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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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manchester
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

really enjoyable day out for adults and children lots to see and do the Victorian characters really add to the experience, from the sing along in the pub, to the occasional characters you just bump into walking around the site quite a bit of walking involved, but worth the effort we were there for 3-4 hours

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have to side with the people who loved visiting Blists Hill and can only assume those that didn't enjoy it didn't really try to interact with it. My four year old son wasn't keen on the butcher's, and my two year old daughter isn't a keen on walking for miles so wanted carrying a lot of the time, but... More

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OXFORD UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a weekend away because I wanted to visit Ironbridge I new of its historical links but was totally unprepared for the visitor experience of The Victorian Village and all the other associated museums and attractions. Although it is a two and a half hour drive from Oxford we are already planning our return. A wonderful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Liked it all, very interesting loads to look at. Took me back in time, very realistic. Lots to see and great refreshments on offer.The steep slope downtown the refreshments was a bit difficult for me as I walk with a stick.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We visited this venue about 12 years ago and my wife fell in love with it. We have visited it on three further occasions, last year with one of our grandchildren and again this year. Things have changed over the time we have visited with some improvements and some things which have taken away from the authenticity of the place.... More

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horsham ,west sussex
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This Town had every shop and business you could thing off with staff dressed in Victorian costume to answer any questions. The best attraction was the print shop with the printer demonstrating his printing presses while explaining the origins of well-known idioms such as ' coming a cropper' and 'coining a phrase'. The lardy cake in the bakers was fantastic... More

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Merseyside
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What a really good find we had with this Victorian Town. Make sure you have good comfy shoes on. we thought it would be a couple of hours at most to see round but we were there for 4 hours and that didn`t include stopping for lunch. Although I didn`t try them they had a Fish and Chip shop The... More

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widnes
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My partner wanted to visit Victorian Town and I was dubious, as we are a couple with no children I didn't think it'd be interesting enough to keep us entertained for 2-3 hours as stated in the leaflet. I was wrong. There were good bits and bad bits to it. For example I'd say the ticket price is a little... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What an amazing place this is, brilliant for adults and children alike. Takes you back into the Victorian age, the village, the shops, the history. Every single staff member were helpful, friendly and made you feel welcome. Can't wait to come again with my grandchildren. The annual pass to all 10 museums is such good value. Well done Blists Hill.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A really good place to spend the afternoon,very authentic Victorian village to which a lot of work has gone into,not cheap but really felt like we should have spent the whole day there.

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