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

Walk up price £50.00

Online saver £45.00

Family (2 Adults + their children)

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

Walk up price £68.00

Online saver £61.20

Adult

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

Walk up price £25.00

Online saver £22.50

Child/Student

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

Walk up price £15.00

Online saver £13.50

Senior 60+

Unlimited 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 10% online compared to the walk-up price.

Walk up price £20.00

Online saver £18.00

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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Mrs Beeton's Christmas with Dr Annie Gray

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

We're delighted to welcome food historian Dr Annie Gray to the Museums for the final lecture in our 50th Anniversary series which looks at the mid-Victorian Christmas through the eyes of the wonderous Isabella Beeton.

Beeton's Book of Household Management, published in 1861, contains a number of Christmas recipes, without going into depth on what the festival really meant. This reflects the mid-Victorian turmoil over Christmas: was it an excuse for drunken revelry, better off banned or at least forgotten? Or could it be an occasion on which to celebrate family, friends and to think of those less fortunate than the middle classes to whom Beeton addressed her writing?

In the lecture Annie will address the way in which the customs we consider part of the ‘traditional’ Christmas were invented (or reinvented), promoted, or, indeed, not yet thought of in the mid-nineteenth century. It uses recipe books and depictions of dinner to think about the Christmas dinner, and cards, etchings and book illustrations to show the development of Christmas as we know it. It also covers ideal house decorations, and suggests some alternatives to the blockbuster film on the BBC in the after dinner lull…!

Dr Annie Gray is a broadcaster, writer, lecturer and consultant. She is the resident food historian on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet, and co-presented BBC’s Victorian Bakers, as well as its Christmas special (which was filmed at Blists Hill Victorian Town).

Tickets for the talk are free of charge (donations will be welcome on the night) and must be pre-booked here.

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