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Blists Hill Victorian Town

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Address: Legges Way, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF7 5DU, England
Phone Number: +44 1952 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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Fireworks amazing!!

Been to blists hill a couple of times when I was a child, once of which for their fireworks display. I remembered this very fondly. So with my partners birthday shortly after... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been to blists hill a couple of times when I was a child, once of which for their fireworks display. I remembered this very fondly. So with my partners birthday shortly after bonfire night, the fact that she had never been and that I have wanted to go back since I was a child, this seemed perfect. It was very... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i for one wasnt over fussed about going to be honest but how wrong was i... town tranformed you to victorian times and be able to watch so many things being made and produced was exceptional... all the staff were so knowledgable and passionate about what they do and offer... thanks for a great day..

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Bargoed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very much enjoyed our visit - although seeing my grandmother's rouge and my other grandmother's nail polishing stone (both of which they were using the 1960s) in the window of a Victorian shop made me feel very old! Plenty of interest within the houses and shops. Also some genuine traces of the former ironworks and small mines which used to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting day out, walked around in many of the old buildings. Some very helpful staff with interesting facts about the various shops and businesses of the Victorian era. Loved the policeman and his dog, seemed to love his job which added great fun. As well as the bank clerks, a nice touch with olden money to use! Shame about parking... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as part of a weekend getaway in the Ironbridge area. There's Victorian shops where you can buy goods with Victorian money, swapping money at the bank. They also accept standard sterling. They have horses walking around, and actors. They also have someone showing you how to make candles, how to make casts for iron items. There's plenty... More 

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Newport, South Wales
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After climbing the stairs to the village we first came to the bank. The teller told us that we could change our money to old coinage to purchase things in the shops and told us about old currency which existed some of which I had never heard of like a double food in and a quarter of a farthing. From... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with wife and sons last weekend and had a fantastic few hours. The highlight of which was Ms Burke (the Victorian Teacher) and the 1850's school room experience. Her rendition of 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' and the forced phonetic lessons will be forever etched in our memories. A must do if you are there at the weekend.... More 

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A long way for us to go from oxfordshire but worth visit all staff/volunteers in period costume some buildings have been taken from other parts of the country and re-constructed very interesting each person in shops cottages played the part and whole place like a village.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an open air museum with a lot of interesting aspects, such as a smithy, old joiners shop, foundry, Victorian dress shop, bakery, pharmacy. At midday the fish and chip shop opens, chips cooked in beef fat, delicious. There is an old school, church etc etc super day out.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here in October with friends, no children, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. A working founder, a working school, a squatters cottage, fun fare, pharmacy, general store, bank for changing today's money to old money, and numerous other Victorian places to make a village.

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