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“History Today” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town
Legges Way, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF7 5DU, England
01952 433424
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Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This reconstructed Victorian mining town is one of the best of its kind in England.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“History Today”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A really effective audio visual display as you enter this late Victorian world. We have visited many times and in many seasons. This is the Victorian world in microcosm. The pigs are great! The straw hat I bought at the milliners has been worn in Italy and Turkey!! Get to the bakers before the buns run out!

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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Oh my goodness. This place is wonderful. We spent 5hrs there and had a great time. The shop keepers, traders, teachers and home dwellers were so friendly and informative (although the head teacher was a bit scarey. Lol)
I will definitely be visiting again.

Visited April 2014
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“An interesting day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

This is worth a visit and there are some very interesting things here. Beware the food outlets - they are expensive and at best average. Some of the better places are the trades/crafts rooms and the products for sale are worth purchasing.

Visited April 2014
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“A full days entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Not exactly chaep but if bought on an annual Ironbridge passport ticket it becomes a very reasonable day out, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Visited April 2014
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“Worth the admission money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Initially sceptical about "how good could it be" for 16.70 each, I am happy to say I had a very happy four hours.
I cannot add much to the superlatives laden on this place except to say that I thought the helpfulness, knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff was great.
One fault however is the £2 paid to go on a train ride to the clay mine. Basically one is driven about a hundred yards into a dark shed where a projected film of faux Victorian miners is projected on the wall. It was badly acted and ill conceived. They should work on this or make it free.
But I will not let that detract from a wonderful day. Recommended for all

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