Dress-up and join the Hatter's Mad Tea Party at Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Blists Hill Victorian Town
10th July 2014
The museum will be hosting a themed event, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, based on the Victorian novel by Lewis Carroll, which tells the story of seven-and-half-year-old Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world.
Watch the Hatter’s Mad Tea Party, join the Queen of Hearts for a game of croquet and follow a clue-led trail around the town to find the grinning Cheshire Cat. Then see scenes from the book performed by costumed characters from the Sundial Theatre Company. There will also be hands-on activities for youngsters such as colouring Alice themed illustrations.
Everyone who’s dressed-up can take part in a competition to find the best costume from the book; outfits will be judged at the Hatter’s Mad Tea Party with the winner receiving a prize portrait taken by the Town’s photographer.
Open 10am until 5pm, Blists Hill is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing entry into the Town and the other nine Ironbridge Gorge Museums, valid for twelve months and unlimited return visits, costs £27.50 per adult, £21 for the 60 plus, £16.50 for students and children and £68 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 museum admission fee. Individual museum entry tickets are also available.
For further information, contact the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).