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Blists Hill Victorian Town

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Address

Madeley
Legges Way
Telford
Telford
TF7 5DU

Contact

Tel : +44 01952 884391

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Prices

Child
£10.45 - £10.45


Concession
£13.50 - £13.50


adult
£15.40 - £15.40


Of all the ten museums at the Ironbridge Gorge, Blists Hill Victorian Town is perhaps the most popular. The open-air museum allows visitors to experience an atmospheric way of Victorian life in the late 1800's.


Life is re-enacted by townsfolk who wear the attire of the day and who go about their daily live's in the shops and workplaces of this authentic Victorian community. Many have been specially trained with specific skills and crafts and are ready to demonstrate to visitors, exactly how certain tasks would have been done in a small industrial town towards the end of Queen Victoria's reign, in the 19th century.


The attractions at Blists Hill include a nineteenth century steam-operated pithead, a Victorian chemist, a squatters cottage, a schoolhouse and a bank, where you can obtain Blists Hills own Victorian legal tender to spend in the towns shops and pubs. You'll also join in a variety of special events including:- weddings, steam days and vintage cycle rallies that take place throughout the year.


Refreshments are available at three locations within the museum. The Entrance cafe is open to coach parties and the general public.The Forest Glen Pavilion is a restaurant serving a range of hot and cold snacks, cakes and pastries, and the New Inn & Club room is open for traditional cask ales, morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas.


For group visits contact the group visits officer on 01952 435900.

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Follow a Victorian ghost story trail at Blists Hill Victorian Town half-term 22nd - 30th October

Families who visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge between 22nd and 30th October are invited to follow a Victorian ghost story trail around the historic streets. Discover how famous authors of the time, including Charles Dickens, wrote hugely popular works about spirits, ghosts, fog-shrouded graves and mysterious reflections appearing in mirrors. Some of the most famous stories will be included in the spooky trail.

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posted 22/09/2016 13:00:00

Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross on TV thanks to sponsorship by Ludgate Finance Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday evening 9th July

Shropshire will be in the national spotlight as ‘Britain’s craziest bike race’ is broadcast on television’s national Bike Channel for the first time thanks to sponsorship from Ludgate Finance. The Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross race will take place at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 9th July with around 300 cyclists from across the UK expected to enter.

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posted 30/06/2016 15:00:00

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Directions


By Road

From Leave the M54 at junction 6.
At roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A5223.
Next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Dawley Road.
At Heath Hill roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Springhill Road - B4373.
At roundabout take the 2nd exit .
At Castlefields roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Castlefields Way - B4373.
At Woodside roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Parkway - B4373.
At Lees Farm roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Glendinning Way.
Turn right onto Lee Dingle.

By Public Transport

From Telford Central station it is 5 miles to Blists Hill Victorian Town.

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Blists Hill Victorian Town facilities include:

  • Parking (free)
  • Café/restaurant
  • Groups accepted
  • Toilets
  • Picnic site
  • TIC staff admitted free
  • Min group size
  • Max group size
  • On site parking

Blists Hill Victorian Town accessibility includes:

  • Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)
  • Facilities for visually impaired visitors
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Ramp/level access
  • Facilities for hearing impaired visitors

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