Where: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge, Shropshire
£: £15.95 for adults, £12.50 for the 60+ and £10.50 for children. Blists Hill is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. An annual Passport Ticket allowing entry into all the museums with unlimited return visits, costs £24 for adults, £19 for the 60+, £15.25 for students and children and £65 for a family of two adults and all their children aged up to 18 years; under 5s go free.
What is it?
Discover more about the working horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge on Saturday 15th June. Chat to their keepers, watch harnessing demonstrations and see the farrier at work shoeing horses in the blacksmiths forge. Then join with the residents and take a ride around the town in the horse-drawn open carriage.
A highlight will be a special talk about the horses and their care outside the printers’ workshop by their keeper; afterwards you can ask questions about these fascinating animals.
This special Meet the Horses event is part of Blists Hill Victorian Town’s 40th anniversary celebrations. It demonstrates the important role played by horses in daily life over a hundred years ago.
More info: www.ironbridge.org.uk