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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 2013
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Lot of effort and thought has gone into creating this Victorian village. Local bus services can take you to the door of the attraction. Also, we had a dog with us and they allowed him entry, as long as he was on his lead and very well behaved. Loved the ladies in period costume with prams from the Victorian era... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We had a great day out here on Easter Sunday which was surprisingly not heaving with visitors and very relaxing. Staff are all incredibly friendly and most in character - loved the Victorian policeman. Had wonderful conversations with the brickmaker and printer and learnt loads about both industries and crafts. Ate the best chips I'd tasted in years - a... More

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UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Visited in good weather and spent mosy of day here. Buildings, setting and volunteers/staff were great. Lots to see, some things to do and plenty of interest. It did not feel crowded despite car parks being full. Some things are extra cost so be warned.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Was last here about 5 years ago and loved it then as well. Was delighted to see so many new things had been added.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Took my granddaughters (aged 9 & 7) on Good Friday, they loved their day, changing money into £sd, then spending it. Unlike some Victorian village museums I have visited, it is interactive enabling the children to become involved. The staff must take a lot of credit for that, particularly the policeman/Sweeney Todd, he was brilliant. When we left my grandchildren... More

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Although a Good Friday the parking was excellent. Very authentic people around the site, loved the policeman on his bike!! Very good facilities what with places to eat and dtrink.

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Yorkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely museum, like stepping back in time. Loved the way that the shops were open and you could talk to the assistants. The pub had a music sing along, the guys were fantastic. You can even buy a drink in the pub. Money can be exchanged for old money in the bank and then spent on site, or you can... More

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kent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

1994 was the last time we visited here and a lot of good work has been done to improve it. Really enjoyed the feel and the input from the staff in visiting the various houses and areas, Only disappointment was the blacksmiths not open which on a easter bank holiday was poor. Everything else good and enjoyed it all.

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Dunmow
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Have been to several other Victorian (style) town recreations before and this scores highly. We only did one museum visit so expensive (compared to a museum passport) but still worth it. Best thing was that so many of the shops were being run by person in period outfit and the 'props' in the shop were of quality and took you... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The weather was great and enabled us to wander the many streets and dip and out of the many shops. A large cheap car park led down to the entrance where discounted prices were available for the elderly. The video that was displayed on the walls was accompanied by sounds replicating the pressing and forging of the cast iron and... More

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