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We only sell our best value Annual Passports online. Single attraction tickets are available on the gate.

Family (1 Adult + their children)

This ticket offers daytime admission to all 10 museums for a family of 1 adult + all of their children (aged 5-16 incl). Annual Passport Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of first use. Plus save 5% online compared to the walk-up price if you buy online in advance.

Walk up price £50.00

Online saver £47.50

Family (2 Adults + their children)

This ticket offers daytime admission to all 10 museums for a family of 2 adults + all of their children (aged 5-16 incl). Annual Passport Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of first use. Plus save 5% online compared to the walk-up price if you buy online in advance.

Walk up price £70.00

Online saver £66.50

Adult

Daytime admission to all 10 museums valid for 12 months from the date of first use. Plus you can save 5% by buying online, compared to the walk-up price.

Walk up price £26.50

Online saver £25.15

Child/Student

Daytime admission to all 10 museums valid for 12 months from the date of first use for children aged 5-16 (incl), or people in full time education. Plus save 5% online compared to the walk-up price if you buy online in advance.

Walk up price £16.50

Online saver £15.65

Senior 60+

Daytime admission to all 10 museums valid for 12 months from the date of first use. Suitable for anyone aged 60 or over, plus save 5% online compared to the walk-up price.

Walk up price £20.50

Online saver £19.45

Add on a Blists Hill Guide Book

Don't miss out! Pre-purchase a souvenir guide, to be collected with your tickets on arrival at Blists Hill Victorian Town. The guide is already great value so we can't offer an online discount.

Walk up price £4.95

Online saver £4.95

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The First Casualty of War is Truth

Jackfield Tile Museum

This touring exhibition, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, forms part of Shropshire’s programme of commemorative events to honour and remember the lives of those who served in and were affected by the War. 

The First Casualty of War is Truth has been curated by Shropshire artists Julie Edwards, Jill Impey, Jacqui Dodds, Elizabeth Turner and Keith Ashford. Their artworks aim to expose truths obscured by time, loss and misinformation and respond to the notion "the first casualty of war is truth".

  • Jill Impey’s installation ‘No trees were harmed in the making of this lie’ uses the metaphor of trees as both witnesses and participants.  Cut sections of trees show a timeline of British conflicts since WW1 –the war to end all wars? A recording of today’s young people singing ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ by Wilfred Owen brings the piece into the present.
  • Inspired by a visit to the Tower of London poppies art installation, and the poem ‘Lost in France’ by Ernest Rhys, Jacqui Dodds has approached the theme of ‘The First Casualty of War is Truth’ in an abstract way. ‘Truth’, as what people hold to be true in their lives, is disrupted by war, some can be regained, some is lost forever with those who did not return.
  • Keith Ashford has chosen to reinvent a flying model of a WW1 aeroplane from his youth. In ‘Escape Velocity’ a fragile balsa and tissue plane has turned into an essentially ephemeral representation made from porcelain. These delicate gliders only have one chance at a successful flight, and are destroyed on landing, a fitting symbol for the young pilots who after just 15 hours of training, often only survived days on the front line.
  • Personal loss of loved ones is the theme for Julie Edwards ‘Ours’. Based on family mementos from WW1, including medals, photographs and drawings, the tragedy of loss in just one family symbolises the effect on families across the world.
  • The title of ‘BoG Standard’ by Elizabeth Turner refers to precision engineering; instruments were calibrated to ‘BoG’ (British or German) Standard. The death rate in the trenches in WW1 is often referred to as on an industrial scale. In 1917 at Passchendaele, for each individual death only 2 inches of ground was re-taken by the allies, and the cast iron sculpture includes soil as a reminder of that statistic.

Admission to the exhibition is included in the admission fee.

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