Father's Day Sherlock visit at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge

Sherlock Holmes will be spotted snooping around for a Father’s Day detective event.

Father's Day Sherlock visit at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge

Dads will be welcomed for free on Sunday to the event at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge where they can follow in the detective’s footsteps.

Costumed actors from Sundial Theatre Company will perform scenes from their own version of a Sherlock Holmes murder mystery at 11.30am and 2.30pm. 

Then families can put their own detective skills to the test by following a cryptic trail set by criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, Holmes’ arch enemy, solve the clues and win a prize.

The legendary detective and his trusty sidekick Dr Watson were created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late Victorian era. Also at the centre, fathers can take part in a tug of war on The Green at 1.30pm, or buy a pint and pork pie while joining in a lively sing-a-long in the New Inn pub.

There will also be candle dipping in the Goods Shed using Victorian techniques to make multi-coloured candles to take home and a ride on the horse-drawn bus between 1.30pm and 3pm.

Blists Hill is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums and is open from 10am to 5pm.

Admission to the Victorian Town will be free for fathers, when accompanied by another full-paying adult.

For more information call the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on (01952) 433424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. 

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