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Black Country Living Museum

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Address: Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ, England
Phone Number: +44 121 557 9643
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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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Great history lesson!

This museum provided amazing stories of the history of each of the buildings. The staff know the family histories of each house and building and are willing to share all the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum provided amazing stories of the history of each of the buildings. The staff know the family histories of each house and building and are willing to share all the fascinating details. Such a great day out!

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic museum for a whole day out that I think even kids would love. We started with a short film then a walk around that took us to the coal mine and we joined a tour down a coal seam drift. Yes it was damp and black in there - oh so black! It makes you realise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been here as a family a couple of times this past year and both times we've been impressed with what's on offer and available to see and do. I think their slowly investing more and more into his attraction to give visitors a true taste of life back in the day. Well worth a visit.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Things have changed since our last visit and I must say for the better so much more to see and do. Not forgetting that your pass lasts for a year so why not visit again for free. Such a welcoming experience it was a pleasure and a very good time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a good day out for everyone, exceptional mines especially for kids, the pub is definetly worth a visit aswell and the chip shop has chips which are definetly unforgettable in a good way, get exceptionally busy however but will come back in due time

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great museum, plenty for the young and old to do, staff dressed in costumes lovely touch well worth a visit 😊

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the Black Country Museum frequently as we live in the Black Country! Fabulous place, great to hear the good old dialect, and see how things used to be. Makes me think of my grandparents, especially the houses! Good fun, great authentic fish and chips, an Education that the kids cannot believe! Go and experience the good, hard working... More 

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Dudley, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a step back in time and appreciate how your Grandmomas lived. The food is delicious the atmosphere historic and so interesting. I think they are missing a trick here. Needs more "special nights" I think it will sell big time.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is well worth a visit even on a cold day as it was when our group attended. The car museum, pit, chip shop and pub were all great. The only negative i have is from the man that demonstrated the chain making. His customer relation and communication skills left a lot to be desired. He requested that people move... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out with real people sharing experiences of life in bygone days. The characters seem to enjoy their roles and have real passion about sharing what they know. I was convinced ...... very spacious, good access to all parts of the site with authentic food and playthings all over - good for all ages.

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