When: 23rd March 2013, open 10am – 5pm
Where: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire
£: 15.95 for adults, 12.50 for the 60+ and 10.50 for children. Blists Hill Victorian Town is one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. An annual Passport Ticket allowing entry into all ten museums with unlimited return visits, costs 24 for adults, 19 for the 60+, 15.25 for students and children, 65 for a family ticket; under 5s free.
What is it?
Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, is getting set to host a brand new hands-on event where families will be able to find out more about the innovations and technology of the Industrial Revolution.
Mine It, Make It, Move It is taking place on Saturday 23rd March and is part of the National Science and Engineering Week. The day will involve fun experiments and demonstrations showing how raw materials are gathered from the ground, how different production processes work and how goods are distributed to markets.
There will be science and technology inspired workshops and activities for all the family to enjoy across the Victorian town, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. Visitors will be able to have a go at geology and mining activities, surveying, making iron on a stick, metal casting and enamelling.
The town’s canal is a habitat for fish and ducks. Visitors can dip a net into the canal to find out what else is living there. Children can also join in a fun archaeological dig.
As well as the workshops, families will enjoy great demonstrations including imploding oil drums and pipe-bending. Blists Hill Victorian Town’s engines will also be in steam for the day.
All the activities are included in the admission price to Blists Hill Victorian Town.
More info: www.ironbridge.org.uk