The Black Country Living Museum is situated near  the heart of the town of Dudley, West Midlands, which is also famed for it's Zoo, Castle and selection of fabulous local beers.

The museum itself is situated on a stretch of the regions vast canal network, which formed a major part of the industrial revolution. The aim of the museum is to portray the life, times and hardship of the area, as it used to be! All the buildings found there, were located from the surrounding districts, dismantled brick by brick, transported then re-assembled, to form the image of a working village. There are all sorts of places to view, including, an authentic chemist shop, which came complete with original supplies, an old style bakery, the fish & chip shop, which cooks the food in dripping, then finally a local pub, where you can enjoy an excellent pint of beer in front of a roaring open fire. Other attractions include, rides on a trolley bus, the last one in service and a canal boat trip, through the tunnels of Dudley, where  you can participate with the tunnel walking!

All in all, the museum supplies you with a fabulous day out, revelling in the way at how simple and hard life used to be! There is something there for people of all ages.