Of all the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, 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.
A massive £12m redevelopment project has seen the creation of a brand new street of Victorian shops including a Fried Fish Dealer, Post Office, Milliner and Dress Maker and Photography Studio along with a state-of-the-art Visitor Centre and Mine Railway experience. Other popular attractions include steam-powered machinery, a Victorian chemist (the location for BBC2’s Victorian Pharmacy series), the squatters cottage, a schoolhouse and a bank, where you can swap your money for Victorian tokens 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.
There are three cafes and restaurants within the Museum site: The Coffee Shop serves drinks, snacks and farm-made ice cream, the Forest Glen Refreshment Pavilion is a large restaurant serving a range of hot and cold snacks, cakes and pastries, and the Club Room, above the New Inn Public House, is open for traditional cask ales, morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas.
For group visits contact the group visits officer on 01952 435900.
29/03/2014 – 02/11/2014
Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
03/11/2014 – 13/03/2015
Mon – Sun, 10am – 4pm
Exit J4 of M54. Follow signs for Ironbridge Gorge. Then follow signs for Blists Hill Museums
Tel: 01952 433424
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