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Wheelwrights Display at Blists Hill Victorian Town (2nd May 2014)

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge will be hosting a special display by the Guild of Model Wheelwrights in the Goods Shed over the weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June 2014.

The exhibition will feature intricate scale models of different types of horse drawn vehicles such as agricultural machinery, carts, wagons, gypsy caravans and many other little known but fascinating vehicles of historic interest. Entry into the exhibition will be included in the museum admission fee.

The Victorian townsfolk will also be pleased to chat to visitors as they go about their daily lives in the shops and cottages. Find out about curious remedies in the pharmacy, see traditional skills in action at the printers, candle makers and decorative plasterers and join in the sing-a-long in the New Inn Pub. There are plenty of places to eat at Blists Hill including the Fried Fish Dealers, where you can buy a portion of traditionally prepared fish and chips, or the Bakers where the smell of freshly baked bread is sure to tempt.

Blists Hill is open 10am-5pm; a great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing entry into the town and the other nine Ironbridge Gorge Museums, valid for twelve months and unlimited daytime return visits, costs £27.50 per adult, £21 for the 60 plus, £16.50 for students and children and £68 for a family of two adults and all their children aged up to 18 years in full time education (terms and conditions apply); under 5s free. Activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge in addition to the museum admission fee. Individual museum entry tickets are also available.

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