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Saturday 7th October 2023 10:30-16:30 Ironbrdge, Shropshire, TF7 5UD

A full day at Blists Hill recreating scenes reminiscent of the Vicrorian and Edwardian period in a fine historic setting

Join us for a day of photography featuring a host of appropriately costumed re-enactors recreating scenes reminiscent of the Victorian and Edwardian era at one of the best historic towns in the world.


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About this event

We return to this fantastic location with a host of Victorian and Edwardian re-enactors for the opportunity to capture unique and eye catching historic portraits in a fantastic and historically accurate setting.

The Museum at Blists Hill forms an ideal backdrop for re-enactors with its period shops, the public house and many other buildings, all either originals that have been carefully rebuilt on site, or replicas that have been constructed to their original designs. The village at Blists Hill is part of the world famous Ironbridge complex of ten museums. As a setting for period events from the Victorian era onwards the site is excellent and ideal for our charter which takes as its timeline the period that the Museum naturally seeks to recreate.

The building of Blists Hill as a museum began in 1967 at the same time that a brand new town, Telford, was being built on the former East Shropshire Coalfield. The industrial archaeology that had so defined the region during the Industrial Revolution was gradually disappearing and it was felt that efforts should be made to preserve the buildings and artifacts that were so much a part of the areaís history.

Located on a fifty-acre site, Blists Hill incorporates some of the locationís original industrial features which have been restored. In addition, many other buildings have been constructed to create a small town reminiscent of the area at the turn of the Nineteenth Century. The town is now one of ten museums that together form the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. Buildings from a variety of different periods have been carefully researched and reconstructed using new heritage bricks and, with the exception of the post office, all are copies of an original structure from the area of the East Shropshire Coalfield.

The museum cafe will be open for refreshements throughout the day and there is plenty of on site parking.

We hope that many of you will join us for what promises to be an excellent session of photography at this world-famous venue!

Top images by Mark Sutherland, Terry Onslow & Rich Cooper

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lenses
  • Camera protection - rain covers etc


  • All levels welcome


  • Medium

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Warm clothing

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