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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 2013
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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Was last here about 5 years ago and loved it then as well. Was delighted to see so many new things had been added.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Took my granddaughters (aged 9 & 7) on Good Friday, they loved their day, changing money into £sd, then spending it. Unlike some Victorian village museums I have visited, it is interactive enabling the children to become involved. The staff must take a lot of credit for that, particularly the policeman/Sweeney Todd, he was brilliant. When we left my grandchildren... More

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Although a Good Friday the parking was excellent. Very authentic people around the site, loved the policeman on his bike!! Very good facilities what with places to eat and dtrink.

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Yorkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely museum, like stepping back in time. Loved the way that the shops were open and you could talk to the assistants. The pub had a music sing along, the guys were fantastic. You can even buy a drink in the pub. Money can be exchanged for old money in the bank and then spent on site, or you can... More

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kent
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

1994 was the last time we visited here and a lot of good work has been done to improve it. Really enjoyed the feel and the input from the staff in visiting the various houses and areas, Only disappointment was the blacksmiths not open which on a easter bank holiday was poor. Everything else good and enjoyed it all.

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Dunmow
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Have been to several other Victorian (style) town recreations before and this scores highly. We only did one museum visit so expensive (compared to a museum passport) but still worth it. Best thing was that so many of the shops were being run by person in period outfit and the 'props' in the shop were of quality and took you... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The weather was great and enabled us to wander the many streets and dip and out of the many shops. A large cheap car park led down to the entrance where discounted prices were available for the elderly. The video that was displayed on the walls was accompanied by sounds replicating the pressing and forging of the cast iron and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing. The whole village is fabulous as are all staff who add to the atmosphere. Must go to miss burkes lesson in school just stern enough to keep everyone in awe. She was particularly great. The whole experience is first class and takes you back in time.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This Victorian was extremely well done, lots of different shops of the era including a Sweet shop ( for bonfire toffee ) Pub with good beers on tap, café, Haberdashers, foundry, bread shop, Lloyds Bank, plus many others. The Bank would change you money into £ s d to be used for purchases as you went around. Extremely well done

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We went with friends and it was a perfect day. The children did candle dipping (£1) fed freshly baked bread to the ducks, exchanged modern money for old money in the bank, spent their pennies in the sweet shop, (4 ounces for £1.20 in new money) and on the fairground rides, (4d or £1.20) per ride. We watched a tanner... More

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