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Try intaglio printing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Try intaglio printing at Blists Hill Victorian Town Visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire over the February half-term break between 17th and 25th February and try your hand at the intaglio printing technique, which was used by the Victorians more than 100 years ago.

The ‘Create Another World’ print workshop will take place in the Town’s Goods Shed. Use your imagination to create an image from another world or another time and make an etching of your design. Carving lines into a printing plate creates a pattern of small grooves. By adding ink then cleaning the surface of the plate, the grooves remain filled with colour and your design can be transferred onto a sheet of card under the immense pressure of the printing press. The prints are dry immediately and ready to take away. This fun activity is included in the admission price.

 

There will also be two self-led trails to follow around the Town and discover more about the Victorian era as well wonderful storytelling sessions. Afterwards tuck into some traditional fish and chips at the Fish Fryers or pop into the New Inn for some tasty refreshments.

 

Open 10am to 4pm Blists Hill Victorian Town is one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing entry into all ten museums costs £25 per adult, £20 for seniors, £15 for children under 16, £68 for a family of two adults and all their children and £50 for a family with one adult; under 5s free (terms and conditions apply); Passports can also be bought online in advance saving 5% and individual entry tickets are available at each museum. Activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge.

 

For further information, call the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M54 motorway exiting at Telford junction 4 or 6.

 


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