Dress as a Pirate and join in Blists Hill Victorian Town's Treasure Island Weekend 27th - 28th July 2013
Date Posted: 13th June 2013Dress as a pirate or your favourite character from Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel, Treasure Island, and go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge over the summer weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. The open air museum is running a fun, literary themed event with actors recreating scenes from the popular maritime book of mutiny and buried treasure.
The last remaining Severn Trow, a cargo boat which operated along the River Severn in the 1800s, will be transformed into Treasure Island’s famous vessel, the Hispaniola, where Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins will judge the best fancy dress costume. The winner will have their picture taken by Roland Percy Smitheman at Blists Hill’s own photographic studio in Canal Street.
Youngsters can also try and guess where the pirate’s treasure chest is hidden. There’s a prize for correctly placing a flag on the spot where it’s located on a two-metre map of Blists Hill in the Goods Shed. Long John Silver will reveal the secret hiding place during the afternoon.
A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing daytime entry into all ten museums, valid for twelve months and unlimited return visits, costs £24 per adult, £19 for the 60 plus, £15.25 for students and children and £65 for a family of two adults and all their children aged up to 18 years in full time education (terms and conditions apply); under 5s free. Activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge in addition to the admission fee. Individual museum entry tickets are also available.
For further information Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/. The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).