Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Yesterday I spent a very enjoyable day at Blists Hill Victorian Town, part of the Ironbridge Gorge group of Museums. The day had been organised to show off the latest enhancements to the town, a living museum reflecting life at the turn of the 20th Century. The pharmacy shown featured on the recent TV series ‘Victorian Pharmacy’ and I enjoyed chatting to the candlemaker in his tiny workshop.

 

There is so much to see just at Blists Hill – children of all ages love to change their money at the Bank then spend it in the shops, particularly the sweet shop and newly opened fish and chip shop! However Blist Hill is only 1 of 10 award winning museums located around this World Heritage site, home to the birth of the Industrial Revolution. The museums range from Enginuity – hands on science for children to the beauty of Coalport china.

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