Go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd August and take part in a variety of fun drop-in activities from dipping fabulously colourful candles and building a wall with mini-bricks to discovering Morse Code and colouring in pictures of Victorian scenes. Sessions will take place from 10.15am-1pm and 1.30pm-4pm at the fascinating museum where life over 100 years ago is recreated.
Over at the Enginuity hands-on science and technology centre in nearby Coalbrookdale, join a Made in China drop-in workshop between 1.30am and 3.45pm to discover more about the fantastic inventions, science and technologies that have come from the East. Hands-on activities will include using craft materials such as tissue paper and brightly coloured card to make boats, kites and shadow puppets as well as the chance to have a go at printing. These activities will vary from-to-day and carry a small extra charge in addition to the museum entrance fee. There will also be a choice of family activities that are included in the admission charge, such as decorating paper bricks and adding them to the ‘Great Wall of Enginuity’, solving tangram puzzles and following a trail that takes in museum exhibits linked to the inventions of China.
Both museums are open 10am to 5pm; an Annual Passport Ticket allowing entry into these and the other eight Ironbridge Gorge Museums, valid for 12 months and unlimited 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. 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).