Olde England - Ironbridge & Black Country Museum

Quality Hotel Coventry

Departure Date:

19/05/2019
No. of Days:

2 days








£109.00 pp


Step back in time!

Watch the world go by over 100 years ago. Of all the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Blists Hill Victorian Town is perhaps the most popular. The open-air museum allows visitors to experience an atmospheric way of Victorian life in the late 1800’s. Life is re-enacted by townsfolk who wear the attire of the day and who go about their daily live’s in the shops and workplaces of this authentic Victorian community. Many have been specially trained with specific skills and crafts and are ready to demonstrate to visitors, exactly how certain tasks would have been done in a small industrial town towards the end of Queen Victoria’s reign, in the 19th century. 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.

The story of the Black Country is distinctive because of the scale, drama, intensity and multiplicity of the industrial might that was unleashed. It first emerged in the 1830s, creating the first industrial landscape anywhere in the world. It is this that the Black Country Museum rejoices in sharing with you. This is twenty six acres worth exploring! Amazing as it may seem, this is now a ‘place’ – a real and lively place, where once there was nothing and nobody. With a village and charismatic residents to chat with, trams to ride, games to play, things being made and stories to hear. But above all this is about the people - their triumphs to admire and troubles to be thankful that are not ours. A catalyst for thinking and reflection about our own lives.

Leisuretime Allocated Hotel

You will be staying in a good hotel in the local area. All the bedrooms will have private facilities, colour TV and tea and coffee making facilities, and the hotel will have a good bar and restaurant. Your hotel will be named on your final travel documents.

Day 1

After joining the coach, we make our way to the hotel with stops en route with stops en route. We expect to arrive at our hotel late afternoon. Dinner in the hotel.

Days 2

Traditional English breakfast followed by our included excursions.

Blists Hill at Ironbridge

Watch the world go by over 100 years ago. Of all the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Blists Hill Victorian Town is perhaps the most popular. The open-air museum allows visitors to experience an atmospheric way of Victorian life in the late 1800’s. Life is re-enacted by townsfolk who wear the attire of the day and who go about their daily live’s in the shops and workplaces of this authentic Victorian community. Many have been specially trained with specific skills and crafts and are ready to demonstrate to visitors, exactly how certain tasks would have been done in a small industrial town towards the end of Queen Victoria’s reign, in the 19th century. 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.

Black Country Museum

The story of the Black Country is distinctive because of the scale, drama, intensity and multiplicity of the industrial might that was unleashed. It first emerged in the 1830s, creating the first industrial landscape anywhere in the world. It is this that the Black Country Museum rejoices in sharing with you. This is twenty six acres worth exploring! Amazing as it may seem, this is now a ‘place’ – a real and lively place, where once there was nothing and nobody. With a village and charismatic residents to chat with, trams to ride, games to play, things being made and stories to hear. But above all this is about the people - their triumphs to admire and troubles to be thankful that are not ours. A catalyst for thinking and reflection about our own lives.

  • Reserved coach travel throughout
  • 1 night, bed and breakfast
  • Includes entry into Blists Hill at Ironbridge & Black Country Museum

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff West
  • Llanelli
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Swansea Central

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OUR PRICES

Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.

TO NOTE

Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have

THIS TRIP

Limited number of singles without supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.

Includes entry into Blists Hill at Ironbridge & Black Country Museum

Other Dates

Departure Date: Sunday 19 May 2019
Duration: 2 Days


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