Full on Fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town

An ideal destination for grandparents to take their grand kids – Summer school holidays 21st July – 2nd September

Celebrate Ironbridge’s world changing past during the summer school holidays, 21st July – 2nd September at Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire.

Join in the Museum’s ‘Create Industry’ activities, get hands-on and make bricks, build a mini steam engine and dip candles. Talk to the Townsfolk and find out how the Victorians lived and worked in their shops and homes. Follow family trails around the Town to find out about the men and women who worked in the foundries and factories during the Industrial Revolution. Explore the beautiful woodlands and canal-side walks. Don’t forget your camera as there are plenty of selfie opportunities around the Town, especially if you like putting on Victorian hats or caps.

You can have a go at lots of other fun activities around the Town. Learn about Morse Code in the Town’s Post Office; have a go at packing tea in the Grocers and typesetting at the Printers. Take part in the daily lesson in the Victorian School House, enjoy a ride on the horse-drawn bus and join a sing-a-long in the New Inn. Watch the Town’s travelling troupe of actors’ perform a scene from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and don’t miss the Victorian fairground, fun for all ages.

You won’t go hungry with treats available from the Fried Fish Dealers, Sweet Shop and best of all from the Town’s bakery where you can buy bread and buns, freshly made on site.

All the workshops and demonstrations vary from day-to-day, but whenever you visit there will be plenty of fun activities to enjoy and things to discover about the area’s amazing industrial past.

One of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Blists Hill Victorian Town is open from 10am until 4.30pm; entrance is £19.75 adults, £14.00 60 plus and £12.00 children 5-16, under 5s free.

Make the most of daytime visits to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums with a great value Annual Passport Ticket, which allows multiple visits into all 10 award winning attractions. It costs £26.50 per adult, £20.50 for seniors, £16.50 for children (16 years or under), £70 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 will vary from day-to-day and some additional costs will apply.

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.