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Ripleys Museum (Blackpool)
Member Name: Clareh83
Ripleys Museum (Blackpool)
Advantages: Good value for money, lots to see and do
Disadvantages: Is a bit out town best to drive down if you don't like walking as its just past pleasure beach
Ripleys believe it or not amazingly good for the price......
After a weekend trip to Blackpool with a few hours to spare before going home we planned on visiting the pleasure beach but running low on cash meant this wasn't to be so we gave this ago and I was really impressed with experience.
Where to find it..................
Ripleys Believe it or Not can be found on Blackpool Promenade infront of the Pleasure Beach if you keep walking past the Pleasure Beach entrance away from the town you will find it you cant miss it there is a car and a indian jones style man climbing up the front lol.
What it costs........
On the day we went is was £5 pound each for adults think this was a special offer normal prices are £8 per adult £5 childrens and seniors or you can buy tickets online for £4 adults £2 child and senior from The Blackpool Ripleys official website. This is excellent value for what you get and as I am sure many people who visit Blackpool know you don't get that many cheap attractions.
The attraction opens from 10am each day and closing times vary depending on how season.
The story behind it........
Ripleys believe it or not is an attraction based on the discoveries of Robert Ripley born 1980 from California, He started out life as LeRoy Ripley and was a cartoonist in 1913 he moved to New York working as a cartoonist the name for the exhibition came from one of these cartoons which he drew during his time there. This particular cartoon took off and was the catalyst for Ripley's exploration of the world on search of the different and bizarre. On his travels he learnt about other cultures and collected various souvenirs and stories which the museum is based on.
What you get to see........
The museum is made up of 8 different areas over 2 floors with lots of things to see and do. Attractions include a fertility statue as you enter which they say has made women who have had fertility treatment unsuccessfully get pregnant you are warned that touching the statue may lead to pregnancy within 3 months so beware lol. There are also lots of statues of various marvellous things including two headed goats, the worlds largest person, a church made from match sticks, the worlds tallest man, the women whos husband padlocked her nose to stop her gossiping which lead to all the women doing it in the village because they thought it was a fashion statement lol i liked that one, shrunken heads, vampire kits the list is endless. There are also tvs around showing you more recent believe it or not clips these were entertaining even if they were a little 'american', there are interactive displays beware of the how to roll your tongue in the mirror one I won't give it away but you will laugh as you make your way round the exhibition.
The exhibition is entertaining for both adults and children alike and is worth definatley worth the walk from town, its good value for money and we spent about 1 hour 30 min to 2 hours in their so its a worthwhile trip.
Overall a fun and crazy exhibition with lots to keep you entertained would recommend to all.
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Summary: A great fun experiences good value for money
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