The residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town near Ironbridge will be full of the joys of spring over the Bank Holiday Weekend of 5 to 7 May. Visitors will be able to chance their arm at some traditional Victorian games including quoits, silt-walking and skipping.
Townsfolk will be busy sprucing up their houses now the finer days have arrived, as well as making pretty May Baskets, arranging spring blooms and pressing flowers to keep for winter.
Later in the month, residents of the town will celebrate the birthday of their beloved Queen Victoria with great pomp and pageantry. The monarch’s birthday will be marked on the weekend of 26 and 27 May, when the streets will be bedecked in red, white and blue bunting. A special parade will take place on both days and traditional fish and chips will be available, and you’ll also be able to toast Her Majesty’s health at the New Inn.
One of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Blists Hill Victorian Town is open from 10am until 4.30pm; entrance is priced at £12/14.60/19.75, or you can buy an Annual Passport which allows multiple visits to all the Ironbridge sites. Visit ironbridge.org.uk for details.