area going, and helping to convey the state of living in the early 1900s. We didn't have long enough to properly see everything and spend enough time there, we will be going back again to discover more...

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