The Ironbridge Gorge Museums have teamed up with other leading Shropshire attractions to offer special day trips with a difference for groups of 15 or more planning to visit the area in 2019.
Iron: Past, Present and Future
A new day trip package combining Blists Hill Victorian Town with the British Ironworks Centre in Oswestry is now available for just £11 per person over the winter season until 24 March, or £16 per person during the summer season, 25 March to 30 September 2019.
Spend the morning discovering the sights, sounds and smells of the Victorian age at Blists Hill then board your coach for a visit to the British Ironworks in Oswestry. A 45-minute journey through beautiful Shropshire takes you to this treasure trove of eclectic modern metalwork sculptures. Explore the UK's largest metal safari and sculpture park and see traditional crafts skills brought to life by artisans then browse unusual gifts in the shop. This package includes a cream tea or breakfast bap served with tea or coffee at the British Ironworks Centre.
From 1 March until 31 October 2019, groups can relax during the morning on a River Severn cruise around the county town of Shrewsbury on board the Sabrina with live commentary and tea/coffee with biscuits, and explore Blists Hill Victorian Town during the afternoon. This package is just £17 per person. Groups must book at least two weeks ahead and will need to use their own transport between the boat embarkation point in Shrewsbury and Blists Hill, near Ironbridge.
Full Steam Ahead!
From 13 April until 30 November 2019, groups can take a journey back in time in a fabulous package deal with the Severn Valley Railway. Start the day with a nostalgic one-way journey on a steam-hauled train through the picturesque Worcestershire and Shropshire countryside, and then travel back over 100 years as your group enjoys the afternoon discovering more about Victorian life at Blists Hill Victorian Town. Meet the Victorians in their authentic shops and cosy cottages, see curious goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their atmospheric workshops and factories - all for just £23per adult / seniors or £17.50 per child.
These pre-booked packages are available to groups of 15 plus. There is free coach parking or a drop off facility at each museum; group leaders and coach drivers have complimentary admission and drivers will be given a free refreshment voucher.
Groups will need to use their own coach to travel between locations and book at least two weeks in advance for these packages. Call the Group Visits Officer Ben Walker to discuss the options on Tel: 01952 435 900 or email ; details can also be found on http://www.ironbridge.org.uk