Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

4.5
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
An intricately designed open-air complex of red-brick constructions, cobbled streets, and renovated storefronts spread over 10.5 hectares (26 acres), Black Country Living Museum serves to preserve a number of important buildings from the Black Country region. Many of the buildings in the museum were transferred from their original locations to faithfully recreate a working village portraying life in the period between the 1850s to the 1950s. Wander in and out of the houses, shops, and workshops, each of which contains notable artifacts. In all, the complex contains 80,000 items, including a steam-powered Turner-Miesse car, two mine shafts, and a few limekilns. Check out the pharmacy and the original supplies it holds, wave to costumed staff as you ride past them aboard a vintage public bus, and watch smiths forge chains and nails. And when hunger calls, stop into the fish n' chips shop for a taste of the British staple--the fries here are as thick as your thumb and twice as long. Plan my trip to Dudley with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • First time visited yesterday and it was excellent. A great way to see how life would have been like which was brought alive with the actors going about their day. Will definitely be returning for...  more »
  • Me and my family went to the BCLM today we had a wonderful time. There is loads to do for all ages. as we went to sit down in the large white tent there is a stand selling hot drink/ cold drink and...  more »
  • An amazing day, so much to see. The guides are so helpful and well informed and bring the history to life. Really well set out and one-way systems in place to help with social distancing. This did....  more »
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  • Have been to the Black Country Museum today, very good. Last visited the site 20 years ago, the site has changed a lot and there are many more properties and we were told of further developments. I would just suggest that it would be more authentic if in the refreshment areas to have China cups and saucers and plates, they can be obtained economically from charity shops generally or now many have a retro section?
  • Absolutely love this place. My family history right here.. Was lovely taking my kids to show them their roots and how life has changed over the years and how kids had to work and appreciated the small things in life... How today, they take so much for granted.. How I'd love to live that life again where respect was expected... I shall be visiting again :)
  • I visit here every couple of years taking different friends and family. We always have a great experience and a full days entertainment. Even better now seeing the various parts where Peaky Blinders were on location. Can't wait for the new extension to be added when more recent buildings from the 1950's & 1960's will be added. Highly recommended and good value for money.
  • Quite pricey, but was actually worth it. Loads to see and actually very interesting for us and the kids. Lots of actors and people doing decent demonstrations. You need the whole day to have any chance to fit in the best bits. The ticket is for the year so you can also split over a couple of days if you have the time. The metal working was my favourite demonstrations
  • Had a really good day out here over the weekend with family that had traveled down from Scotland. Wasn’t impressed when waiting to go down the mine though. After having waited over 45 minutes already the staff member called a group of scouts (who had only recently joined the queue) down in front of myself and around 12 other people who had already been waiting the same sort of time as we had. No explanation or apology, just left waiting for an extra 20 minutes. Apart from this we did have a good day out and the staff do a great job, would highly recommend the fish and chips.

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