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“Cheap, tatty, NOT WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY”

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Blackpool
Ranked #26 of 85 things to do in Blackpool
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

I was gutted as there were a group of 7 of us, one of which has a mobility scooter as he can't walk far. 4 of us paid to go in and as the other 3 went to pay the lady behind the counter said that they don't allow mobility scooters/ wheelchairs etc as there is no lifts. I asked her for a refund as we hadn't even entered the gates and she said no. We were absolutely gutted that one of us had to be left behind.
Most of the exhibits are really tatty. There were a couple of interesting things to look at. I went there about 4 years ago and nothing had changed, but moved to different areas. Would of been nice to see new things.
I wouldn't go again unless I was forced to...

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Overall this attraction makes for an expensive hour to get out of the rain. We paid the discounted price and even then we felt we had to read every single little fact to make our visit worthwhile.

1  Thank TraceyB187048
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is an interesting attraction and it takes about an hour to walk round if you look at everything properly. My 5 yr old was a bit bored after 20 mins but the other children ( 9,10, 11,11) really enjoyed it and it sparked lots of questions and google searches! i found it interesting and quite enjoyable. we had purchased our tickets as part of a pleasure beach package otherwise i think it would have been too expensive for what it is and the length of time it takes to walk round. There is no toilet and the gift shop is overpriced. However it makes for an enjoyable hour.

1  Thank yumchocolatemmm
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Some interesting and unusual displays, which were quite interesting. However, the exhibition did not take long to get around, and could do with some modernisation and more exhibits to make the exhibition more fun.

1  Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We got a half-price deal to go in (£6 each) but the exhibits and they way they are displayed are all so old/never changed and nothing new make it seem like you're being ripped off - there's also so many coin-operated machines in there that you spend a lot more once you're inside and we lost quite a bit of money trying to use machines that swallowed our money but then didn't work.
Good for a visit once or twice but not any more than that.

Thank desmondsdoll
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