Ironbridge Residential Trip

Pupils in years 4-6 had a fantastic time on a residential trip to Ironbridge. Some of the children have written about the trip in the comments below.
They stayed in the Coalbrookdale Youth Hostel, an impressive building with superb staff ideally situated and providing excellent accommodation.Their itinerary for the 3 day trip included visits to Blists Hill Victorian Town Museum, Enginuity Science museum and the museum of the Gorge.


  1. Elliot on 26/04/2012 at 1:38 pm said:

    Ironbridge was the best trip with the school that I have ever been on. Although the coach journey was long, it was still worth it. On the first day we got there we unpacked our clothes and settled in to the youth hostel. Then we went to Ironbridge and had a proper look. On Tuesday, we went to Blists Hill museum and had to dress up as Victorians and have our picture taken and then went to the shop. When it got to the last day we went to a design and technology called Enginuity museum where you got to use the things that were in there. My best time there was at Enginuity becuase I really found it fascinating.

  2. Jake on 26/04/2012 at 1:43 pm said:

    The trip was epic! We went to The Museum of the Gorge, Blist Hill (Victorian Town) and Enginuity. The museum told us about who built the bridge (made from iron). The Enginuity place was full of experiments that you could try out. Blist Hill was a Victorian town that we went to and we changed 3 pounds into old English money which was 7p and a ha’penny. We went around the town and saw people doing various trades from makers of iron to candle makers.

    Although the beds weren’t has soft as the beds at home I loved the food and the games that we played in the evenings; musical chairs, charades and pin the name on the person.

  3. Reece on 26/04/2012 at 1:43 pm said:

    We had a fantastic three days in Ironbridge. We watched a little clip all about Ironbridge to get us started. Then we actually stood on the iron bridge. The best part was when we went to Enginuity. There was loads of things to do like watching a robot play a piano.

  4. Archie on 26/04/2012 at 1:43 pm said:

    In Ironbridge we went to three different museums. One was a design and technolgy museum where we were allowed to walk round on our own or in a group. We saw lots of mechanisms and we got to solve puzzles. The second was called the Gorge museum where we went to see a video. This linked with our trip the net day to Blists Hill Victorian town. During the trip we also saw the actual iron bridge; it was amazingly big. In the evenings we played games such as charades, pictionary and, last but not least, musical chairs. The only down fall was that the beds were a bit uncomfy but the lovely dinners and huge breakfast made up for that!

  5. TansyM on 26/04/2012 at 1:46 pm said:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Ironbridge. We had a fantastic 3 days! We went to 3 museums the Blists Hill museum, the gorge museum and Enginuity. My favourite museum was the Blits Hill museum because it was so unique. We had a look around the town and I bought a quill with ink and a slate with chalk.

  6. jakub on 26/04/2012 at 1:50 pm said:

    On the trip to Ironbrige we went to two different museums. At the first museum we saw a model of Ironbrige and then afterwards we watched a really interesting film. On the second day we went to a Victorian Town. In the bank we exchanged our money to Victorian money. We used the money to buy things in the Victorian shops. I had a great time.

  7. Hannah on 26/04/2012 at 1:52 pm said:

    We got to Ironbridge and unpacked at the huge Coalbrookdale youth hostel. Afterwards, we went to a museum about the history of Ironbridge. The next day,we saw the River Severn and went to Blists Hill Victorian town. When we got there, we exchanged our money to Victorian coins. Finally, we went to a science museum called Enginuity. When we were there, we tried different experiments and activities. We had a great time.

  8. monika on 26/04/2012 at 1:53 pm said:

    I went to Ironbridge. I had a great time. I liked the Victorian museum.

  9. Joanna on 26/04/2012 at 1:57 pm said:

    In Ironbridge we went to several great museums. Blists Hill was the Victorian museum with old fashioned shops. We changed modern money into victorian money and we dressed up as Victorian school children. I was scared of the teachers in the school. We also went to Enginuity, I think it was favourite.

  10. monika on 26/04/2012 at 2:00 pm said:

    I had a great time. My favourite thing was dressing up in Victorian clothes.


  11. Harrie T on 26/04/2012 at 2:05 pm said:

    Ironbridge was an amazing trip! Even though it took us an eternity to get there I thoroughly enjoyed it. First of all (after we got to the immense hostel) we went to one of ten museums in Ironbridge; the Gorge museum. We looked around for a while and looked at a small scale of the whole of Ironbridge. The evening food and games were a great way to end the day. As morning came we got dressed and had a lovely breakfast and headed off to Blists Hill mueseum which was brilliant; it was like being transported back in time. After a short victorian school lesson we had a look around some of the amazing shops. Then we all had real money changed into Victorian coins (seven pence ha’penny). We all looked around and I won a pick up sticks game on an old victorian arcade also I spent some money on a old victorian ride.In the evening I won musical chairs. In the morning we went to enginuity museum which was amazing because there were so many machines to look at and play with. Once we left we went back to school. I loved this school trip I cant wait until next year!

  12. mia on 26/04/2012 at 2:05 pm said:

    On the trip I enjoyed our time at Blists Hill museum (the Victorian town). We dressed up as Victorian children and had a Victorian lesson from Mrs Smith and Mr Quirk. We sung a hymn, prayed and learned about a potato. It was very different to the lessons we normally have.

  13. Sandra on 26/04/2012 at 2:06 pm said:

    Ironbridge was really cool! I would like to stay there for maximum of 5 days. I was in room 17 and the bedroom was quite big (bigger than mine at home). The 3 days went so quickly. When I was back, my family wanted to see the pictures that I had taken. We went to the amazing iron bridge and when I was standing in the middle I thought about far it would be to fall into the dirty river. I enjoyed changing our money into the old Victorian money. We bought a beautiful quill with ink.

  14. Nicola on 26/04/2012 at 2:06 pm said:

    Ironbridge was one of the best trips I’ve ever had! When we came to our hostel we chose partners and I had a fabulous room. Every night at 20:00 we went to the hall (games room) to spend time all together and play different games. On Tuesday we went to Blists Hill the Victorian museum it was fantastic! When we went through the back door we went in an old Victorian town where we had a lesson (in those days lessons were boring and children learned nothing I cawe confirm). It was so cool to change our english money into Victorian coins. I can say only one thing about the museum called Enginuity – fantastic! A perfect trip. I would recommend it.