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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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took a large family here for the day. Lots to see and do. Kids really enjoyed.seeing how the victorians lived. Plenty of time needed here. We spent just over 3 hours and still didn't manage to get round to seeing everything. Visit the bank near the entrance and you can buy old coins and use them in the shops. Gifts... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I'm not really a museum person so was a bit reserved about coming here but had a fantastic time sampling Victorian life! Interesting things to see and do around every corner. Particularly enjoyed having my photo taken with my husband in the old Victorian dress and style! Also enjoyed watching the 'old school' - very funny! Easy to get around,... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have visited Blists Hill before and have always been really impressed however this time it was looking a bit run down and in need of some tlc. The incline lift wasn't working and one of the fairground rides was out of operation. The staff were great and very interested in talking to the children especially the man who did... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A really interesting 3 hours. Good for the kids during school holidays. Value for money, even more so if you get the annual ticket and intend visiting other museums in the area.

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lancashire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was part of a National coach Trip, and we arrived at 10.15 after a photo stop at the Iron bridge (not to be missed ) . The town doesn't seem that big till you start exploring and chatting will the characters in the shops and buildings , then before you know it 4hrs have passed! There seems to be... More

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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
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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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