November will see the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 5th November when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display.
The gates open at 6pm allowing plenty of time to explore the Town’s Victorian streets and atmospheric buildings. As you make your way down to the Village Green for the show, you will be able talk to the townsfolk in their cottages, shops and other places of work and hear about life in the late 1800s. In the Foundry, you can see molten iron being poured into moulds during the dramatic iron casting demonstration. The highlight of the night will be the fantastic fireworks extravaganza accompanied by music, which will start at around 7.30pm and light up the night sky.
This popular fun and safe family event takes place between 6pm and 9pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are priced at £9.95 adults; £6.75 children aged 3-15 years and £31 for a family of 2+2, under 3s free. A joint family ticket for the Fireworks Night and Ghostly Gaslight Halloween evening on Saturday, 29th October is just £55 (2+2). Tickets must be purchased in advance either online or from any of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums.
Visitors are advised to park at the Ironbridge Park and Ride, located at the top of Jiggers Bank (TF4 3QE) where a regular bus service starting at 5.15pm will take them to the event and back for a small fee. Limited parking is available at Blists Hill Victorian Town on a first come first served basis with priority given to Blue Badge holders.
All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, tickets will not be available on the gate; Ironbridge Gorge Museum Passports are not valid for this evening and dogs will not be allowed. For further information, contact the Ironbridge Visitor 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).
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