Blists Hill Victorian Town

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Experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a recreated Victorian Town. Victorian characters will give you a fascinating insight into Victorian life as they go about their daily lives in their cottages, shops and places of work.

• Exchange your money at the Bank into pounds, shillings and pence
• Try some of our traditionally cooked fish and chips or delicious bread from the bakery
• Find out about curious remedies in the Victorian Pharmacy
• Admire the products on sale in the Grocers and the General Drapers and Outfitter
• Choose from a range of ‘old favourites’ in the sweetshop
• Have fun at the Victorian Fairground during the Summer season
• Take a look inside Victorian cottages and discover what life was like for a Victorian housewife
• Dress up in Victorian costume to have an unforgettable portrait taken at the photographers
• Meet the animals and enjoy a journey around the town on a horse and cart
• Witness traditional skills in action at the printers, candle makers and decorative plasterers
• Explore original industrial monuments such as the Hay Inclined Plane and Blast Furnaces.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Open daily 10am - 5pm

Closed: 24 & 25 December and 01 January

Admission charges

Adults £15.40, 60 Plus £12.25 & Children £10.45

Annual Passport Ticket for all ten of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums allowing repeat visits all year - Adult £27.95, 60 Plus £21.50, Children £16.95, Family (2ads) £68.00 and Fam (1ad) £50.00

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums
  • English Heritage
Getting there

The Ironbridge Gorge is on the River Severn, 5 miles (8km) south of Telford town centre in Shropshire. Take junction 4 or junction 6 off the M54. Follow brown and white signs to Ironbridge Gorge.

For Blists Hill Victorian Town follow signs for Blists Hill Museums.

The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

Collection details

Social History, Science and Technology, Medicine, Land Transport, Costume and Textiles, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Fashion Week

  • 4 — 9 August 2015

Join us at Blists Hill Victorian Town for a brand new event based on Victorian costume & fashion.

Find out more about women’s fashion at the turn of the century, come dressed in 1900s costume and join in our fun fashion-themed activities. Join in craft activities and follow a fashion trail around the museum.

During your visit you’ll also be able to chat to the Townsfolk in their shops and cottages, find out about curious remedies in the Pharmacy, see traditional skills in action at the printers, candle makers and decorative plasterers and join in the sing-a-long in the New Inn Pub.

There are plenty of places to eat at Blists Hill Victorian Town including the Fried Fish Dealers where you can buy a portion of traditionally prepared fish and chips or the Bakers where the smell of freshly baked bread is sure to tempt!

Demonstrations vary from day to day and normal admission charges apply.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/plan-your-visit/events-and-exhibitions-calendar/fashion-week/view/2015-08-04

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Victorian School Session (KS1-2)

Booking a school sesion gives your KS1-2 class the opportunity to be taught for half a day in an authentic Victorian school. Either
- teach your class yourself with our detailed support pack Easter - October or
- let an experienced member of our staff do the teaching October- April.
Your class will experience lessons in the 3Rs as well as an object lesson, writing on slate and drill. Costumes for all children and two members of staff are provided. Maximum 35 children Split groups possible Duration 2hrs

How to obtain

Contact Education officer 01952 601017
email education@ironbridge.org.uk
Education discount available Self taught entry + £70 Museum taught £7 per child (includes entry)
Free preliminary visits available

Getting there

The Ironbridge Gorge is on the River Severn, 5 miles (8km) south of Telford town centre in Shropshire. Take junction 4 or junction 6 off the M54. Follow brown and white signs to Ironbridge Gorge.

For Blists Hill Victorian Town follow signs for Blists Hill Museums.

Blists Hill Victorian Town
Legges Way
Madeley
Telford
Shropshire
TF7 5DU
England

Website

www.ironbridge.org.uk/our_attractions/blists_hill_victorian_town/

E-mail

Visitor Information Centre

tic@ironbridge.org.uk

Telephone

Visitor Information Centre

01952 433 424

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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