Museum of The Gorge is a great place to start your visit to the World Heritage Site and staff here will help orientate and plan your visit.
In Blists Hill, experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a recreated Victorian Town. Victorian characters will give you a fascinating insight into Victorian life as they go about their daily lives. A massive £12m redevelopment project has seen the creation of a brand new street of Victorian shops including a Fried Fish Dealer, Post Office, Milliner and Dress Maker and Photography Studio, along with a state-of-the-art Visitor Centre and Mine Railway experience. Other popular attractions include steam-powered machinery, a Victorian chemist (the location for BBC2’s Victorian Pharmacy series), the squatters cottage, a schoolhouse and a bank, where you can swap your money for Victorian tokens to spend in the towns shops and pubs.
Displays and demonstrations bring the history and techniques of china making to life at the once famous Coalport China Factory. Step onto the Iron Bridge and follow in the footsteps of millions who, since 1779, have journeyed to marvel at the world’s first cast-iron bridge.