Family Events

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Tile Decorating Workshops

Selected dates available

Create your own tile at these unique workshops with Craven Dunnill Jackfield Ltd using the traditional process of tubelining.

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Bright Sparks Babies

Every other Thursday

Join in with Bright Sparks, our development sessions for babies where we fill the room with resources designed to encourage all your baby's senses through play.

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Industrious Women

8th - 10th Mar 2024

Join a free guided tour of Blists Hill Victorian Town inspired by women’s history to hear the little-known stories of the women working in the gorge’s industries.

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Tea Ladies

8th - 10th Mar 2024

This is your opportunity to join a free talk about the women who worked at Coalport China Museum in the 19th century.

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Mrs Beeton's Victorian Afternoon Tea

10th Mar 2024

Treat mum to Mrs Beeton's Victorian Afternoon Tea this Mother's Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town.

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Hopping Mad

23rd Mar 2024 - 14th Apr 2024

Join us at Coalport China Museum this Easter to create your very own Easter Bunny-inspired artwork.

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Eggstronauts

23rd Mar 2024 - 7th Apr 2024

Design a special spacecraft that will protect egghead crew Captain Eggbert and Lieutenant Scrambled Egg from a messy end in this special one hour workshop bringing science to life.

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An Eggstraordinary Easter

23rd Mar 2024 - 14th Apr 2024

The residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town will celebrate Easter with egg hunts, a poster trail and Victorian egg dancing!

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Steam In Miniature Weekend

13th - 14th Apr 2024

Steam will fill the air at Blists Hill Victorian Town as miniature steam engines roam around the town.

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Heavy Horse Weekend

11th - 12th May 2024

The sound of hooves will ring out on the cobbled streets of Blists Hill Victorian Town as our popular Heavy Horse Weekend returns.

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Victorian Food Week

25th May 2024 - 2nd Jun 2024

Watch cooking demonstrations, make sweets with the Blists Hill residents and taste samples of some more unusual Victorian dishes in our catering outlets.

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Clay Drop-in Workshops

25th May 2024 - 2nd Jun 2024

Make a decorative mini mug or plate during these May half-term drop-in workshops at Coalport China Museum.

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Tantalising Taste

25th May 2024 - 2nd Jun 2024

Explore how we use all five of our senses to detect yummy and yucky flavours in this one hour workshop.

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Blists Hill Dog Show

8th - 9th Jun 2024

Bring your dashing and dexterous dogs to our Victorian town to take part in the annual Blists Hill Dog Show.

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Blists Hill Sports Weekend

15th - 16th Jun 2024

Join us at Blists Hill Victorian Town for a weekend of sporting games including a sack race, egg and spoon race penalty shoot-out and tug-of-war.

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Fashion through the Ages

21st - 22nd Jun 2024

It's back for a second year! This event is a must for lovers of fashion and historical costume.

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Steampunk Weekend

29th - 30th Jun 2024

Experience the eclectic world of Steampunk with elaborate costumes on parade, traders selling accessories and clothing, and fascinating exhibits.

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Brass Band Festival 2024

13th - 14th Jul 2024

The Ironbridge Brass Band festival returns to Coalbrookdale, with a weekend of performances from local bands.

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Steam In Miniature Weekend

13th - 14th Jul 2024

Steam will fill the air at Blists Hill Victorian Town as miniature steam engines roam around the town.

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Victorian Seaside Experience

20th Jul 2024 - 3rd Sep 2024

We're bringing the Victorian seaside back to Blists Hill Victorian Town for a second year!

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Clay Modelling and China Painting

20th Jul 2024 - 3rd Sep 2024

Join us at Coalport China Museum this summer when we'll be holding creative drop-in sessions each weekend.

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Festival of Archaeology

27th Jul 2024

For one day only entry to Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron will be free as it hosts a special day-long event as part of the national Festival of Archaeology.

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Steam Gala

10th - 11th Aug 2024

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Industrial Revolution as the streets of Blists Hill Victorian Town are brought to life by a variety of visiting Steam Engines.

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