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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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Description: Covering 26 acres of former industrial land, Black Country Living Museum...
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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Good family outing

We visited this as a family, two parents & 2 grown up children plus spouses. It was a very good day out - surpassing our slight scepticism ! There's a lot to see, and the staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Hannut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this as a family, two parents & 2 grown up children plus spouses. It was a very good day out - surpassing our slight scepticism ! There's a lot to see, and the staff (role-playing) are excellent and very natural. Worth keeping an eye on the time and planning your route to fit the talks & trips. It... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took my 7 year old because he is learning about what life was like 100 years ago and the Black Country Living Museum was a perfect setting for him to have fun while learning. They have volunteers and employees who dress and talk as if they are living in the 1890's. There's a real pub, bakery, sweet shop, cinema... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A rare opportunity to experience the hard conditions in a drift coal mine in the mid 1800's, live life as it was in the Black Country a hundred years ago, see the trades of the time at work. Also very enjoyable is the highly recommended 'fish & chips'. Delicious! Even better - you pay once and can visit time and... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A fabulous way to view the industrial heritage of the Heart of England. If you are old enough to remember some of the exhibits, it is a sentimental walk down memory lane. If not, you will be treated to an insight into the way life was many years ago. The shops, houses, school rooms and other exhibits are staffed by... More 

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Just returned from family visit today. Lots for all the family, the adults loved the nostalgia taking us back to childhoods at our grand-parents. The kids loved seeing what everything looked like in the past and were open mouthed by the trip down the mine and a visit to school. The exhibits and buildings are great but the atmosphere is... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We love to re-visit the Black Country Living Museum, as there is always something new to learn and something different to experience. Today we were informed by the school master that Sir Charles Hayward - whose Trust keeps the school on site - was the father of Sir Jack Hayward, who was remembered at last week's Wolves match against Blackpool.... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

As part of the run up to Christmas 2014 went to the Black Country Victorian Christmas Evening at the Black Country Museum. The concept is fantastic but the reality was a little different. The evening started with a 45 minute queue to enter the premises. Not brilliant on a cold wet winters evening. Perhaps the lesson here is to reduce... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visit here lots as we are local and have visited throughout the year at different events. However our favourite trip was with our new American son in law. He loved it even though he had real problems with the dialect. His favourite parts being the chippie and the pub! A great day had by all as usual.

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Newtown, Powys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I'm on a mission to visit places I went to on trips in Primary school, so this was my first visit in around 17 years. I really enjoyed it. The volunteers there were very insightful, and passionate about what they had to talk about. As we went in mid January the museum had only been open for a few days,... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited here with an 11 year old as she is interested in history. Weren't sure what to expect but we needn't have worried. Although the site is large it is well laid out and the street/roads all have something of interest. The 'residents' of the houses we went into were very friendly and chatted away about their life and... More 

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