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“Remarkable reconstruction with fun.”

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 3 June 2014

First time visit and certainly was not disappointed. I imagine very authentic and the staff really make it seem you are in Victorian times and will have a good joke with you as well. A few of the attractions such as the school and foundry were closed but that did not spoil an excellent attraction. Great for kids.

Thank HarryBuckinghamshire
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Loved this living museum. Dont miss the class room lesson in the school house was definitely a highlight for me. Just great. Also enjoyed buying bread from the bakery and chatting to the staff in the different buildings who were all very helpful and friendly.

Thank Itcyfeet
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

You really are walking into the past, faithfully maintained as it was during our grandparents lives. Loads to see, make sure you have the time.

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Had not been to Ironbridge for 30 years. The Victorian Town is a really good re enactment. All the shops are open on the busy days, some selling products of the right period. The fish and chips were particularly good and it was nice to see the candle making. The policeman has real attitude.
There is a nice walk down the site with a good cafe and a funfare with a variety of rides for the children.

The only thing missing was a veteran car running round the streets.

Thank Richard E
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

A little biased as I've visited the Black Country Living Museum a fair few times in the past. This museum is along the same lines but in the World Heritage site of Ironbridge. A full day out, large site so doesn't feel crowded, lots to see and once inside good value for money and good range for refreshments. Some of the staff were absolutely excellent in their knowledge and enthusiasm which made the day. Sad to say though the BCLM has the edge in authenticity (yes the buildings on both sites are mostly lifted and replaced) but the Black Country back story and sawdust and grittiness has the edge on Blist Town. Great though for dogs lovers as your pet is welcome on site and in a number of restaurants and coffee shops in Ironbridge itself.

Thank Jayne04
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