Both me and my spouse had been to blists Hill as children and loved it. We were very excited about going again. Unfortunately we were very unhappy and disapointed with the museum. A shame as the rest of our trip to ironbridge was fantastic.
The museum looked great and the exhibits looked good but the staff apperared extremely surly, disenchanted, were not engaging with any of the visitors (exception being the candlemaker and printers) and extremely unwelcoming. At no point did any of the staff start a conversation and when asked questions were abrupt and disinterested.
If you wish to go to a museum of this type then I recommend the nearby Black country museum in Dudley as I have always found the staff here to be extremely welcoming and knowledgable and therefore a much better experience.
Everything in the shops was for sale - a nice idea but as the staff seemed more interested in selling than telling it all felt very money grabbing.
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