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Black Country Living Museum

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Address: Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ, England
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Covering 26 acres of former industrial land, Black Country Living Museum is...

Covering 26 acres of former industrial land, Black Country Living Museum is uniquely placed to tell the story of the creation of the world’s first industrial landscape. Over fifty authentic shops, houses and workshops have been carefully reconstructed to preserve the character of the region when its manufacturers bought worldwide fame to Black Country Towns. Take a trip on the tram to explore the canal-side village, where you can meet and chat to the costumed characters. Explore the underground mine and experience the authentic sights, sounds, smells and tastes from the past.

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The Museum of history

This museum is great because it tells the history that is the black country, The living actors are great and full of knowledge but there is one member of staff that really stood... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Jamie B
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West midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is great because it tells the history that is the black country, The living actors are great and full of knowledge but there is one member of staff that really stood out and that was Karl. He was located in one of the houses up the top of the hill by the cenotaph and not only did he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Black Country Living Museum is a must visit if you are in the West Midlands. It is open air and the historic buildings tell stories of the lives of the people who lived here so many years ago. Ideal for all ages. The guided tour of the mine was excellent and very informative. A brilliant time to spend 3... More 

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New Plymouth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I loved looking at all the 'olden day' things here but the kids found it a little boring although they did enjoy going down into the mine.

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Thank Nakichick
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Coal mine,,chip shop,,pub.. Fair..tram..old motor museum ,,life size shops from days gone by. Old houses,, I'm 72. My nan lived in similar,,,school room with lessons,,don't mis the boat on the tunnels. Extra but worth it,,, get tax payer to pay and get free year revisits for nil,,highly recommended. If not raining,,mine can frighten very small children as they do demo... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really great place to visit,a working museum,had everything for me,vintage double decker bus,trolley bus,canal boats,etc,old fashioned streets with working houses and shops which included,Sweetshop,Bakers,Chemist,Greengrocers,and a Fish and Chip shop to name but a few,guides were very good and there was a good selection of places to have food and get a drink.

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Thank Terry H
Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit, very professionally presented with a lot of period helpers to answer questions. Plenty to see and do with numerous places to eat. It is a glimpse of life in the first half of the last century, when there really was poverty. It is difficult to get to see everything in a day, there are parts of... More 

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Thank pehu44
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I always enjoy visiting here, I try and do different times of year and different school times. Fish and chips are some of the best I've ever had. It's nice to chat with the people working there as they bring the history to life for you and it makes any an adult feel like a child for a minute or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lovely weather and definitely wished wed taken a picnic given all the grassy spaces here. It was a lovely visit and really interesting to learn the history of the hometown of my partner. I didn't realise all the interesting parts Wolverhampton played in the development of industry in this country. Also definitely recommend paying the bit extra for... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On Saturday we spent the whole day at this fabulous museum. One visit is never enough. There are several things we did not manage to do but as the ticket is valid for the year no problem. The highlights of the day: fish and chips for £6.50. A huge portion and we shared. We luckily timed it right as there... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a surprise! We'd been thinking of visiting for a while, but finally took the plunge. The reconstructed buildings are fantastic, the stories told within them informative and inspiring. The volunteers are fantastic, they really knew their stuff, were interesting/interested and engaging. We really became immersed in the visit. I was particularly taken with the Workers' Institute which told the... More 

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