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“Not as Good as Beamish!”

Blists Hill Victorian Town
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This reconstructed Victorian mining town is one of the best of its kind in England.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Sussex
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not as Good as Beamish!”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

A full day out but for us it seemed to lack atmosphere. Some of the staff sounded miserable and some of the exhibits were not in action.

The website could do with having more details about what days particular acctractions are going to be running, for example, days the foundary is in action.

It doesn't even come close to what Beamish has to offer!

Visited June 2011
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Sheffield
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“family friendly with lots to do and see”
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Part of the Ironbridge sites, so you can use the 'passport' system - which is very good value.
Lots of 'Victorian' actors on site, very happy to talk and explain features.
Food OK - don't expect too much, though.

Visited April 2012
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great day out”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Great day out for all ages, excellent idea to exchange money at start for old pre-decimal coins

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uk
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“great family day out”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

lots of buildings to look at and people dressed up in costume - i would wrap up well too - we were out in the rain etc and when we got back i was freezing ....bring snacks for kids as there is not much in the way of snacks for kids -

Visited April 2012
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Wolverhampton
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A fascinating place”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Black Country Pride! there is so much to see, smell and hear. Steeped in history. Go there, you will not be disappointed.

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