IRONBRIDGE GORGE, BLISTS HILL VICTORIAN TOWN - 13/07/03 - PAGE 1
Its a scorcher today as we travel to Ironbridge Gorge with temperatures reaching 30˚C. Ironbridge is located in the county of Shropshire near Telford, we reach it by leaving the M6 motorway at junction 12, then along the A5 towards Telford and then head south along the A442, it is signposted from this road. We spend most of the day at the Blists Hill Victorian Town where there is something for everyone of every age, is one of the largest open air museums in Britain.
|Left photo is the Grocers Shop, centre is inside the Chemist. On the right the photo shows Canal Street and views of the Tinsmith and Plumbers. There was an entrance fee here, we purchased the 'Passport Tickets' which allow entrance to Blists Hill and many the other attractions in the Ironbridge Gorge area such as Enginuity, the Museum of the Gorge and Coalport China Museum. Tickets allow entry once to each attraction with no time limits, so we will return another day.|
|The pub, The New Inn on the left and centre photo shows information about the boats on display used on the Shropshire Canal. Many of the features at Blists Hill are original, others have been built by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust which runs the site.|
|A coal cart on the left, centre photo shows a mine. On the right the Estate Office can be seen with a display of old maps. You can purchase items from many of the shops, there is even a Lloyds Bank where you can exchange modern money for Victorian to use in the shops.|
|The view along High Street is shown in the photo on the left and centre is the Saw Mill and Undertakers, on the right you can see inside the printing shop. Dogs are welcome throughout the museum apart from in the cafe and restaurant. To see page two from our visit click here.|