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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. Plan your Black Country Living Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Dudley using our Dudley itinerary planner.
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Been here so many times and taken so many visitors who have been staying with us. Fascinating place and so important to save all the old building that otherwise would have been lost. Great way for fol... read more »
Having first visited about 15 years ago, I was pleasantly surprised during a recent visit as to how much more there was to do. Definitely recommend the pub with its friendly staff. A great day out.
Having never been before we didn't know quite what to expect, and the entrance to say the least isn't exactly inspiring, but wow once you're in it is an amazing place !!! It's great that the shops act... read more »
Just joined the 1940's show. All nice dressed ladies and army uniformed gentlemen brought me back to 1940's. Armed force checks people's pass in case you are a spy. Long que at outside of chip shop, but never have a chance to try. Other people has reviewed it was nice.
Loved it. This is a gem of a place. Despite the bad weather, all the staff was very helpful and there was loads to explore in this place. Very well preserved and maintained. Would love to go again and spend a full day.
The museum is on my doorstep so I have the opportunity to visit as and when I like, It's steeped in history and there is always something new to learn. To see everything you'll need a full day to explore the whole village, we queue for Hobbs chippy, best fish n chips around, we relive school days, the fairground, ride the tram, go deep in the mines (not forgetting me hard 'at), ask questions when we pop in 'n' out the 'ouses staff are always friendly & willing to tell you all you need to know. We enjoy the evening events & usually go as a family, never had a bad one yet.There is something for everyone my family's age ranges from 8yrs to 84yrs fab days out... See you all again soon
Really interesting place, lots to look at and kept my 2 small kids interested for the day. Some of Peaky Blinders (BBC TV series) appears to have been shot here. Will visit again.
Lots to see and do. Fascinating exhibits. Very well interpreted. Used as a film location for Peaky Blinders. You have to try the traditionally cooked fish and chips. Worth the wait!
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