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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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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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Easy to spend a whole day (and more) exploring this. The characters in costume bring the history alive

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walsall, UK
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145 reviews 145 reviews
76 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited with my parents. I paid for a single visit and they purchased the annual pass. Had a nice walk round and it was interesting going into the different shops etc. The policeman was the most enthusiastic of any of the volunteers, trying to drum up enthusiasm from both the visitors and shop-keepers. We went to have something to eat... More

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Wolverhampton.UK
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Despite having lived only 15 miles away for nearly 40 years, I had never been to this attraction. It was a pleasant surprise with a feel very much like the Black Country museum. Plenty to see and lots of costumed staff around the place telling you all about life in Victorian times. All in all both fun and informative. Would... More

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were looking forward to our visit. It was over priced but offered little to visitors. It is not as what it describes. There were a few Victorian characters in costume going about, nothing could compare to the Ballarat in Australia. According to the site map, there are over 50 shops, cottages and places of work, but many were not... More

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Northampton UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Oh I loved this - from the minute we changed modern currency into coins of the period minted specially for Blists Hill, to the moment we exchanged what was left back to the modern type, I was completely hooked! From vintage items donated when old shops closed, to brilliant facsimiles, to whole buildings dismantled and rebuilt in situ, to the... More

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24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic outdoor living museum. You come out of the modern reception area and step back in time immediately. Your first stop should be the bank to unburden yourself of that modern money for old money - although you can spend modern money in the shops, dealing in the old money adds to the charm. The children were... More

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