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!
Dress up in your most scary costume and come along to the Ghostly Gaslight Halloween event at Blists Hill Victorian Town when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. The buildings will be illuminated in spectacular style and fireworks and pyrotechnic effects will light the night sky.
One of Shropshire’s biggest Halloween events, Ghostly Gaslight will keep all ages guessing what spooky encounter they 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.
Amazing light and sound effects will change the town’s peaceful streets into shadowy walkways where ghostly characters lurk, while many of the historic monuments and buildings will be illuminated with vivid colours and frightening effects. A family firework show in front of the old Brick and Tile works and pyrotechnic displays around the town will also create dramatic scenes around the Town.
Adult & 60+ - TBC
Child (aged 3-15) - TBC
Child (aged 0-2) - FREE
Family (2+2) - TBC
A family ticket (2+2) is available for Ghostly Gaslight & Fireworks Night (5 November) - TBC
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.