Shropshire offers a vast array of wonderful places to visit and things to see and do. One of the most popular visitor locations in Shropshire is Ironbridge Gorge where the River Severn has cut a deep gorge. Originally called the Severn Gorge, the gorge now takes its name from the famous Iron Bridge – the first of its kind and an arch bridge made of cast iron. The bridge itself along with the small town of Ironbridge and the Ironbridge Gorge together form the UNESCO Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.
Iron bridge is also home to the 10 museums spread along the Severn valley that make up the collection of The Ironbridge Gorge Museums.
One of these award-winning museums is the recreated Victorian town of Blists Hill Victorian Museum which enables you to experience life as it was over 100 years ago. The 52 acre museum comprises:
- Blast Furnaces
- a Bank where you exchange your money for pounds, shillings and pence to buy traditional fish and chips or use to visit the Victorian pub
- a Victorian Pharmacy
- an Iron Foundry
- a Victorian cottage
- an original Victorian Drapers
You can find more information about Blists Hill Victorian Town at their Web site here.
You can download the Blists Hill Victorian Town Map PDF here.
Iron bridge is 23 miles from Folly View Let and takes about 45 minutes by road.