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Blists Hill Victorian Town

Address: Legges Way, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF7 5DU, England
Phone Number: 01952 433424
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner 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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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

In my opinion if they lowered the entrance price then a lot more people would be able to go. If buildings are closed they should not charge full price. My family went to the Black Country museum which is a lot bigger than Blists Hill and the entrance fee was a lot less. BH is a lovely place but it... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I arrived at Blist Hill Victorian Town full of excited anticipation. I was disappointed on so many levels. Lots of the buildings were closed, but no mention was made prior to my entry, and no discounts were offered. Of course I knew ahead of time which buildings were orginal to the site and which had been reconstructed or relocated from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We so enjoyed our trip here, what an interesting place. A really fun day out whatever your age. The staff really make the experience by engaging fully with visitors. Well worth the money.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We popped here on a Saturday afternoon after having a recent enjoyable experience at the black country museum. It's an interesting place with genuine industrial buildings integrated into an artificial village. Some of the actors were very interesting and approachable which added to the experience. We also had some great chips! I would advise going more in the height of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was my second visit after perhaps twenty years and it has grown in size and popularity - you might say it was horribly overcrowded with unsupervised schoolchildren eating chips. However, go there on a day when there aren't likely to be lots of school trips and you have a truly fascinating museum. Oldsters can reminisce and everyone can learn... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went to Blists Hill for the Victorian Christmas Event, we really enjoyed looking at the shops and the fake snow made it feel like Christmas. The people who ran the stalls were very friendly and helpful, but could have been more stalls selling Christmas items. We went into the resteraunt at the bottom for lunch. the one you go... More 

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CARDIFF. WALES
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The staff, the victorian clothed residents were excellent. Staff on the cash desk very friendly and welcoming. Not all shops were occupied as I presume it was winter and there weren't to many people about but the punters pay the same so it should be the same on the streets. Did like the two guys in the pub singing Victorian... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I went with a telford local and arrived promptly for 10am opening. We went by bus from Telford town centre. The nearest bus stop was an 8 minute walk alongside a wooded area. As we were literally the only ones there we had breakfast in the cafe and then made our way through town. Starting off at the bank we... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was my first visit to Ironbridge wished I had visited before , absolutely loved everything , it was interesting and the attention to detail in recreating this town was fascinating . We visited just after Xmas so was quiet but this did not deflect from the staff and the shops , houses and the information provided from staff being... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went before Christmas and each of the homes was decorated as it would have been in Victorian Times. It was wonderful. My 7 year old loved the print works, and the sweet shop, the baker and the post office were also all highlights. Well worth a visit.

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