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
Jul. 19 - Aug. 31, 2014

Summer Holiday Family Activities

This Summer 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...

Jul. 26 - 27, 2014

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Come to Blists Hill Victorian Town dressed as Alice in Wonderland or another character from the much-loved book over the weekend of 26 & 27 July for an...

Jul. 31, 2014

Museum ‘Open-day’ for Steam Volunteers

We're holding an ‘open-day’ to showcase volunteering opportunities for steam enthusiasts at Blists Hill Victorian Town. Volunteers currently drive several steam engines at the Museum and provide a wonderful spectacle...

Aug. 9 - 10, 2014

Sherlock Holmes Weekend

Are you an amateur sleuth and budding private detective? If so, you can help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at...

Aug. 16 - 17, 2014

Meccano Event

See some amazing working Meccano models in the Goods Shed and find out more about the versatile building system with the Telford Meccano Society.

Aug. 23 - 25, 2014

Oliver Twist Weekend

NEW FOR 2014! Join us at Blists Hill Victorian Town this weekend for a brand new event. We’ll be taking a closer look at Charles Dickens’...

mine it make it move it
Sep. 10, 2014

‘Mine It, Make It, Move It’

Visitors to Blists Hill Victorian Town will be able to find out more about the innovation and technology of the Industrial Revolution at our Mine It, Make It,...

Sep. 20 - 21, 2014

Winter Preparations

Join the townsfolk at Blists Hill Victorian Town as they prepare for winter. During your visit you’ll also be able to chat to the Townsfolk in their shops and...

Harvest Festival Outside
Sep. 28, 2014

Harvest Festival

The annual harvest will be celebrated in a traditional fashion with a display of produce and a thanksgiving service in the Mission Church. During your visit you’ll also be...

Candle Dipping 13
Oct. 25 - 31, 2014

October Half-term Family Activities

This October 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...

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