Blists Hill Victorian Town
29 Oct 2016
As dusk falls and the street lamps cast eerie shadows at every corner, weird apparitions will replace the friendly Victorians who are usually seen in the town’s shops, cottages and work places, and visitors are advised to listen out for things that go bump in the night!
Our annual Halloween fright night takes on a new dimension this year with the arrival of characters from the cult 1980s Ghostbusters movies. The Town’s Ghostly Gaslight evening takes place on Saturday, 29 October, when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters.
You are encouraged to dress up in your scariest costume and watch out for the Marshmallow Man, as the massive 31ft high inflatable paranormal monster will be looming over the darkened streets. You won’t miss the replica of the iconic Ghostbusters Miller Meteor Cadillac car, as it measures a vast 23ft in length, 9ft in height and weighs 5 tonnes. If that was not enough, its four bars of emergency flashing lights will be dazzling the assembled spooks and the films’ famous sound tracks will be playing from its impressive sound-system.
You can meet two Ghostbuster characters complete with boiler suits and Proton Back Packs, which they plan to use to suck up the town’s many ghosts. But don’t be put off, you will be very welcome to have a selfie taken with the Ghostbusters and their car.
Elsewhere around Blists Hill, you will be kept guessing what spooky characters you might meet next – will it be the wicked wizard casting spells, the local carpenter seeking victims to nail in his coffin, ghostly apparitions in the cottages’ windows or zombies looking for brains. One of the many highlights of the night will be a firework show in front of the old Brick and Tile Works, along with pyrotechnic displays around the Town that will create scary scenes.
Adult & 60+ - £9.95
Child (aged 3-15) - £6.75
Child (aged 0-2) - FREE
Family (2+2) - £31.00
A family ticket (2+2) is available for Ghostly Gaslight & Fireworks Night (5 November) - £55.00
Please note Passport tickets are not valid for this event and dogs will not be allowed.
In preparation for this event Blists Hill Victorian Town will close at 3pm.
Tickets will only be available in advance of the event from any Museum ticket point, Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre or online. Tickets will not be available to buy on the night.
There are about 600 car parking spaces at Blists Hill and the nearby overflow car parks. Some are about a 15 minute walk from the Town. These are available on a first come first served basis, with priority given to Blue Badge holders. Parking is £2 per car at Museum car parks. There is strictly NO parking along Legges Way or other side roads.
Park & Ride
We suggest you use the Park and Ride operating from Ironbridge Park & Ride Car Park at the top of Jiggers Bank (TF4 3QE) - the service starts at 5.15pm and runs throughout the event. There is no Park and Ride service during the day. Parking here is free and there is a charge of £1 Adults/ 50p Children for a return bus trip. Follow signs to ‘Ironbridge Park & Ride’ – just off Ironbridge Bypass towards Coalbrookdale.