Blists Hill Victorian Town

Time travel - Step back and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian life

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STep back to a time & place... 

...where traditional life and industry sat side by side at the dawn of the modern age.

Visit Victorian shops and cottages, taste authentic food & sweets and join craftspeople demonstrating their trades in our recreated working town.

VISITOR INFORMATION: 

The Incline Lift is undergoing significant repairs and is currently unavailable. Please talk to our on-site colleagues to arrange access to the Lower Town if needed.

Blists Hill Victorian Town's Foundry will not be operating on  Wednesday 24 August.

The following facilities and rules apply at this attraction:

  • Tea & Coffee available
  • Disabled toilets
  • Keep dogs on a lead
  • Ladies & Gents toilets
  • Restaurants available
  • Special Events throughout the year
  • Shopping available

 

 

AMAZING DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Exchange your modern money in the Bank for Pounds, Shillings and Pence
  • Check out the weird Victorian remedies at the Pharmacy
  • Discover why you wouldn't want to be caught with green candles at home
  • See our amazing printing presses in action
  • Climb aboard our little train and head in to the Blists Hill Mine

FUN GAMES & AMUSEMENTS

  • Ride the old-fashioned fairground or play games of skill
  • Try your luck on the Coconut Shy
  • Let off some steam at the awesome Outdoor Adventure
  • Dress-up for a portrait in our Victorian Photographic Studio 

GO ON... TREAT YOURSELF!

You'll not go hungry at Blists Hill Victorian Town

  • Enjoy a bag of Fish and Chips cooked the traditional way in beef dripping
  • Bag a sweet (or two) from our 19th Century selection 
  • Grab a snack from one of our eating places

Activities vary from day to day and some carry additional charges. For more details contact us on 01952 433 424.

Opening times

Opening times
Dates Opening times
4th Apr – 9th Oct 2022 Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
10th Oct – 31st Dec 2022 Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm

See our opening times page for other attraction times.

Directions

The postcode for Blists Hill Victorian Town is TF7 5UD

See our directions page for further details.

Blists Hill Victorian Town is our largest attraction, and we recommend you allow at least 3 hours to see everything.  You can pick up a free attraction map on the day, or download it to help you plan your trip before you arrive.

You can find further information on the FAQs tab.  

Have you visited yet?

We've created an amazing family attraction in the woodlands at Blists Hill Victorian Town. The Madeley Wood Company Outdoor Adventure, named after the company that historically ran mine operations on the site, is Shropshire's hottest open-air adventure space.

The Outdoor Adventure features elevated walks above the woodland floor, a log-style basket swing, seesaw and lookout tower with a coal chute slide. Built among trees and inspired by the area’s rich mining past, the Outdoor Adventure also features wheelchair-accessible multi-level themed buildings, immersive play areas and a toddler zone with a faux mine-cart track, play buildings, a slide and miniature zip-line.

Families can get refreshments from our food and drink kiosk with a covered seating area.

Admission to the Madeley Wood Company Outdoor Adventure is included in our popular PASS and PASS PLUS meaning families can come back again and again for 12 months! 

partytime!

New for 2022! You can now book exclusive use of the Madeley Wood Co. Outdoor Adventure for a child's birthday party or other celebration.

Exclusive use is available daily from 9am-10.30am or 5.30pm-7pm for groups of up to 25 children. Minimum booking of 15 children, who must be accompanied by two adults for the duration of the party (included in booking). Additional children are charged at £15 each.

Hire costs from £200 and includes cold party food and unlimited squash & water. The Shepherd's Hut will be open during parties for adults to purchase hot & cold drinks and snacks. 

For more information, or to book a party, email venuehire@ironbridge.org.uk

Is there a cashpoint?

You can withdraw money from our free-to-use cash machine, inside the Entrance Building or from the Co-op in Ironbridge.

Can I bring my dog?

We love to see dogs at Blists Hill Victorian Town. They’re welcome to visit with you so long as they’re kept on their leads. Sadly, we can’t let them inside any exhibits with food or our eating places.

How long will my visit last?

We suggest a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town will take at least 3 hours.

Is there anything for kids to do?

Children love Blists Hill Victorian Town, especially the amazing Madeley Wood Co Outdoor Adventure. There is plenty of space for them to run around, animals for them to see, sweets to buy and in the summer they can join in all the fun of the Victorian Fair.

Many of the exhibits have special interactive objects that younger visitors can experiment with, such as the Morse Code Machine.

During the school holidays there are great family friendly activities and drop-in workshops. Every day during our main summer season children love meeting the animals, getting stuck in at the fairground and taking a ride on the horse & carriage.

Is the Museum suitable for visitors with disabilities?

  • Blists Hill Victorian Town has good accessibility for all visitors
  • There is a lift in the main entrance building
  • Ramps and dropped curbs are used in the Town 
  • There is an accessible toilet on site
  • Due to the nature of these historic buildings some areas are not accessible for visitors with limited mobility
  • There is a steep hill in the middle of the site
  • An Incline Lift connects the top and bottom of the town
  • Alternatively ask on arrival to use the bottom gate to exit
  • Down load the Blists Hill Access Guide here

 

 

 

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The New Inn Pub

A fully licensed period pub serving a range of beers, spirits and soft drinks. Open daily from 12pm until 4pm.

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Forest Glen Refreshment Pavilion

Enjoy refreshments including 'chefs meal of the day', cakes and hot & cold drinks. Ice creams are served here too. Open daily, during the main season, from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

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Blists Hill Coffee Shop – Entrance Building

Café serving a range of hot & cold snacks and beverages. Open daily from 10am until 4.30pm (last orders 4pm).

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The Fried Fish Dealer

Authentically prepared take-away Fish & Chips, cooked in beef dripping. Open daily from 11.30am until 3.30pm.

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The Shepherd's Hut

Inside the Madeley Wood Co. Outdoor Adventure

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The Bakery

Our Victorian Bakery sells delicious freshly-made bread, fruit buns, biscuits and shortbread. Fresh bread usually is ready for sale at around 12noon.

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