Blists Hill Victorian Town

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

Fax

Visitor Information Centre

01952 884 391

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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, Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site, Archaeological site

Opening hours

Open daily 10am - 5pm
Bank Holiday Sun & Mons 10am - 6pm

Closed: 24 & 25 December and 01 January

Admission charges

Adults £14.95, 60 Plus £11.95 & Children £9.95

Annual Passport Ticket for all ten of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums allowing repeat visits all year - Adult £22.50, 60 Plus £18.25, Children £14.75 and Family £61.50 (2A & 3C)

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.

Victorian Christmas

  • 6 — 7 December 2014
  • 13 — 14 December 2014

As you wander around the Town you will experience the atmosphere of a bygone era and be treated to an array of traditional celebrations from the 1800s. In the cosy cottages listen to stories of life more than 100 years ago, enjoy seasonal music from bands and choirs alongside fabulously festive entertainment from our group of actors. And, of course, there’ll be chance to do some Christmas present shopping in the Town’s shops.

New for 2014 will be the Family Activities Workshop in the Goods Shed where, at no additional charge, children will be able to have a go at a wide range of traditional activities such as printing Christmas cards, making paper-chain decorations, writing letters to Father Christmas and fun quizzes about fascinating Christmas facts. A ‘perfect Victorian Christmas card scene’ will be on display centred on a beautifully decorated Christmas tree surrounded by presents.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £16.50
60 Plus £13.00
Child £11.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £48

A visit to see Father Christmas in his Grotto is an additional £3.50 per child and includes a gift.

Website

http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/plan-your-visit/events-and-exhibitions-calendar/victorian-christmas-2/view/2014-12-06

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.

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