Blists Hill Victorian Town
Near Telford, Shropshire
Average visit time – 3-4 hours
Things to do at Blists Hill Victorian Town review
Blists Hill Victorian Town is part of the Ironbridge collection of museums near Telford in Shropshire. It is an open-air museum that will transport you back more than 100 years to a fantastic recreation of Victorian Life. You can visit it as part of a combined ticket or as an individual attraction.
There is a huge amount to see and explore within the recreated Victorian town, almost all aspects of Victorian life have been covered and to further enhance your visit all the staff are dressed in authentic period costume. They are fantastic and well worth stopping for a chat with to find out more about life back then plus there are daily demonstrations.
There are authentic shops and cottages, a bank, pharmacy, stables and a printing shop. Plus a large brick and tile works, Iron merchants, sweetshop, candle factory, plumbers and so much more. Also, there is a seasonal fairground with fairground rides (additional charge for the rides and attractions). The Mine railway is also seasonal, this takes you around the hillside and then stops in the tunnel where you will see a short AV presentation.
A new bespoke adventure play area is coming soon to Blists Hill. Attractions will include multi-level themed buildings linking to elevated walks above the woodland floor, a log-style basket swing, seesaw, immersive play areas, zip wire, toddler zone and a food and drinks kiosk with a seating area.
Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.
FAQ and Further Information Blists Hill Victorian Town
Address: Legges Way, Telford TF7 5UD, Shropshire, England. Phone: 01952 433424
Category – Museum – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a selection of cafés, restaurants serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
A historic working farm with shire horses, rare breed animals, daily demonstrations and tours, plus annual events. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher-priced. Tickets cost around £20 for an adult and £12 for a child. It is better value to purchase a one year pass to all the Ironbridge museums which cost £27 for an adult, £17.50 for a child. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is a small charge to park.
When are they open?
Blists Hill is open for most of the year and is closed on Mondays over the winter. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
You are welcome to take dogs into most of the historic exhibits as its a dog friendly museum. There are a few places they are not permitted, dogs must be kept on a lead and are not permitted at special events.
Are they accessible?
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