Blists Hill Victorian Town Heritage Site (Ironbridge Gorge) Reviews
Description:Open air museum in Shropshire, England.
Newest Review: ... sensationalist about it; even the montage of clips showing coal miners being taken to their final resting place was tastefully done with just a solemnly-sung hymn in the background. The video was certainly not all doom and gloom as it managed to capture what an exciting, experimental time Victorian Britain was, particularly with regards to industrial growth which Ironbridge is renowned ... more
Customer Blists Hill Victorian Town Heritage Site (Ironbridge Gorge) Reviews (4)
by - written on 11/10/11 (Very useful, 191 readings)
For a long time, I've enjoyed visiting museums based upon the not-so-distant past; attractions such as Yesterday's World in Great Yarmouth and the Black Country Museum in Dudley have always fascinated me for their examination of Victorian England. Although my last visited to Dudley over two years ago was somewhat of a disappointment, I was still eager to visit Blists Hill, a similar tourist attraction situated close to Ironbridge in Shropshire. Apparently, I've been to the Victorian Town before but I can't remember the occasion so this review will definitely be focused upon Blists Hill as it is today. OK SO IT'S A VICTORIAN TOWN IN IRONBRIDGE. WHAT ELSE IS ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/09/11 (Very useful, 77 readings)
I remember visiting here on a school trip about 25 years ago (eek!) and really enjoying it, so on a recent short break in the area we decided to see if it had changed much. Blists Hill is an open-air 'living' Victorian museum and all the staff are dressed appropriately for the era. It is signposted from the Shropshire town of Ironbridge and there is parking on site. There is a fee for parking, I don't recall the amount but I think it was quite reasonable as your ticket is valid all day in any of the other Ironbridge museum car parks except the Museum of the Gorge (details are at the ticket machine). It is open daily 10am - 4pm. To visit here alone it costs ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/02/10 (Very useful, 688 readings)
BLISTS HILL A VICTORIAN TOWN After we had to cancel our main two week holiday, we decided to visit our local tourist attractions. We are lucky enough to live in a small village just outside Ironbridge which is a large tourist attraction and hosts at least 10 museums. Blists Hill A Victorian Town being the biggest of all of them. I have personally lived here for over 20 years and I have only once visited here previously and that was a long time ago, it has been improved greatly since that first visit. My husband has never visited it before now, isn't it amazing how you something wonderful on your own doorstep and it takes you years to get around to visiting it. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/08/09 (Very useful, 778 readings)
What a fantastic day out. What you are stepping into when you visit Blist's Hill is a fantastic approximation of Victorian life in Britain, or more specific England, given the unusual amount of St George crosses that were flying - my understanding is that back in Victorian times, the flying of the St George Cross would have been almost unheard of, with the Union Flag taking great precedence. This visit was no where near St George's Day, so I was scratching my head at this glaring historical inaccuracy. This is a real working Victorian village! It is the highlight of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums group of visitor sites which in total ... Read the complete review
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