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Blists Hill Victorian Town celebrates Queen Victoria Whitsun half-term 28th May- 5th June

Blists Hill Victorian Town celebrates Queen Victoria Whitsun half-term 28th May- 5th June

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the late spring half-term week, 28th May – 5th June, when they will be celebrating the life and long reign of their much loved Queen Victoria with great pomp and pageantry.

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the late spring half-term week, 28th May – 5th June, when they will be celebrating the life and long reign of their much loved Queen Victoria with great pomp and pageantry.

Every day at 2pm during the school holiday, except for Sunday 29th May, visitors will be able to enjoy poetry readings and short stories, all about Queen Victoria. Other activities throughout the week including candle dipping workshops which use Victorian techniques to make multi-coloured candles to take home; a lesson in the school house at 12noon, a ride on the horse-drawn bus between 1.30pm and 3pm and a self-led trail to discover more about Queen Victoria and her Empire. There’s also a sing-a-long in the New Inn at lunchtime time and during the afternoon.

On Sunday 29th May, the Townsfolk will also be honouring their Queen’s birthday with extra special activities, Punch and Judy and a patriotic parade through the streets, which will be brightly dressed with flags and bunting for the entire week. The not-to-be missed birthday parade on Sunday starts at 2pm followed by fun and festivities including street games and live entertainment.

Open 10am to 5pm Blists Hill is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing unlimited entry into all ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums costs £25 per adult, £20 for seniors, £15 for children under 18, £68 for a family of two adults and all their children and £50 for a family with one adult; under 5s free (terms and conditions apply); Passports can also be bought online in advance saving 10% and individual entry tickets are available at each museum. Activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge.

For further information call the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M54 motorway exiting at Telford junction 4 or 6.

 

Date Posted: 18th May 2016


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