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Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill is the largest of the ten museums in the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust, and it is very easy to spend a whole day just at this one site!

Blists Hill is a wonderful re-creation of a Victorian town, where you can experience the sights and sounds of what it was like to live in the Victorian era.

Victorian Street

There are many buildings in the main street of the town (some of which were on the site originally, and some which have been moved to Blists Hill brick by brick):

a traditional pub, a school, a milliner and dress maker, a butchers shop, a post office, a bakery (selling bread), a sweet shop (selling old-fashioned sweets), a chemist and a fish and chip shop.

The shops are run by people in authentic Victorian costume, so you really get a good feel for shopping in a Victorian town.

You can change your modern money for old style pounds, shillings and pence at the bank, to spend in the shops!

Victorian Industry

There are lots of exhibits of traditional Victorian industry

for you to see at Blists Hill: a working iron foundry, where you can watch the products being made and buy them as souvenirs; a steam railway with a copy of the Trevithick steam train;
a re-created mine entrance, complete with a mine train you can ride on (to watch the story of mining in the Victorian age); and a huge ironworks with all of the old tools and machinery on display.

Entertainment & Refreshments

During the summer season, there is an old-style fairground for the kids, with swing boats, a roundabout, coconut shy and other stalls.

There are plenty of places to eat and drink at Blists Hill - traditional Fish and Chips at the fish shop, lunches and teas above the New Inn pub, and many different hot and cold meals at the Refreshment Pavilion.

There are many more fascinating things to see and do at Blists Hill so remember to allow plenty of time to enjoy this Victorian wonderland.


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Take J4 or J6  from the M54 and follow the brown signs for the Ironbridge Gorge.

Follow the  'Blists Hill Museums' brown sign.


Blists Hill Victorian Town Postcode for SatNav: TF7 5UD


+44 (0)1952 433 424
Administration +44 (0)1952 435 900

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