Blists Hill Victorian Town

Visitor Information

Blists Hill Victorian Town is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Enjoy a truly memorable day out at this recreated Victorian Town. An enjoyable way for all ages to discover more about Victorian life.

Experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a recreated Victorian Town.

Victorian characters will give you a fascinating insight into Victorian life as they go about their daily lives in their cottages, shops and places of work.  

  • Exchange your money at the Bank into pounds, shillings and pence 
  • Try some of our traditionally cooked fish and chips or delicious bread from the bakery 
  • Find out about curious remedies in the Victorian Pharmacy
  • Admire the products on sale in the Grocers and the General Drapers and Outfitter
  • Choose from a range of ‘old favourites’ in the sweetshop
  • Have fun at the Victorian Fairground during the Summer season
  • Take a look inside Victorian cottages and discover what life was like for a Victorian housewife
  • Dress up in Victorian costume to have an unforgettable portrait taken at the photographers 
  • Meet the animals and enjoy a journey around the town on a horse and cart
  • Witness traditional skills in action at the printers, candle makers and decorative plasterers
  • Explore original industrial monuments such as the Hay Inclined Plane and Blast Furnaces

You should allow 2 - 4 hours for a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town. The site covers an area of 52 acres and is mostly outdoors. You will need to be adequately dressed for the weather as well as for walking on unmade roads.

Check the Events Calendar for further information on the range of hands-on activities and events which run during most school holidays.

What’s On

Candle Dipping 13
Apr. 12 - 27, 2014

Easter Holiday Family Activities

This Easter holiday you can join-in lots of fun drop-in activities at Blists Hill Victorian Town.  Dip your own fabulously colourful candle, build a wall with mini-bricks, discover Morse...

May. 1, 2014

Maypole Dancing

Enjoy watching traditional maypole dancing on The Green at Blists Hill Victorian Town. You may even feel compelled to join in the fun as well! During your visit you’ll...

May. 4 - 05, 2014

Blists Hill in Steam

See Blists Hill Victorian Town’s eclectic collection of steam machines in their full working splendour at our popular Bank Holiday Sunday & Monday event. Our winding engine will be...

May. 10 - 12, 2014

‘A Load of old Nonsense’

From Saturday 10 to Monday 12 May the Prince Albert Players will be reading from the works of Edward Lear during the day, and also inviting visitors to...

May. 24 - 26, 2014

Queen Victoria’s Birthday

Celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday over the Bank Holiday Weekend with special festivities and entertainment throughout the Town. The Town will be alive with patriotic activity and entertainment and all the...

Candle Dipping 13
May. 24 - Jun. 01, 2014

Spring Half-term Family Activities

This half-term holiday you can join-in lots of fun drop-in activities at Blists Hill Victorian Town.  Dip your own fabulously colourful candle, build a wall with mini-bricks, discover Morse...

Jun. 7 - 08, 2014

Guild of Model Wheelwrights Display

Blists Hill Victorian Town will be hosting a display by the Guild of Model Wheelwrights in the Goods Shed over the weekend 7 & 8 June. During your visit...

Jun. 15, 2014

Meet the Horses

Find out more about the Town’s horses, chat to their keepers and enjoy grooming demonstrations. During your visit you’ll also be able to chat to the Townsfolk in their...

Blitz Hill
Jun. 21, 2014

Blitz Hill - An Evening on the Home Front

Enjoy an evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town is transformed to the 1940s. Come dressed in 1940s outfits and experience the food and entertainment...

cyclo cross
Jun. 28, 2014


The UK’s top cyclo-cross riders will ride modern bikes through Blists Hill Victorian Town as part of a challenging cycling event. The Museum has teamed up with the organisers...

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