Blists Hill Victorian Town

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Legges Way Madeley

  • Visitor Information Centre: 01952 433 424

Experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a recreated Victorian Town. Victorian characters will give you a fascinating insight into Victorian life as they go about their daily lives in their cottages, shops and places of work. • Exchange your money at the Bank into pounds, shillings and pence • Try some of our traditionally cooked fish and chips or delicious bread from the bakery • Find out about curious remedies in the Victorian Pharmacy • Admire the products on sale in the Grocers and the General Drapers and Outfitter • Choose from a range of ‘old favourites’ in the sweetshop • Have fun at the Victorian Fairground during the Summer season • Take a look inside Victorian cottages and discover what life was like for a Victorian housewife • Dress up in Victorian costume to have an unforgettable portrait taken at the photographers • Meet the animals and enjoy a journey around the town on a horse and cart • Witness traditional skills in action at the printers, candle makers and decorative plasterers • Explore original industrial monuments such as the Hay Inclined Plane and Blast Furnaces.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open daily 10am - 5pm Closed: 24 & 25 December and 01 January


Adults £15.40, 60 Plus £12.25 & Children £10.45 Annual Passport Ticket for all ten of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums allowing repeat visits all year - Adult £27.95, 60 Plus £21.50, Children £16.95, Family (2ads) £68.00 and Fam (1ad) £50.00


  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums
  • English Heritage

Travel directions:

The Ironbridge Gorge is on the River Severn, 5 miles (8km) south of Telford town centre in Shropshire. Take junction 4 or junction 6 off the M54. Follow brown and white signs to Ironbridge Gorge. For Blists Hill Victorian Town follow signs for Blists Hill Museums.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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