Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

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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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dudley using our trip planner.
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  • We have not been here for some years, and regret not getting back sooner, we had a fantastic day despite a bit of wet weather. The staff were very helpful and re-enactors threw themselves into their p...  more »
  • Excellent day out for all ages, so much knowledge and history. Massive queues for the beef dripping fish and chips, about 45 minute wait, and in my opinion not worth the wait.  more »
  • Wow- from the moment you walk in this place is great! I loved every second - We went on a Saturday when the snow was just starting (It was cold) but it also meant it was very quiet which was nice. We ...  more »
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  • Excellent place to visit with regular public displays. Staff are very friendly and informative. Fish and chip shop makes a great place to stop and have something nice for lunch. Other food is available too such as the cake shop. The old bus can take you down into the town from the entrance so extremely good ride. I don’t think the trams were working when we visited which was a shame.
  • This place is amazing and would highly recommend stepping back in time seeing how they used to live the houses shops school transport mines tug boats the list is endless. The charecters make it more realistic and playing good old street games like skipping. The cakes and sweets are a must and the fish and chips is cooked like in the olden days in beef dripping but be prepared to wait
  • Brilliant museum staffed by knowledgeable, friendly volunteers in period costume. The fish and chip shop offers excellent food at very reasonable prices and kids really enjoy the experience. Can't recommend highly enough.
  • Loved visiting here and seeing what it was like back in the thick. Going down the mine and seeing what it would have been like is a great attraction. Huge site so you can easily spend all day there and take your time listing to the actors explain everything. Fish and chips is a must along with the school lesson.
  • One of the most amazing museums I've visited in the UK. This was a first for me and I really love this concept for a museum - it's like an educational theme park! I'm a university student but I felt like a child again when I visited this place. All the staff I met were friendly and helpful. I can't wait to bring my friends and family here next time. I enjoyed taking the vintage tram and shuttle buses around the museum. The tram did break down later on though but that just shows how old that thing is. So I forgive it for breaking down. My only regret is that I queued for the fish and chips for half an hour, only to be told that their card machine didn't work and I had to come back later. I was quite upset because I had to leave and didn't have the time to queue again after withdrawing enough cash from the ATM in the main building :(
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