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Black Country Living Museum

Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ, England
44-121-557-9643
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Dudley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
Traveler Description: The Black Country Living Museum is situated near  the heart of the town of Dudley, West Midlands, which is also famed for it's Zoo, Castle and... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If there is any better museum anywhere in the world, then I have yet to see it. This is unique: a living, working museum spread over a sprawling site recreating the look and conditions when the industrial Black Country sold to the world. We toured the underground tunnels created by the navigators of the 18th Century on a canal trip... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Took 8 friends here on Saturday, none had been before, although this was my third visit. This truly is a fantastic place with a great insight to yesteryear. We went on the canal trip (which is a must) had a bevvy in the pub, fairground rides and lots more. Alas, didn't get to go down the mine due to queues,... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Was a very enjoyable day out, particularly enjoyed the mine tour experience. Disappointed the tram was not operating and hasn't been for a while, this was not visible before the visit, either from leaflets or home page of website. On the day of visit, none of the large buses appeared to be taking visitors on rides too.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a great day out for all the family. Very fair prices to get in and also whilst inside . Grab some fish and chips but be warned the Q is long . The bus ride was a treat and make sure you go to the school wen the bell rings! Fun fair was brill!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Great to be able to wander through the streets of yester year taking a look at social history. We particularly loved the metal works by the canal. Even more exciting as it featured in BBC2'S Peaky Blinders.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We went to the re-enactment today of the Women's chain makers strike. Mary Macarthur gave an inspiring speech. It was a reminder of a women's inequality in 1910. A living museum with with a real pub, fish and chips shop, cake and the old fashioned sweets. Well worth a visit. 5*.

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Horncastle, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had a very good morning at The Black Country Living Museum. Lots to see and do and a wonderful trip on the canal boat. An experience not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Well, of all the sights and attractions we have seen in UK, this would take the cake. From the moment we walked through the entrance, I felt I was in a time warp. It was so easy to imagine what life was like way back then, from the housing and mine working history, to the staff in period costume, all... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Visited with friends and we all really enjoyed our day here. So much to see and do and difficult to get everything in,especially if you stop to talk to the Black Country costumed staff on your way around. I enjoyed the trip to the coal mine and also the canal trip, although my favourite shop was the chemist. Walking around... More

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I live and work in the black country,so it was about time to visit an attraction close to home. Having been to the museum in its infancy the work done since is a truly a masterpiece of conservation and nostalgia better than i was expecting!it really tells a story of graft and hardship! A trip down the mine was cracking... More

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