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Blists Hill Victorian Town

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Address: Legges Way, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF7 5DU, England
Phone Number: 01952 433424
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This reconstructed Victorian mining town is one of the best of its kind in...

This reconstructed Victorian mining town is one of the best of its kind in England.

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Have just spent the day at Bliss Hill and what a great time we had. The place is quite large and was really entertaining, from watching the Iron Works to going down the mine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Blackpool
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have just spent the day at Bliss Hill and what a great time we had. The place is quite large and was really entertaining, from watching the Iron Works to going down the mine. Its ideal for all ages, and is very interactive. There are many shops to spend your old money which can be changed at the bank, to... More 

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liverpool
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent most of the day at the Victorian Town. The kids, aged 11 and 9 absolutely loved it. We booked in early to get our photographs done, well worth while. The fish and chips were stunningly gorgeous. We went to school and were told off by a very strict Miss Birch. Loved the day out and would return again... More 

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Thank Christine J
Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went in 2011, this time took the grandkids, the Trevithick steam engine was missing, no steam engines were fired up, no foundry working at all, no blacksmith, no nothing, we went on the mine train that cost £6 extra and it went 100 meters in to a false tunnel and a 5 min stupid film and that was it,... More 

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Telford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are lucky enough to have this educational resource on our door step. It is fantastic value and the staff here are so helpful and kind. If you go early doors, its easier to do Blist Hill backwards , go down the hill past the town first, as everyone else does the opposite - especially large school trips. I did... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not cheap to get in but you can easily spend most of the day here. It was a little disappointing that a lot of the exhibits were not displaying the crafts - there was a carpenter making a rocking horse, a woman making candles and a few other crafts being displayed but the foundries and blacksmith weren't working which was... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great day at the Victorian town. Great that you can exchange some money into old money and spend in the shops so get an understanding on how much things use yo cost. All the staff very friendly and helpful and the information they told was good too. Enjoyed going back to the school in the 1900's and the... More 

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evesham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hadn't been here before so wasn't sure what to expect, this exceeded my expectations, what a brilliant day out, I personally didn't find this expensive considering how many staff have to be paid for, however there are a few things that have to be paid for once inside like the funfair and mine,it was so interesting to find out how... More 

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Thank buzzwood
yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with my wife and teenage kids. Have to be honest the kids did not want to go as they said it would be boring! After the first half an hour of moaning they really got interested in what it was all about. This is an educational experience not a thrill ride. I think there could be more fun... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the first time I have visited since the mid 1980s. I had expected to see more restoration to the original Blist Hill features such as the furnaces. Instead they seem to have spent £12 million on modern furnicular railway, a fake clay mine and some more fake buildings. The whole place seems to have been 'Disneyfied' to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely afternoon in Blists hill exploring all over, chatting to the staff and learning all kinds of things! The town is really interesting with loads to look at and do but my favourite bit was talking to the people who work there who really know their stuff and they inform in a much better way than any... More 

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