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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
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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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Interesting to see what homes/shops would have been like in Victorian times. Served very well by bus service if you did not want to take car.

Reviewed 27 August 2015
susan p
Boston, United Kingdom
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Winsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

While the Victorian Town is very good I do object to being fleeced. With the price they charge for entry, parking should be free.

Thank Vera C
Boston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

Interesting to see what homes/shops would have been like in Victorian times. Served very well by bus service if you did not want to take car.

Thank susan p
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

I visited with my husband and two teenage sons. I was very much looking forward to visiting a Victorian town as I love historical open air museums where you step back in time. Having visited the Black Country living Museum recently, and being a frequent Beamish visitor I had high hopes. What a disappointment! Initially on entering the museum there... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

The setting is fabulous, and the shops really interesting. Many of the staff were engaging and pleasant, and there is much to see. So why only an average rating? Having bought a passport, car park was still charged, and all the rides at the fairground and the mine train all were paying. The horse and cart rides finished earlier than... More 

Thank Chris G
Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

I convinced my hubby to get a "passport" for the ironbridge sites. I've already got a saving having been 3 times with the passport. Have my 5 year old twin nephews this week so planned visiting. We didn't get there till 1:30. It was great, listening to pub singers, seeing the horses, watching everyone in costume. My kids are 13... More 

Thank Lei-Ann T
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Amazing place, enjoyed the whole 4 hours of our visit on a sunny summer weekday. Very well kept surroundings and high quality fixtures and fittings; very authentic experience and will be returning again with the children next time. Recommend seeing the Victorian school lesson and spending some time to talk to the actors, who were very friendly, except the lady... More 

Thank UKTraveller2000
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

We stayed in Ironbridge ,for a long weekend break. What a great place. We visited Bliss Hill museum while there, we found it to be a very interesting place a real trip back to the Victorian times. Old houses to look around. Trams, Fair ground, little shops to look around and to buy little trinkets , sweets and soaps. Nice... More 

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

We visited in August with my Wife and Son and enjoyed the whole experience. I thought it was great to have the ability to change money into Victorian money and then be able to use it in the various shops. The staff were very friendly and answered all the questions thrown at them by the visitors. Sadly we did not... More 

Thank dr2506
Keighley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

We spent a happy 4 hours at Blists Hill & I can highly recommend it. The exhibits are all thoughtfully done & spaced out to you don't have to suffer overcrowding. It's great fun to buy old money & use it to pay for things during your visit. We paid extra for the train ride in the clay mine, which... More 

Thank MarthaFish
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Great day enjoying glimpses of the past and talking to the staff who are all so knowledgeable and friendly the iron foundry was so interesting the guys who run it are so dedicated to their art.

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