Blists Hill Victorian Town receives 500 visitor reviews on TripAdvisor

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has received its 500th visitor review on TripAdvisor for Blists Hill Victorian Town.  Over 92% of the visitors reviewing Blists Hill Victorian Town rated their visit as either very good or excellent.

The 500th visitor review comes shortly after Ironbridge Gorge was named as the most recommended UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK and second in the world by the TripAdvisor community.

Blists Hill Victorian Town, celebrating the 40th anniversary of its opening this year, is a firm favourite with reviewers of all ages, many commenting on how they love to be transported back in time to take in the sights and sounds of Victorian England.   

John Challen, Operations Manager for Blists Hill commented, “It is wonderful to know that visitors enjoy visiting the museum and appreciate all the hard work of the staff and volunteers so much that that they want to share their thoughts with other like-minded people. Before TripAdvisor, if you had a good experience, you might tell a few of your friends, now you can tell millions of people. We know that a lot of our visitors value this source of information in helping them select the best value days out”.

A recent reviewer commented, “Blists Hill was so informative, the staff there were knowledgeable about their subject and took time to speak to all comers and explain and answer questions. We enjoyed changing our money for pennies and farthings which was a learning experience in itself.” Many of those reviewing the museum commented on how friendly and informative the costumed demonstrators are, along with the great value of the Annual Passport Ticket.

John concluded, “All feedback from TripAdvisor is welcome; whilst we are pleased to receive positive comments, we equally welcome constructive comments that help us make further improvements and deliver outstanding customer service”.

For further information, contact the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit  The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).


Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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