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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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We spent an enjoyable day at this attraction. There is plenty to do and see. As it was summer we even had all the fun of the fair! It was interesting to see the various shops, pub and workshops. Had lunch there too which was good quality and very reasonably priced.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We had been to Blists Hill previously on a Sunday some years ago and there were more historic dramas on previous occasions. The policeman / vicar was great and very entertaining. Unfortunately the enormous number of people waiting for the two very popular school lessons meant we couldn't all get in to watch. This was the only 'drama' arranged for... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Visited on Saturday with our 2 children aged 9 and 11. There was plenty to educate and entertain both children. We paid for a yearly pass as it seemed better value for money than the day ticket. The children enjoyed using the victorian coins to pay for things. We took our own food this time and there were plenty of... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Visited with a friend and had a great afternoon. Lots to see and do and everyone involved was friendly, chatty and very knowledgeable. I've bought an annual passport (excellent value using Tesco vouchers) and plan to visit as often as we can and to take the grandchildren. Only disappointment was that the bakery had sold out by the time we... More

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England
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Definitely the highlight of the area. There is so much to see, with the buildings set around the streets of the town informally, so you can wander around like a real olde worlde village. The shops are great - buying chips at the chippie, sweets, buns at the bakers, odd things from the pharmacist, pork pie from the butcher, candles... More

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Yorkshire - England
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110 reviews 110 reviews
12 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This place offers a great day out and an education at the same time. Depending on your age it could tell you about how your parents, grandparents or even great grandparents lived. Spread over a 50 acres site, you will need to do a lot of walking but it is worth the effort. Knowledgeable staff all dressed up in period... More

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dorset uk
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited Blist Hill using the Ironbridge passport ticket and had a great day. You can change your money in the bank for old pennies or use your own money. There is a lovely fair on the village green, a butchers selling pies etc, a bakery and a fish and chip shop which sell lovely chips. Don't miss the miners... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Had a great time with our family. The town itself is bigger than we were expecting, and there's lots to see and do. The people are brilliant - they're all in character, and are happy to stop and chat. They're all very knowledgable about Victorian society, and we all learned a lot just from talking to them. Recommend the school... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
3 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This reminds me very much of the Black Country Museum - very well done, with people dressed up in relevant costumes, explaining how things worked in "the old days". If you have been to Beamish though, you will possibly be disappointed, as it's not at all on such a big scale. Having said that, it's educational for the kids and... More

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We visited Blists Hill Victorian Town whilst visiting friends, there were six of us and we all found it very interesting. In the village you can change your new money for old money and use it to buy goos in all the shops, so it would be a great place to take children, it has a real feel of the... More

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