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“An excellent day out for the whole family”

Blists Hill Victorian Town
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Lots to se, learn and do and if you go when Kaliedoscope Theatre are performing you are in for a real treat

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Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

After a disappointing visit to the Museum of the Gorge in Ironbridge, we are glad that we made the effort to go to Blists Hill.

We were amazed how big it was as other Victorian villages we have visited only contained one or two shops. Blist Hill is like a complete village.

The first building you encounter is the Lloyds bank where you can exchange your money for shillings and farthings.

Each shop has a small amount of goods which you can then purchase with your shillings (or sterling if you prefer). The bakers has real bread, the blacksmith makes fire companion sets, the chemist sells carbolic soap etc. a great idea for kids!

The staff within each building are dressed in victorian costume and seemed very knowledgeable of the Victorian era. They were all very keen to have a chat and tell you a bit more about their business.

A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for both adults and children alike.

1  Thank RubeusMinerva
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Allow yourself at least 2 hours to view this [we went on a very cold and snowy day and would have spent longer here if the weather had been different!].

3  Thank FionaChinnor
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

It is many years since I visited Blists Hill and there have been many additions since then.We visited on March 23rd in a week when the worst snowfalls for years were recorded.
unfortunately our arrival coincided with 5 Coach loads of schoolchildren of assorted ages. We went down to the bottom of the site and enjoyed seeing the Squatters house and old toll house in comfort. After a snack lunch we visited the foundry where we had a good demonstration despite the crowd.We attempted to visit the Candle maker who was not demonstrating but selling candles,the wood carver who talked about health and safety and not carving and we failed to enter the sweet shop due to the queue.The Doctor's house ,the Bank, the Post office and Pharmacy were very interesting when we managed to get in. Numbers on houses to link in with the map would be helpful.Limiting coach parties or timed entry might help

1  Thank Pang0
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

This is a wonderful way to redevelop an old ironworks..The town is true victoriana and was so interesting. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We were there for 4 hours and saw most of it plus had time for refreshments as well. I recommend the fish and chips . They reminded me of my childhood!

2  Thank pauline4546
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